How Ductwork Maintenance Can Help With Energy Efficiency
Ductwork is an integral and necessary part of most HVAC systems. In fact, unless you specifically have a ductless system, your HVAC system definitely includes ductwork. HVAC maintenance is vital to keeping your home comfort system working at its best. Most HVAC equipment manufacturers require regular HVAC maintenance to keep their warranties valid.
While not typically required, did you know that also including ductwork maintenance can increase the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. This means more of your hard-earned money will stay in your pocket and will not be spent on energy or utility costs.
What Is Ductwork Maintenance?
Complete ductwork maintenance should include the following:
- A comprehensive inspection for leaks. – Leaking ductwork allows conditioned or heated air to escape, causing money to be wasted on energy costs every month.
- Sealing any ductwork leaks. – Any leaks in the ductwork should be properly sealed by professionals to ensure all the conditioned air is being transferred to the living spaces.
- Ensuring both supply and return vents are not blocked by furniture, dust or debris. – You want air intake and output to flow freely for maximum benefit and care of your total HVAC system.
- Testing ductwork for mold or mildew. – Ductwork that has mold or mildew is a health hazard for your home’s occupants and can cause short- and long-term health complications.
- Keeping all supply vents open. – Homeowners may think closing vents in rooms that are not used often or at all is a great way to save money, when the opposite is true. The best way to save on energy costs is with a zoned HVAC system. Call Armstrong today to learn more!
Better Call Armstrong and it’s done!
Properly maintaining your home’s ductwork is not difficult to achieve, and many tasks are better completed by trained HVAC professionals like Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric. However, if you would just rather not handle any part of it, schedule your ductwork inspection with Armstrong today.