For homes in Southeast Louisiana with central HVAC systems, conditioned air is distributed through a hidden maze of ductwork. When installed correctly and properly maintained, the ducts deliver the whole-home comfort you want for your family. Poorly performing ducts, on the other hand, make it harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in every room. They can also waste a big chunk of your hard-earned money. These money-saving tips can help you drive down your energy bills and upgrade your comfort.

Leaks Can Cost You

Operating under the stress of pressurized air, ductwork is subject to developing, leaks, cracks and loose connections over time. In fact, up to 30 percent of the air moving through ducts is lost to leaks in a typical home. That kind of air loss impacts your comfort and hits you in the wallet too. Leaky ducts reduce system efficiency by as much as 20 percent.

Ductwork Repair Saves Money

Repairing leaky ducts keeps the air you’ve paid to heat or cool from escaping. Sealing and insulating them is a fairly straightforward task that pays for itself in energy savings. Because ducts are often hard to access, however, most homeowners turn to local HVAC technicians for help with the job. Professional contractors are also equipped to tackle ductwork repairs like disconnected or broken ducts.

Long-Term Benefits

Keeping your ducts in good condition lowers your monthly utility bills, and it saves you money down the road too. Periodic air duct cleaning, for example, safeguards HVAC components from damaging dirt and corrosion. When coupled with regular HVAC maintenance, your heater and air conditioner will perform better and last longer. A clean, tightly sealed duct system helps keeps the air your family breathes safe and healthy as well.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Baton Rouge is proud to provide the best HVAC services in Southeast Louisiana. In addition to ductwork repair, we’re experts at duct design and installation. To set up a free evaluation, simply call us at (225) 320-4162.