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HVAC Problems: Are Your Ducts to Blame?


It does not matter if you’re talking about one of the hottest days of summer or the chilliest night of our admittedly-mild winter season—you need to know that your HVAC systems are going to be there for you when you need them. Unfortunately, even a great installation and routine maintenance will not guarantee that your HVAC systems always function exactly as they ought to. There are a lot of different issues that could negatively affect the overall performance of your heating and air conditioning systems, after all.

In fact, some of these problems don’t even stem from the heating or AC units themselves. If you use a forced-air heating and/or cooling system, then the very ductwork that those systems use to distribute conditioned air throughout the house could be the source of the problem. If you are experiencing trouble with your home comfort systems, you need only dial our number to work with some of the finest Garner, NC HVAC professionals around.

Signs of Ductwork Problems

How much of your ductwork can you actually see in your home? Chances are that you don’t have largely open spaces with exposed ductwork throughout your home, right? Well, the fact that you can see so little of your ductwork does not mean that you can afford to adopt an out-of-sight, out-of-mind attitude toward it. But how do you spot signs of potential ductwork issues? Simple. Keep an eye out for the following warning signs.

  • Uneven heating and cooling throughout your property. If you are noticing that there are hot and cold spots in different areas of your home, particularly throughout the whole year, then it is very likely that your air ducts are leaking and that this issue is the result of the problem.
  • Decreasing indoor air quality throughout your living space. Have you found that surfaces in your home seem to be getting dusty and dingy faster than you can keep up with the general cleaning? Are the air filters in your system clogging up faster than ever? If so, you could have leaky ductwork that is pulling pollutants into the system, and then delivering them throughout the house.
  • Increased energy costs associated with running your home comfort systems. When your ductwork is leaky, there is no way that you can expect to heat and/or cool your home as efficiently as you otherwise would. Heat can be gained or lost in uninsulated areas of the building, and you can wind up paying more as your HVAC systems go into overtime.

What’s the Solution?

Like any problem with your HVAC systems, this one is not going to resolve itself. One option is to schedule professional duct sealing services. We use the right adhesives and mastic to properly seal up your ducts so that they can do their job as effectively as possible. Should the ducts be damaged beyond repair or simply laid out in a poor manner, we offer duct replacement services, too. Contact us today for more details on how we can get your ductwork back in prime working condition.

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