Ductwork Maintenance Tips for Preventing Leaks

December 5, 2022

It’s all around us. In our homes and offices and buildings everywhere, but too often we never worry about ductwork until we discover a problem. From leaks to a lack of heating and cooling efficiency or rising expenses, most of these problems are completely avoidable. Getting professional maintenance tips for ductwork and taking precautions for preventing duct leaks is how to stop those problems before they begin.

If you don’t want to pay more for your heating and cooling, and if you want a healthier, cleaner, more comfortable, and safer living or working environment, your ductwork can help. Unfortunately, ductwork issues can also be the culprit behind these concerns. 

The good news is we can be proactive and have our ductwork checked regularly. Here are some precautions for preventing duct leaks and some maintenance tips for ductwork to help you get the most out of your heating and cooling system.

Maintenance Tips for Duct Work 

The following maintenance tips and precautions for preventing duct leaks are necessary to maximize the efficiency of your heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. Blockages, leaks, and other issues can create added expenses in addition to health concerns.

Schedule Regular Cleaning

If your ductwork is doing its job, and your filter system is working admirably, then ductwork should typically only require an annual or bi-annual cleaning. While many other variables can determine how often a ductwork system needs cleaning, you will feel the benefits of clean ductwork – both physically and financially.

Annual Inspections

Even if your ductwork is cleaned annually or bi-annually, that is a long time between cleanings. With age, use, and other factors, it is important to do annual inspections between cleanings. A professional contractor can help you understand what to look for and how to recognize potential problems.

Proper Sealing

When leaks occur, which is a possibility for any ductwork system as it ages, it is important to seal them quickly and properly. Leaks in ductwork minimize the effectiveness of heating, cooling, and ventilation systems and increase your heating and cooling costs too. Additionally, leaks that are not sealed or properly sealed can create other issues in the ductwork, leading to even more expenses.

Minimize Backup Pressure

It is also a good idea to leave your vents open whenever you can. This will help minimize backup pressure and allow the ductwork system to work more efficiently. 

Welcome to Kenny’s Air Conditioning & Heating Services, Inc., a family-owned and operated HVAC contractor that services our community with legendary results. We are as concerned with your unit as you are, and we are always willing to offer advice on how to increase the efficiency and reliability of your heating and cooling system. 

From maintenance to installations, we have you covered. We are also the highest-rated Trane comfort specialists in Tampa. That means we met Trane’s stringent service and customer satisfaction standards. If you need help with your heating and cooling systems, contact us to schedule a visit today.



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