How much do you really know about the ducts in your home? Unfortunately, ducts are known to develop holes and cracks that can greatly interfere with your home heating and air conditioning system. Of course, your ducts are most likely hidden from view, and it’s very difficult for most homeowners to detect whether this is a problem in their homes. Detecting leaks requires professional equipment and a trained eye, so when you notice you’re spending far more on heating or cooling than you’d like, contact the experienced professionals at Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning for duct repair and leak detection in Yucaipa.
The Trouble with Leaky Ducts
When a duct collapses, the problem may be obvious, but minor holes and cracks are not usually so apparent. Many ducts develop such problems over time, and while it may not seem like such a big deal, it can actually add a lot of extra work for your heating and cooling system. As air leaks out into unoccupied spaces (attics or crawlspaces, for example), it takes a lot longer for the rooms in your home to reach the proper temperature.
When your air conditioning and heating system runs for longer, you end up paying more on your utilities. And as your AC or heating system works overtime, some of the most important components may wear down quickly. Furthermore, holes in the ducts may allow dust, debris, and insulation to move into the air your family breathes in.
How to Tell You Need Repair
Be sure to pay attention to how well your forced-air heating or air conditioning system works. If some of the rooms in your home are consistently warmer or cooler than the others, there is likely a problem. You should also pay attention to your monthly energy bills. If you keep your thermostat at an efficient setting, you should not notice too much of a difference from one year to the next, unless your air conditioner or heater is forced to run for longer.
We offer professional duct repair in Yucaipa and the surrounding areas.
When you find that your heating or cooling system is not running efficiently, or when your family members complain about the temperature throughout the home, call Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning.