The ductwork in your home is like the circulatory system of your HVAC appliances. They are what keep your home comfortable year round by delivering carefully conditioned air from your air conditioner or furnace to each area of your home.
Air ducts are often out of sight and out of mind, which is just how you want them; but these all-too-common problems with ductwork could be costing you in increased energy bills and decreased home comfort.
The Signs of Inefficient Ductwork
Ideally, when you are looking to make your home more comfortable, you simply walk to the thermostat and set the temperature to your liking. But if your problematic ductwork is sucking the life out of your HVAC system, you may notice a few things, like:
If you notice any of these signs, your ductwork is suffering from one or more of these common issues:
A common mistake when designing and installing an HVAC system is undersizing the ductwork needed. There are a lot of factors to be taken into account when it comes to sizing the ductwork in your home, like the heating and cooling loads of each room in the house, and the type of HVAC system your home uses. Improper duct sizing makes your heating and cooling system work much harder than it needs to to keep your home comfortable, leading to higher energy bills and an increased risk of an expensive HVAC breakdown.
Poorly Installed, Leaky Ducts
The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that leaky ducts are the top energy waster for homes in America. Of all the conditioned are that your HVAC system pushes through its ductwork, only 60% of that air is making it into your living space when you have cracks and gaps where your ductwork was not properly installed. These holes in your ductwork allow expensive conditioned air to escape into your attic and crawlspace, as well as harmful dust particles and other contaminants to infiltrate and circulate throughout your home.
Professional design and repair of your ductwork addresses any damage done to your ductwork during its installation, as well as any of the other ductwork hurdles that are specific to your home heating and cooling needs.
When To Call the Professionals
If your Temecula, CA home has been increasingly difficult to keep cool this summer, or if you are worried that the dropping temperatures of fall will have you shivering from room to room, it’s time to call the experts. REE Mechanical has been diagnosing ductwork problems for Temecula homeowners since 1987 – and we’ve seen it all. If your ducts are in need of repair or even a full redesign, we’ve got you covered with the best in materials and customer service.
So stay comfortable in your home year round, and quit wasting your money month after month on your high energy bills with the experts at REE Mechanical!
Wondering why your HVAC system isn’t keeping your whole home comfortable? It’s time to call the pros. Get a hold of the experts at REE Mechanical by calling 1 (855) 636-8216 or contact us today.