Common Ductwork Issues Found on Your HVAC System
If your home is more than a few years old, your HVAC unit may not be as efficient as you think it is. The truth is, you could have the highest quality unit possible, but if your conditioned air doesn’t make it to the rooms, you’re in trouble.
After a while, your ductwork changes simply because it is old. The glue on the adhesive doesn’t stick as well, and the joints become loose. Another problem is that your ductwork may become obstructed somehow. These issues may happen for any number of reasons:
- · The duct material may be faulty.
- · Something falls on top of it.
- · Your air filter rips and gets sucked into the system.
- · Your child drops something into a heat register--obstructing air.
- · The ductwork gets separated.
Either way, your conditioned air isn’t reaching you and that is costing you more money. When these ductwork problems occur, the conditioned air is being sent out into the space where the ductwork sits. So, you may be conditioning your basement, your attic or your garage.
Sometimes, you can find these problems yourself. If your ductwork is easily accessible, all you have to do is look. However, most of the time, you can’t see where the problem is. If one or more of your air registers isn’t as strong as it used to be, chances are good you have some sort of problem in the ductwork.
The best thing to do would be to call someone who is experienced in finding these problems if you suspect that there is a problem. And really, you should have your ductwork inspected once a year to make sure that everything is working just fine.
Your whole HVAC system works to provide your house with the conditioned air to make you comfortable year round. When one component of your system isn’t working properly, such as the ductwork, it can cripple the comfort in one or more of your rooms. For more information about Seattle ductwork repair, or any other HVAC concerns, please contact us today.
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