Although we think of our air ducts as something that “just work,” that’s not necessarily the case. It’s important that we don’t take our air ducts for granted, because if they aren’t working properly, we won’t be getting heating and cooling in our homes and we may even be wasting hundreds of dollars on our heating and cooling bills. Here at Buckhorn Heating and Air, we want to ensure that you always have the HVAC services you need. Contact us or read on to learn more about these air duct issues.

The System Was Poorly Designed

The average air duct system is only 57 percent efficient according to the National Comfort Institute. What this means is that there’s a significant amount of room for improvement when it comes to the installation of air ducts and their maintenance. Part of this could be simple malfunctioning, however, many companies do a poor job of installing air duct systems. Have our experts inspect your air ducts to see what aspects could be improved or upgraded.

It’s Leaking

Even if ductwork is installed correctly, it may eventually begin to leak. Believe it or not, over 20 percent of the air that’s circulated throughout your home can be lost due to leaky ducts. If you get your ducts sealed, you can track this and see how much money you’ve been losing.

They’re Dirty

Another issue associated with malfunctioning air ducts is that they’re dirty. Since your air ducts circulate air throughout your entire home, it’s no surprise that they can get pretty dirty. Not only are dirty air ducts a major culprit of inefficient heating and cooling systems, but they can be a major fire hazard as well.  

Poor Insulation

Poor insulation is another issue that can plague your home’s air duct system. Insulation is installed on your ducts in order to prevent hot or cool air from escaping into an area that it’s not supposed to go. If someone installed the insulation incorrectly or didn’t finish the job, you’ll be left with an inefficient air duct system.  

Faulty Duct Connection

Air can escape your ducts before it reaches your room if the register and duct are not sealed together properly. This is comparable to something like a plumbing pipe that leaks at the connection point. This part needs to be connected and sealed properly in order to prevent heat or cooling loss.

Contact Our HVAC Specialists

Here at Buckhorn Heating and Air, we want you to get the most out of your heating and cooling systems. Although air duct systems may seem rather insignificant, they play a huge role in keeping your home cool or warm without wasting hundreds on your energy bills every month. We’ve seen some real cold weather here in Northern Colorado the past couple of weeks, so if you’re experiencing any furnace issues, it’s best to get them sorted out as soon as possible. Contact us today or visit us online to learn more.