Air ducts perform a vital role when it comes to your heating and cooling system. If your indoor air feels stale, or if your AC isn’t cooling your space as it should be, then you may have one or more faulty air ducts. Below are the most common issues that could be the result of a faulty air duct. Here’s how you can tell if you have underlying air duct repair issues.
Poor airflow in a room can be a direct result of clogged ducts. The less cool air you have flowing into a room, the warmer it will feel. A leak in the ducts will result in not all of the air being delivered into the room through the AC.
If your air conditioning’s airflow isn’t as strong as it should be, this could be a duct repair issue. Clogged ducts can also increase your home’s energy consumption as your AC needs to work harder to push air through the vents. An air duct professional will be able to perform duct cleaning and sanitizing services on your duct system.
An AC unit should never release bad odors. If you’re smelling something strange coming from your air conditioning vents, then it could be an underlying duct issue. As moisture builds up in your ducts over time, it provides the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. Even worse, your duct system may even be housing a vermin or insect infestation which will lead to a smelly AC.
A healthy air conditioner should provide a constant air temperature in your house or office space. If you’re noticing airflow fluctuations, this could mean that there is an underlying air duct problem that needs to be addressed. A consistent airflow is key to providing a controlled indoor air environment.
Loose ductwork can cause air leaks to occur which will affect your indoor air quality. Over time, a crack may develop due to wear and tear, or if the air duct system wasn’t installed correctly in the first place. Leaking air ducts can cause your home to lose anywhere from 20% to 40% of conditioned air!
Disconnected or loose ductwork can be hard to locate, so it’s best to call on the duct repair professionals to conduct a thorough duct inspection.
The duct register is the grille which is often visible along your interior walls and can be opened or closed. Registers are often blocked by a piece of furniture that is moved in front of the vent by accident. When they’re blocked by a couch or a TV unit, the air can’t come out, which is extremely counter-productive.
In some instances, your duct issue may simply be a result of poor ductwork design. If you’ve recently done some home or office improvements, your ducts may need to be re-positioned for them to work efficiently.
Depending on the original air duct installer, it may be worth your while getting in an experienced HVAC service team to inspect your duct system to optimize it. Issues such as underestimated AC load capacity or narrow air ducts can be sure culprits when it comes to air duct effectiveness.
With all these potential duct repair issues, it’s best to call on the professionals. At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we aim to be South Florida’s premier residential and commercial indoor air quality specialists. With a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can rest assured that our team of highly qualified HVAC technicians will be able to assess and fix any duct repair issues in your home or office space. Call us today at 1-800-475-1504!
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