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How Leaky Ductwork can Negatively Affect You This Summer

We’re moving into the summer season, and chances are that you are really looking forward to that warm summer sun already. Just remember that even those of us that love the heat of summer the most may find it a bit oppressive if we don’t have a cool, comfortable environment to return home to at the end of the day. While your air conditioner may be in fine working order, you must keep in mind the fact that any issues with its air distribution system can seriously impede its overall operational quality. That is why you need to have your air ducts sealed promptly if they are in poor shape.

What Kind of Problems Does Leaky Ductwork Lead To?

If your air conditioner is humming away and starting up reliably, you may not be too keen on the idea of having a professional technician come to your home in order to complete any services. The fact of the matter, though, is that non-mechanical components in the system, such as your ductwork, can also suffer from operational issues. Leaks in one’s ductwork are actually among the most common sources of serious energy inefficiency in many homes.

When your system is cooling air, but that air is not making it to its intended destination, your air conditioner is going to have to work overtime in order to cool your home evenly throughout. This will result in longer run times, driving up your energy costs, even as your comfort suffers. It also increases wear and tear on your system, which in turn increases the risk of operational damages. Your indoor air quality may suffer as well, as pollutants are drawn into the system, only to be distributed throughout your entire home by your air ducts themselves.

Protect efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality by letting  Schaal Heating and Cooling complete your duct sealing in Des Moines, IA.

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