So, I got two things done there.
Perhaps it’s just me but, I really haven’t thought all that much about the HVAC air ducts in my home. The HVAC system itself is at top of mind because I do things each month to ensure it’s top performance. And, the staggering utility bills also assist in reminding me. But, the state of the air duct really never caught my attention until recently. Two things happened fairly close together to bring the air ducts to top of mind. First, I decided that this summer, I wasn’t just letting the HVAC suck our bank account dry. I was going to do all I could to prevent the utility bills from getting as out of hand as they have in recent years. This was a commitment that I was determined to see through. I laid it on my family that we were going to be setting the thermostat at a level much more commensurate with the outside air temperature. And, I was holding them to that with a new smart thermostat that I had the manual codes to. But, I also saw a stat that said the average home was losing nearly a third of HVAC efficiency due to leaky air ducts. Next, I went to the doctor over what felt like a cold that wouldn’t go away. He suggested that I have the air ducts professionally cleaned to help the indoor air. So, I got two things done there. The air ducts are resealed and don’t leak any HVAC treated air. And, the air coming out of the vents is much cleaner. It certainly turned out to be a win, win.