The ductwork is a critical part of your home’s heating and cooling system. Unfortunately, most people rarely check their ductwork for leaks and other issues. Here are some reasons you should have an HVAC specialist from Above and Beyond Heating & Cooling in Edmond or Oklahoma City perform an inspection of it.
An Overview of Ductwork
Your ductwork distributes heated air from your furnace or cooled air from your air conditioning unit throughout your home. Ductwork is usually found in either your home’s crawlspace or attic. Since it’s hidden away, it’s easily dismissed and forgotten.
About 20% to 30% of the air in the average home’s ductwork is lost due to leaks and poor connections. This means you’re losing a lot of money because a significant percentage of the air you paid to heat or cool is being blown into your attic instead of your living area. This can add hundreds of dollars to your energy bills annually.
The quality of air inside your home is impacted by your home’s ductwork. Dust, dirt, insulation particles and chemicals can get into your ducts through leaks and then be blown into your living area. If someone in the home is having a lot of issues with allergies, it could be a sign there are leaks in your ductwork.
A pressure imbalance can result in a furnace or other natural gas appliance creating a backdraft. This can cause carbon monoxide to disperse throughout your home. Because carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, you will not even know this is happening unless you have a carbon monoxide detector. Since carbon monoxide can make you very sick and even be deadly, this is a major safety issue.
Your Heating and Cooling Solution
Above and Beyond Heating & Cooling has locations in both Oklahoma City and Edmond. We serve the entire Greater Oklahoma City region. In addition to inspecting and correcting ductwork, we offer a complete range of heating and cooling installation, repair, and maintenance. Our family-owned business is licensed, bonded and insured. Contact us today for any of your heating and cooling needs.