On average, ducts leak nearly 10% of their air, making them the top-most energy waster in the home. The question is, how do you judge whether your ducts are leaking? In this blog post, Mr Duct Cleaning lists some signs to look out for that may indicate you need duct repair and duct cleaning services to resolve a leak.
1. Increased Utility Bills
If you find that the amount you pay for utilities is increasing each month, a duct leak may be the problem. The increased cost is due to your HVAC system having to use more energy in order to fully meet your home’s needs. This leads to insufficient energy and increased utility costs. In some cases, duct cleaning in Melbourne could be all that’s needed to increase the energy efficiency of your system.
2. The Temperature in Your House is Different
When a duct leaks, it can cause air to flow into the attic or outside and prevent air from entering areas of your home where it’s needed. If you notice that there’s a weak air flow coming from the vents of some rooms, the problem is most likely a leaking duct.
3. Too Much Dust
If you feel that you’re always cleaning and dusting but the dust never disappears, the problem is likely in your ducts. A leaking duct can draw in debris from dusty areas such as attics and distribute it around your house.
If you notice any of the above signs, including increased energy bills, inconsistent temperatures or an excess of duct, you could be experiencing a leaking duct. In order to save money and prevent problems, let the professionals at Mr Duct Cleaning clean and repair your ducts. The cost of paying for maintenance is much lower than installing a brand new system or paying to repair damage that could have been prevented. Contact Mr Duct Cleaning in Melbourne today by calling 1300 673 828, or enquire online to schedule our duct repair and duct cleaning services.