Is the Ductwork in Your Home Bad?
There’s a blower motor inside the furnace of your HVAC system. It’s designed to move heated or cooled air from your furnace into the air ducts that are installed throughout your home. That air then passes out through the vents in your various rooms. If something is wrong with your air ducts, there are a few problems that can develop. This includes higher bills resulting from energy inefficiency. Having your ducts inspected can help determine if they’re in need of repairs or maintenance. In the meantime, here are some warning signs to watch out for.
Uneven Temperature Distribution
The temperature inside a house should be consistent. When some rooms are hotter or colder than others, a problem with the ducts might be to blame. There could be loose or damaged ductwork near the affected room, resulting in poor air distribution.
Strange Sounds From the Air Ducts
Noise shouldn’t be coming from inside of your air ducts. If you notice whistling noises from the ducts, this could indicate that there’s debris or obstructions inside your ductwork. Whistling could signal that the ducts require repairs, as the noise may reflect air escaping through damaged sections.
You should never ignore odd smells coming from your ducts. These smells can indicate the presence of mold or mildew, which come with health dangers. Dead pests or pest waste may also cause smells. Cleaning out the ducts could address these troubles while improving your indoor air quality.
Energy Bill Increases
Several issues can cause energy bills to spike. One reason would be a loss of air through punctures in the ducts. Loose ductwork may also be to blame. If air escapes, the HVAC system has to work harder to heat or cool your home. This results are increased consumption of energy and high utility bills.
At Fritch Heating & Cooling, Inc., we want to help customers with ductwork, indoor air quality, and HVAC repairs. Our company launched in 1981 and is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Call our office today to book a service call. Our company also handles emergency repairs, routine maintenance, and the installation of new equipment.