Do your ducts suck?
Duct leaks tend to be out of sight, out of mind until there’s a problem. But, minor duct leaks can be the reason for poor indoor air quality, a lack of indoor comfort, and leaks in your wallet.
Here’s 10 facts about duct leaks that you’ll want to pay attention to before it becomes a larger more expensive problem.
- There are two types of duct leaks to be concerned about: return and supply duct leaks (see images above)
- Return duct leaks suck hot, humid attic air into your home
- Return duct leaks allow pollutants in your home contributing to poor indoor air quality.
- Supply duct leaks suck dirty outdoor air in your home.
- Supply duct leaks causes conditioned air to go in your attic, crawl space, or garage.
- Return duct leaks force your ac/heating system to run longer than necessary costing you more money on energy bills.
- Duct leaks are one of the top three ways energy is wasted.
- Ducts leaks happen mainly because of a disconnected duct.
- If there is less air is going out and more air is coming in your home, which creates positive pressure which is better.
- If there is more air going out and less air is coming in your home, which creates negative pressure.
What can you do to stop your ducts from sucking?
- First, contact Tri County to get a duct inspection done.
- Have Tri County properly seal all joints
- Ducts can sometimes be twisted or bent obstructing air flow, we can straighten that out to give you better efficiency
- Tri County can remove any damaged ducts and add the proper suspension
- Our Comfort Advisors will make sure your ducts are the right size for your home during the duct inspection.