You would be amazed to know how much cold air is lost through a compromised air conditioning ductwork system. As a result, your air conditioner has to run longer and harder, causing wear and tear on your system and increasing your energy bills. Consider how hot your attic is in the summer. With leaky ductwork, you’re “pulling” hot air into the duct system and distributing it throughout your home or business. R.J. Kielty, Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling has the right tools and personnel to effectively find and fix any duct leaks.
Ductwork is a major part of your HVAC system and it is important that it is installed properly. You could be losing 20 percent of your heated or cooled air through leaks at the joints in the ductwork and if the fan is on, that figure could be a lot higher.
When ducts are installed, they need to be sealed and insulated so most of your conditioned air reaches its target. It is important that you have someone that is highly qualified install ductwork to get the job done correctly.
Over time, your ductwork may develop leaks due to age, animals, or improper sealing. For example, duct tape is no longer used because it dries out and cracks after a while. Now it is recommended that mastic and tape be used to seal ducts. Having sealed ducts will lower your energy costs and increase the life of your HVAC system.