Ductwork that has not been properly maintained can cause problems for your home and family. There are several signs to look out for that may indicate your ductwork is bad, resulting in poor HVAC efficiency and requiring an upgrade to your ductwork. Here are a few indicators of poor ductwork.
Strange noises coming from your ductwork can be a sign of trouble. If you hear rattling, whistling, or even buzzing sounds coming from the vents when your air conditioner or heater is running, this could indicate an issue with the ductwork. If you have recently had intense remodeling or construction work, check all the connections in your ducts to ensure they are secure.
Temperature Differences and Airflow Issues
If you notice large temperature differences between different rooms or feel air blowing from your vents that are not as strong as usual, this could mean a blockage in the ducts. A professional HVAC technician can inspect your ducts to determine if this is the case and recommend a solution.
Dust and Dirt Buildup
Ducts that are not sealed properly can accumulate dust and dirt buildup over time. The dust can cause health problems by increasing allergens in the air and affecting your respiratory system. If you notice an accumulation of dust and dirt in your home, look for leaks in the ducts as the source of this issue.
Strange Smells or Odors
Unusual smells coming from your air vents is usually a sign of something else in the ducts. This can indicate a dead animal or rotting material has built up in the ducts, which can lead to bacteria and fungus growth. In these cases, professional cleaning services may be needed to restore your ducts to their proper state.
Leaking ducts can be a result of improper installation, poor maintenance, or normal wear and tear. If your air conditioner is running longer than usual or the temperature in your house never seems to reach its desired setting, check for leaks in your ducts.
If you suspect that your ductwork may be bad, it is important to contact a professional HVAC company like General Sheet Metal, Inc. as soon as possible. We will inspect your ducts for any signs of damage and provide you with the necessary repairs or replacements so that your home can stay comfortable and efficient throughout the seasons. We can also help you with AC installation and maintenance, furnace installation and repair, sheet metal fabrication, smart thermostat installation, indoor air quality, and countertop installation. Contact General Sheet Metal, Inc. in in Kalispell today to learn more about our services.