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Leaking Ducts Can Total Your Home Comfort

woman-in-front-of-fanThe ductwork is necessary to distribute cooled (and heated) air throughout your home. Without working air ducts, your air conditioner can’t provide the cooling comfort you need throughout your house.

Any leaks in your ducts allow conditioned air or heat to dissipate into the walls, crawlspace, or attic of your home rather than going into the rooms of the house. This causes a variety of problems, the biggest of which is the harm it does to your comfort.

Today, we’re going to discuss the impact leaky ductwork has on your home and why you should get it fixed as soon as possible.

Reduced Airflow

Have you noticed that the air coming from some vents in particular rooms isn’t as strong as it used to be?

The problem might stem from leaky ductwork. A licensed and experienced HVAC technician can pinpoint the problem and recommend a solution.

Hot or Cold Spots Throughout the Home

In the summer, you might notice some hot spots in your home because not enough cooled air is getting into a room. The winter months bring the opposite problem.

Hot and cold spots reduce the comfort of your home, and it makes your HVAC system less efficient because the thermostat registers a hotter or colder temperature.

An HVAC professional can diagnose the hot or cold spots and determine how best to solve the issue.

Vents With No Air Coming From Them

Perhaps a vent or multiple vents have no air coming from whatsoever.

The problem could be a blocked duct. It could also be a leaky air duct that prevents the right volume of air from getting to the vent in the first place.

Finding out if there are leaks in your ductwork takes a special method to determine what’s going on. Reach out to a technician to get this task taken care of.

Increased Energy Bills

Have you noticed higher energy bills? Does your air conditioner stay for longer periods of time?

If your air conditioner is fine-tuned, your home insulation is great, and you have no air leaks coming from windows, then the rise in your energy costs may come from leaky air ducts.

Check your past utility bills to see how much energy you used previously and compare them with the current one. If you see an anomaly, it’s time to contact a technician.

Reduced Comfort

Do you find that it is near impossible to get reliable, balanced comfort throughout your home lately? If you’ve already had your AC checked and cleared, then the likely culprit may be leaky ductwork.


Leaky ductwork can also lead to dirtier air being pumped into your home. This may allow unfiltered air that may contain dust, mildew, mold, and micro-organisms that bypass a HEPA filter or UV air sanitizing system which can lead to breathing problems and exacerbate allergies and chronic asthma.

Think you have a problem with your ductwork? Then now is a great time to reach out to our experts to discuss duct sealing in Staten Island.

Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955. Contact Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning to get your ductwork the service it needs.

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