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Signs of Trouble with Your Ductwork

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 11:00 am

corrugated-duct-interiorWe don’t have nearly as much use for our heating systems as we do for our air conditioners here in Florida, but both are necessary if you hope to make it through the entire year comfortably. If you use a central air conditioner in your home—and if you’re not, you should definitely consider ditching window units and opting for a whole-house cooling system—then you are depending upon a system of air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout your house.

If you use a furnace, too, then you are also using that system when you heat your home, however infrequent that may be. What we’re getting at here is that your air ducts play a vital role in your overall comfort and the overall performance quality of your HVAC system(s). That means that any problems at all with your ductwork in Palm Bay, FL really need to be resolved as soon as possible. Of course, your air ducts are also almost entirely hidden from view. So how are you to recognize problems to begin with?

Is Your Indoor Air Quality Slipping?

Have you noticed that your allergies or asthma symptoms are aggravated? Does it seem like it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with the dusting and the sweeping? Are you wondering why your air filter needs to be replaced so much more frequently than it used to? If so, then you could be dealing with dirty air ducts in your home.

There is not really any agreed upon schedule to adhere to when it comes to having your air ducts professionally cleaned, though many experts will suggest about once every 3 years or so. That being said, if you’ve never had your ducts cleaned, particularly if you notice any of the warning signs mentioned above, the time has come. Professional duct cleaning can help to maintain good indoor air quality in your home.

How Is Your Efficiency?

You run your air conditioner a lot during our cooling season—translation: most of the year—so you probably have a decent idea of how much you can expect to pay in doing so. We don’t use our heaters all that much, so any major spikes in energy costs when running them would probably be noted. Did you know that damaged ductwork may be to blame for inefficiency?

It could be another instance of dirty ductwork, with clogged air filters and dirty components resulting and dragging down efficiency. If you have leaky ductwork, though, then the problem will be even more pronounced. Professional duct repair may be necessary to get everything back on track, though a full duct replacement may be necessary in certain instances.

Are You Comfortable?

A decline in the performance quality of your heating and air conditioning systems may be the result of any number of issues. Damaged ductwork is definitely among them, particularly if you notice issues in the same areas of your home during both the heating and cooling seasons. Let us investigate matters, so that we can determine how best to resolve any problems that you may be experiencing with your air ducts.

Leave your duct cleaning, repair, and replacement services to the pros at Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc.

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