Air ducts are an integral yet often overlooked feature of your home’s heating and cooling system. Ductwork is responsible for carrying the heated or cooled air from the HVAC unit throughout the different rooms in the home, and this means that the ducts must be airtight in order to be effective. When they have leaks, air can escape and cause the system to work less efficiently. Some leaks are so large that they can impact the temperature inside the home. With this in mind, you may be wondering if your ducts need to be repaired or replaced.
Temperature Change Throughout the Home
One of the most common signs that your ductwork requires service is a temperature differential from room to room. If one room is cooler or warmer than the others, the duct leading to that room may be impacted by a leak or kink. Keep in mind that some ducts service two or more rooms in the home, so several areas near each other in the home may be impacted by a single duct.
Visible Signs of Air Duct Damage
Many of the ducts in your home are not visible to the naked eye because they run inside the walls of the home. However, some are visible in your attic, and you can complete a visual inspection of the ducts in the attic to determine if there are any leaks or holes that need to be fixed. You may need a flashlight to fully inspect all of the ducts.
Professional Ductwork Inspections Save Time and Money
Professional HVAC technicians can use special testing equipment to determine if the air pressure from the ducts is suitable for the HVAC system. An unexpected difference in air pressure may be a sign that a duct that carries air to that area of the home is damaged in some way. This can help the technician to know where to look for duct damage.
Air Duct Replacement With WEATHER ENGINEERS
We want to help you take better care of your home with our full range of HVAC services. Whether you are concerned about air ducts or about the entire HVAC system, we are ready to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with us.