Did you know the average Gloucester, VA, home can lose as much as 30% of its heated or cooled air as it travels through its ductwork? Damaged ducts make it harder to keep your home comfortable and increase your utility bills too. Fortunately, knowing the signs that you need a ductwork replacement can help your HVAC system run more efficiently.
Spotty Heating and Cooling
Have you noticed some rooms in your house get cooled or heated better than others? If your HVAC system is running well, have a qualified service technician check your ducts.
Faulty ductwork can leak air through holes, gaps, and poor connections. One way to check this is to use an indoor thermometer to measure the temperature in your home’s rooms. Is there a wide temperature unexplained disparity? If so, have your ducts inspected right away.
Your Home is Incredibly Dusty
Does it seem like the surfaces in your home collect dust faster than what seems normal? Don’t blame your housekeeping skills. Instead, blame your ductwork.
Properly sealed and connected ductwork shouldn’t collect and distribute dust through the home. However, cracked ducts do. So, if you’re sneezing more than usual or feel like your allergies are worse, have your ductwork inspected.
Don’t ignore this sign. Dust buildup isn’t good for your home’s indoor air quality. It makes breathing harder for you to breathe, and it can even lead to more serious respiratory illnesses. Ductwork replacement can nip the problem in the bud quickly, improving the air quality instantly and helping your HVAC do its job more effectively.
Unusually High Energy Bills
Not all the air that leaves your HVAC unit makes it through the ductwork. Some air loss is expected. However, when the loss reaches 20% or more, your energy bill reflects it. Suppose there isn’t a logical reason for your energy bill to skyrocket suddenly (such as adding new equipment to the household). In that case, leaky ductwork might be the culprit.
At Comfortable Climate Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., our qualified service technicians are available today to inspect your ducts for leaks and give you an estimate for ductwork replacement or duct cleaning services. Call us to schedule an appointment and enjoy cleaner air and reliable heating and cooling.