Home Maintenance Tip: Check Air Ducts In The Attic

Check Air DuctsGetting the air heat delivered via your HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems to your actual living spaces involves several parts of a HVAC system. One part is the large rectangular duct work in your attic that helps to deliver hot or cold air. This is one part of your HVAC system. Sometimes the air that gets forced through these ducts can leak out through loose or broken connections. This is a great time to conduct home maintenance and check to make sure no air is leaking from this duct work. If it is, you are wasting money as the hot or cold air is not being delivered to the living areas of your home and your system is not as efficient as it could be. So check air ducts in your attic to avoid wasted money.

Sealing your air ducts

Your air ducts are usually in a variety of areas in your home. Areas like crawl space under the home, your basement, garage and in the attic. You have supply air ducts that deliver hot or cold air to rooms in your home. Your home also has return air ducts that suck air back to your HVAC unit. This system enables your system to heat or cool the air in your home. These ducts have joints where they were originally put together.

First look for leaks. If you encounter leaks, then it is time to take action.

Using a duct mastic, you can apply this product to these joints to eliminate any air leakage. Here is some more home maintenance information on how to fix any leaks you may be experiencing with your duct work.

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