If your utility bills keep getting unexpectedly higher and higher, while the temperature in your home becomes more and more uncomfortable, you could have a leak in your home’s duct system. And if this is the case, you are not alone—many homes have one or more leaks in their HVAC system. Not only is this not efficient, but costly as well: 20-40% of cooling and heating expenses are due to air duct leaks. When you have an air leak, the air may be going into crawlspaces or an attic instead of into the home, essentially wasting energy by heating or cooling a space that is rarely or never used. Leaks occur due to the system not being installed properly or due to deteriorating materials. If you need help detecting or repairing leaks in your residential a/c system, you’re best bet may be to go to a trusted professional. Estes Heating & Air has been serving Atlanta and surrounding areas for more than 60 years. For more information about our services, please visit www.estesair.com.
Here are some benefits of fixing any air leaks in your home’s duct system:
1. Increased air quality: Air leaks can pull polluted air and allergens into the house, causing the air you breathe to be unsafe. You’ll be doing your lungs a favor by fixing any leaks, making the air cleaner for you and your family.
2. Cost savings: Watch yourself writing checks to the utility company for a less amount each month after successfully repairing any leaks. Having a securely sealed system means it doesn’t have to work as hard to heat and cool your home, and you won’t have to work as hard either.
3. Having a more eco-friendly home: Aside from saving money, you’ll also save energy. Eliminating leaks means air is not being wasted in the home. An efficient heating and cooling system results in less energy being used, and less pollutants going into the environment.
4. Increased overall comfort: Once all leaks are fixed, you’ll have an easier time keeping the rooms in your home at a comfortable temperature. As we mentioned earlier, the air will also be cleaner and safer for you to breathe.
If you are in the Atlanta area and are worried you may have an air duct leak, give us a call today at 404-361-6560. We specialize in air conditioner repair, air conditioner service, and air conditioner replacement, fulfilling all of your HVAC needs.