How to Keep Your HVAC Air Ducts in Excellent Condition

Most homes in Jupiter, FL, use an HVAC system that contains ductwork. When your air conditioner or heater runs, it moves conditioned air through the air ducts into your living spaces. Damaged ducts will leak that cool or warm air, leading to higher energy consumption. Keeping your HVAC air ducts in excellent condition is vital to maintain comfort and minimize energy and repair costs. Here’s how you can ensure your HVAC system’s arteries function as they should.

Schedule Inspections

What you can’t see can’t hurt you, right? Wrong. Just because most of your ductwork sits behind walls doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Scheduling periodic duct inspections will ensure you find and fix any damage fast. As a result, you’ll stop a small issue from worsening and minimize the energy waste you’ll experience from damaged air ducts.

Seal Air Duct Leaks

Ideally, you should walk around your home a few times a year to seal any leaks that allow conditioned air to escape and air from outside to seep inside. You’ll do this with weatherstripping and caulking. If your ductwork has a crack, it’ll also require sealing. A professional HVAC service technician can handle this simple task for you.

Repair Right Away

Let’s say the crack in your ductwork is large and runs through a significant portion of the ducts. While sealing it might be a possible temporary solution, you’ll need a permanent fix to avoid future problems. If you notice an issue with your HVAC system’s ductwork, have it repaired right away. Waiting will only worsen it.

Consider Ductless AC

You don’t need ductwork to enjoy a comfortable home. You can ditch the ducts and all the associated costs by installing a ductless air conditioning and heating system. Install a single ductless air handler to cool a single room or install a multi-zone system within a larger house that allows for customized climate control.

Don’t neglect your HVAC system’s ductwork and pay the price for it. Contact JB’s A/C & Electrical to schedule a duct sealing, repair or replacement service.

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