If you use air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout your home, it is very important that you ensure that these air ducts are kept in fine working condition. If not, there are a number of problems that you will likely encounter. Unfortunately, because air ducts are so largely hidden from view, many homeowners fail to realize that their air ducts are compromised until these problems have already come into being. That is why the Washington, D.C. ductwork specialists here at Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. have put together a few tips to help you to recognize the need for duct repair in your home. Contact a member of our team if you notice these problems in your residence.
Does it seem like it is costing more than it should in order to heat or cool your home? This could be due to leaky ductwork. The air heated and cooled by your HVAC system is not going to completely disappear if your ductwork is leaking, but it may wind up in areas of your home in which it is not really needed. Your HVAC system is then going to have to work harder in order to effectively heat and/or cool your entire home. This will result in subpar efficiency.
Uneven Heating and Cooling
Does it seem as though different areas of your home just are not as comfortable as others? This is another common problem that often stems from damaged ductwork. Allowing a trained professional to assess and repair your air ducts will help to ensure that they distribute heated and cooled air effectively and evenly throughout your home.
Subpar Indoor Air Quality
Conditioned air leaking out of one’s air ducts is a major concern, but so too is the infiltration of pollutants into those air ducts. If your air ducts are damaged, pollutants can make their way into the system. They can then be distributed throughout your entire home via your ductwork. This can be devastating to the quality of the air that you breathe throughout your house.