Systems of ductwork connecting to both heat and air conditioning systems began to be commonly installed in new homes in the late 1960s. It’s a highly-effective way to distribute conditioned or heated air throughout a house. Nevertheless, any system can encounter problems and require repair. How could you possibly know what’s going on inside your ducts and whether you should be concerned about it?
We’re going to share some signs you can keep an eye out for, so that if your ductwork needs professional attention, you’ll know right away.
The temperature changes of heating and cooling cause ducts to expand and contract, so there are some small noises that you should expect. But if there are sudden or loud noises, like rattling or banging, it’s a sign of a problem. It may be that a completely-clogged air filter is causing such a drop in pressure that the system has begun to rattle! You should check your air filter first, but if that’s not the cause, it may be that ductwork has come loose somewhere and begun to bang against your plumbing or a wall stud.
It’s possible for moisture to accumulate inside ductwork, making it a lovely home for mold to grow in. If you notice a musty smell, it may be that there is mildew inside your ducts, and they need to be professionally cleaned. Your technician can also offer solutions for preventing the moisture from accumulating in the future.
Uneven Heating or Cooling
If some parts of your home are easy to keep at an ideal temperature but others don’t respond the way you’d hope when you adjust the thermostat, it could be a duct issue. First, make sure that the ducts that lead to that area haven’t been accidentally closed, but if they’re simply not flowing even when open, it could be that the duct somehow became blocked or damaged.
Increased Utility Bills
When ductwork has holes or cracks, air that you’ve paid to heat or condition is lost to places you don’t need to keep at an ideal temperature, like your attic. That means your HVAC system is working overtime to make up for these losses, and you’re paying extra for heat or air conditioning that isn’t going where you need it. Duct repair in Palm Bay, FL can resolve the problem.
How Duct Problems Are Resolved
A technician can clean ductwork, inspect for leaks, repair ducts, or replace sections that are badly damaged. While most companies seal ducts with mastic, fiberglass mesh, or aluminum tape, we use a unique proprietary formula that seals and insulates ducts with a non-toxic, fire-rated foam. We can also provide new installation for a new home or when an entire ductwork system is too old or damaged to be usable. Most importantly, we provide a thorough assessment and detailed estimate, so you can make a fully informed decision about how to move forward and get your ductwork back to top condition.
Contact Climate Experts Air and Heat today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.