Leaky air ducts can lead to high utility bills and uneven temperatures throughout your home. But what causes these leaks? Below, we take a closer look:
1. Normal wear and tear
Air ducts go through temperature changes that can cause small holes and cracks over time. Unfortunately, conditioned air can escape through these holes, causing uneven heating and cooling. If your ductwork is very old, it may be time for an update.
2. Closed-off vents
Don’t shut off vents for long periods of time! Doing so causes a build-up of air that can compromise your air ducts’ integrity, which can in turn lead to leaks. Also be aware of furniture that could be blocking vents.
It’s gross to think about, but sometimes rodents can get into your ducts. If and when they do, they can wreak havoc! Don’t allow critters to cause air duct leaks — call in the experts of EnviroGreen Boston for professional air duct cleaning to remedy the problem.
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