Your ductwork is the delivery system for cool air in your home. Even if your AC works like a well-oiled machine, it’s all for naught if the air it cools can’t be delivered to the rooms in your home.
We’re going to explain how air duct testing in Phoenixville, PA saves money, and the best part is it’s not even an annual service like AC maintenance. You don’t need it nearly as often as you think, and it stands to save you more than you imagine.
Your Ducts Rely on Air Pressure
Your air ducts need sufficient pressure to deliver cool air across your entire house, and that’s especially true for the vents in your ceiling that are the furthest from the air conditioner. It helps to visualize it like this.
You have a paper bag. You fill it with air. The wrinkles of the paper smooth out, the bag expands, and the air stays inside. There’s pressurized air in there.
Now poke a small hole in it. You can still fill it with air, but now it’s leaking slowly, requiring a little more input to keep the bag full. Now picture it with five holes in it, or ten. The damages quickly add up, and suddenly the bag is very hard to keep full.
Your air ducts work best when there’s no loss of pressure from damaged joints or holes in the material. It leads to you spending less money on cooling costs every single time your air conditioner fires up.
Lower Operating Costs
When your AC runs, it’s a simple function: the thermostat sends an “ON” signal, the AC turns on, and waits for an “OFF” signal. That’s a full cooling cycle, and it happens multiple times per day in your home.
The AC’s goal is to cool your home as quickly as possible. If cool air leaks from your ductwork into the walls and attic, it doesn’t get delivered to the vents, so it’s essentially wasted. You paid to have the air cooled, and it was wasted.
When your air ducts are sealed and have sufficient air pressure, the air reaches its destination, cools your house down faster as a result, and your thermostat sends that “OFF” signal earlier than it would if you had leaky ducts.
Fewer Humidity-Related Problems
Your air conditioner also has another job: reducing the humidity in your home. It keeps the relative humidity level (RH) below the threshold for mold growth, so you don’t have that problem. But when air leaks into your attic and ductwork, moisture grows.
Your AC isn’t siphoning humidity from the air in your walls and attic, so as moisture builds, so does mold. Moisture-related damage can cost five figures before you know it, so it’s important to have every possible defense against humidity in the corners and crevices of your home.
Your Air Ducts Need Some TLC
Air ducts are the forgotten part of air conditioners. Out of sight, out of mind. Getting your air ducts tested and sealed can save you money on utility bills, extend your AC’s lifespan, and even reduce repair requests. Don’t delay it any longer–we’ll help you get started today.
Contact Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule your duct testing and sealing services as soon as possible.