Plumbing & Cooling Experts in Spring, TX

Yes, Leaky Ductwork Is a Serious Problem

Many homeowners think that air conditioning problems are limited to the air conditioning units themselves. Short cycling, refrigerant leaks, damaged fans, electrical failures, and so on. It is important to remember the important role that your air ducts play in this system and its performance, though. It is equally important to remember that problems with these air ducts are just as serious as those within your AC units proper.

Leaky ductwork in Spring, TX is among the most common of all problems that homeowners face with their forced air HVAC systems. Don’t let problems with your air ducts catch you off-guard. In today’s post, we are going to talk about the issues that leaky air ducts can cause, as well as how you can spot the signs of trouble early on. Contact us the moment that you do.

Signs of Duct Leaks

As you probably know, since you don’t see much of your ductwork, your air ducts are largely hidden from view. Because of this, many homeowners are a bit baffled when we tell them to look out for signs of trouble with their air ducts. After all, if they cannot see the ducts, how can they spot issues? By looking, feeling, and listening for symptoms of duct leaks, of course.

  • Look at your bills. If your air ducts are leaking, there is no way that you are cooling your home as efficiently as possible. You will notice that your air energy costs are on the rise for no apparent reason.
  • Feel for uneven cooling. If you have hot spots in your home, then chances are that the ducts supplying conditioned air to those areas are compromised (especially if you have cold spots in the winter, as well).
  • Listen for a hissing sound when you’re near air ducts. This is probably the least likely symptom that you’re going to encounter, but if you do, it could be the sound of air escaping from your ducts via leaks!

Schedule professional duct sealing with Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling.