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Is My Ductwork Leaking Air?

If the air inside your home is feeling stuffy, there’s a lot of dust floating around, or your utility bills are higher than they usually are, you may have leaking air ducts. Your home could be losing up to 30 percent of its cool air due to this common issue! That’s a lot of wasted energy, air and money. Below are some typical signs of leaking air ducts to look out for.

Unusual Amount of Dust 

Does it seem like no matter how much you sweep, vacuum and dust the cabinets, you just can’t get rid of it? If there are holes in your ductwork, dust and pollutants will find their way in from your basement or attic area. That dust is then carried through your system and into the air inside your home. This will continue to happen each time you turn your air conditioner on until the problem is solved. If you store chemicals in your basement or attic area, those fumes could also be mixing into your indoor air as well.

High Energy Bills

If your utility bills are higher than usual, your ductwork may be leaking air. While energy bills are often higher in the summertime, air leaks will only add to the expense. This will also cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to in order to get your home feeling comfortable.

Uneven Cooling

If you feel warm spots in your home, it could be leaky ducts. Some areas in your house may feel cool, while others feel hot and stuffy. If a branch of ductwork is leaking air, it could cause that specific room or space to feel uncomfortable, even if the rest of the house feels fine.


If you think your ductwork is leaking air, get in touch as soon as possible! Schedule an appointment with one of our qualified technicians today. Contact us today to set up an appointment with Middleton Heat & Air! Please visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-404-0371.

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