How Do You Know if You Have an Air Duct Leak?

You know that your air ducts need to be cleaned, and you know that air ducts leaks need to be sealed. The question is: when do you know you have an air duct leak? After all, leaks can be very small, and so you might not notice a difference in airflow. So, how can you be sure your air ducts are sealed?

Signs of an Air Duct Leak

When it comes to large leaks, you will probably be able to tell by how well you feel your airflow, and by how balanced the temperature is in your home. When the air in your home flows as it should, you should feel it easily when you get near to the vents. Just put your hand to the vent; if the flow feels normal, you are probably in good shape. If not, you might need to have your ducts cleaned and checked for leaks.

 

Air Duct Leaks and Gaps decreases system efficiency

Signs of an Air Duct Leak

If you have duct leaks, your HVAC system will have a harder time regulating the temperature in your home. You may notice that your unit struggles to cool or warm your home to the desired temperature. That’s because the warmed or cooled air isn’t reaching the rooms and working effectively. A good duct cleaning and leak seal might be the necessary repairs.

Of course, when it comes to a very, very small air duct leak, sometimes the only way to know if you have them is to have someone find them. That is one of the benefits of a thorough duct cleaning. When you have a professional clear your ducts, it is much easier to find leaks, and then have them sealed.

Keep your air ducts in good shape with regular cleaning by the experts at DRX Duct, LLC. Call us for duct cleaning services in New Jersey at 908-755-2950.