Unfortunately, Arizona’s harsh summer heat is very hard on duct tape and joints. If your home is more than four years old, chances are you have air leaks in your ducts. It is estimated that the average home loses approximately 20-30% of its valuable heating and cooling air to leaky ducts. That is an outrageous amount of money to be spending on nothing. Even more important, however, is the health risk that leaky ducts can pose to you and your family.
When ducts leak, they aren’t just letting air out – they are also pulling air in. Consider where most ducts are located: in dark, out of sight places. These are places in the home where contaminants from mold, bugs or rodents are often found at high levels. The surrounding bad air can get pulled into the ducts and distribute throughout the home instead of clean, healthy air.
If a leak in the duct lets just 20% of the total airflow escape, then the entire A/C system’s efficiency is cut by 50%, that’s a big deal when you’re trying to cool down during a hot Arizona summer. Let Rainforest Plumbing & Air technicians come to your rescue. If you live in the East Valley or surrounding cities, we can test the duct system in your home, determine where the leaks are occurring, and seal them with the best sealing materials on the market.
Give us a call today to schedule your East Valley AC service or air duct cleaning. Don’t forget to ask about our preventative maintenance packages!