Martin County enjoys mild weather, but homes still need HVAC systems to stay comfortable. Regular ductwork maintenance is important for keeping your HVAC running smoothly. Here are some things that a technician will look for:
- Tight ducts are critical for keeping air moving through your home. Leaky ductwork forces your air conditioner or furnace to work overtime. One easily recognized sign is that your energy bills will increase without correcting the temperature.
- Warmed or cooled air is released into the room through the register. The register’s small openings are large enough to permit dust through. Kids and cats often find it entertaining to push small objects through the openings, also. As this accumulates, the air may be unable to pass through the obstruction, preventing the room from being heated or cooled appropriately, creating uncomfortable hot and cold spots in your home. You may be able to remove the debris with your fingers or a vacuum cleaner hose. Furniture or other large objects could also be blocking the air current.
- You will not hear any sounds coming from your registers if you have tight ducts. Loose or broken sections of ductwork move around when air is passing through them, creating loud banging sounds.
- Wheezing or whistling is another sound that indicates problems with your ducts. This happens when the ductwork is too narrow for the required volume of air to move easily. It can also be caused when the sides of the ducts have collapsed inward or because debris has accumulated. In either case, air is unable to pass through without difficulty.
After the technician has completed the inspection, he should explain why hiring a professional will cost you less. Using mastic, sheet metal, fiberglass and other professional grade materials will result in tight ducts that lower your heat bills and avoid unnecessary repairs to your furnace and air conditioner.
NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating serves customers in Martin County, Palm Beach County and Indian River County. Call us today for a professional duct inspection that will help prevent problems.