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Do Your Air Ducts Need Repair?


The system of ductwork in your home is like a silent partner in your HVAC system. You probably don’t notice it, it doesn’t call much attention to itself, but it does a lot of the work that needs to be done. All year round, whether your furnace is making hot air or your air conditioner is making cold air, the ducts handle the distribution.

It’s important to have your furnace and air conditioner professionally maintained every year. But even if you do that, making sure those systems are as efficient and effective as possible, you might be wasting the hot and cold air they provide. Damaged ductwork causes your utility bills to be excessively high, and your furnace and AC to work too hard. How can you tell if you need duct repair?

Odd Sounds

While a rattling or whistling noise could indicate a problem with your air conditioner or heating system, it can also be the sound of loose, disconnected, torn, or cracked ducts. Either way, you’ll want to have these sounds checked out by an HVAC professional.

Low Airflow

If your vents aren’t giving out a strong blast of hot or cold air, but instead a meager trickle, it could indicate that some of the heated or cooled air is being lost through damaged sections of ductwork. You don’t need to heat or cool your attic or between your walls! You need that air to make it to the vents and keep your living areas comfortable.

Lukewarm Air

Another symptom of duct issues that you can feel with a hand to a vent is lukewarm air. If it’s simply not being heated or cooled enough, the issue might be your AC or furnace. But it could also be that the heat or coolness just isn’t making it all the way to the vents, thanks to damaged ducts.

Uneven Heating and Cooling

If part of your home is perfectly comfortable, but another area never gets to the right temperature, it may be that the section of ductwork that reaches that part of the house is disconnected or damaged.

High Utility Bills

If your heating and cooling bills have gone up, it could be because you’re paying to heat and cool air that isn’t effectively getting your home to a comfortable temperature. The heat or AC will keep running, trying to get to the right temp. This can cost you a ton in extra energy, and that extra work puts a lot of strain on your heating and cooling systems.

Signs of Infestation

If you know you’ve had insect or rodent problems, it’s always a good idea to have your ducts professionally inspected. Those little home invaders love to take up residence in the ducts, and they can do a lot of damage.

Visible Problems

If you can see issues with your ducts, don’t ignore them. Visible problems could be holes, cracks, tears, disconnected sections, kinks, twists, or compressed areas. Get air duct repair in Buford, GA so you don’t end up wasting energy and straining your furnace and air conditioner.

Reach out to Wall Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to make an appointment.

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