During our comprehensive home inspection, Ashi-Certified Inspector, Britt B. discovered a concerning issue with the ductwork in the property. Significant taped ductwork leakage was identified, which can lead to a host of problems affecting indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and overall comfort. Leaky ducts allow conditioned air to escape, leading to uneven heating and cooling throughout the house, resulting in higher utility bills and decreased system performance.
Moreover, the escaped air can pull unconditioned air from the outside or unconditioned spaces, introducing contaminants and allergens into the living areas. This poses potential health risks, especially for individuals with respiratory conditions. Additionally, the strain on the HVAC system can accelerate wear and tear, potentially leading to costly repairs or premature system failure.
To rectify this issue, we recommend immediate attention and professional repair or replacement of the affected ductwork. Addressing this concern promptly will not only improve the overall efficiency and comfort of the home but also ensure a healthier and safer living environment for the occupants.