How To Tell If Your Air Ducts Are Leaking

How To Tell If Your Air Ducts Are Leaking

If your air ducts are leaking, then your wallet is certainly leaking all of your hard-earned money. In fact, leaking air ducts are considered to be one of the top ways some people waste energy without even knowing it… but wait, how do you know if your air ducts are leaking? Just look for some of these tell-tale signs:

  1. You can’t seem to maintain your desired temperature in certain rooms
    With leaking ducts, your air is going to escape at a rate you just can’t keep up with. Therefore, hot air will escape in the winter and cold air in the summer; either way, you’ll be left uncomfortable. But it may not be true of your entire house, so be wary of isolated spots where the temperature is not consistent, and call your local professionals, like Bold City Heating and Air, if you’re left scratching at your head.
  2. Your energy bills have risen, regardless of the season
    If you can’t maintain the temperature consistently throughout your house, chances are your initial reaction was to play with your HVAC’s thermostat in an attempt to find equilibrium. But if this goes on for too long with the underlying reason escaping your notice, then you’ll notice your energy bills have also gone out of whack. As the questions you face start to compound, it’s likely that they’re trying to point you in the direction of your leaking air ducts.
  3. The air quality in your home seems to have decreased
    When you don’t have control over your home’s temperature, you also don’t have control over what may manifest as a result of the varying heat and cold. Being at the whim of the seasons, you may start to notice more mold where there are hotspots in the spring and summer, or maybe more dust and dander wherever the colder air seems to be seeping in. Regardless, the quality of air in your home may go down—think musty smells, increased asthma attacks, or a greater suffering at the hands of your allergies while indoors.

If you and your HVAC can’t seem to keep up with the air inside of your home, it may be time to reach out and ask for help. Call Bold City Heating and Air today to schedule your inspection! Once you’ve worked with a locally owned company and experienced the bold difference, we guarantee you’ll never go back.