You dust and dust and dust...but the dust keeps coming back so fast, you feel like you’re wasting your time.
Why does this happen?
There are many suspects to this heinous crime, but a common cause is leaky air ducts. It’s a more common problem than homeowners realize.
According to ENERGY STAR the typical home loses 20-30% of the air that moves through the duct system because of leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts.
When ducts have leaks, holes or other issues, dust gets into the duct system, which then blows the dust throughout your home.
Things can get disgustingly dusty if the ducts are leaking in dusty areas like the attic and basement.
While constantly dusting is a pain, wasting money is even worse. And that’s what leaky ducts do.
Remember, we said the typical home loses 20-30% of the air your heating/cooling system distributes because of leaky ducts. Since that air isn’t getting to parts of your home, you’re spending 20-30% more on your heating and cooling bills each year.
The average home spends about $1,100 on heating and cooling every year (half of your total energy costs), meaning you may be wasting up to $330 a year because of leaky ducts.
A cooling/heating contractor will need to perform a pressure test on your system to know for sure.
But a few other signs include:
If a contractor finds that there’s a pressure drop in your duct system, your ducts may need sealing. A professional contractor can find the leaks, even in the concealed parts of your house.
Wondering if your home air ducts are leaking and want to stop the constant dusting madness? Contact Coolray for a home evaluation. If we find your ducts are leaking, we can seal them for you!
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