Here are eight signs that your air ducts need to be repaired.
1. Dust and Dirt Around the Air Vents
An unclean air duct is more trouble than it’s worth it. At best, your house is always dusty. At worst, your family is exposed to allergens, fungus, and molds that cause serious respiratory problems.
When you start to see dust and dirt accumulating around your air vents, there is an issue with the filtration in your air ducts. HVAC systems circulate the air through your home, and damaged ductwork will not clean the air properly. Air moves through the ductwork, and exits through the vents. The air intakes through the system to heat or cool your rooms.
Normally, dust and debris is caught in the air filters that you change regularly. If there is dust, dirt and grime that gets into the machinery of the central air conditioner, that can cause costly repairs. Leaky or damaged air ducts can be a place where dirt and dust enters the ductwork.
We discussed in this article signs that will tell you if you have dirty air ducts. If you find your air duct needing a clean-up for more than every six months, you should check if your air duct is broken. If you receive service from Ventwerx, we will tell you if your air duct has any issues for free.
2. Unexpected Higher Energy Bills
Every region has it’s seasons spikes in energy bills. But if your electric bill seems abnormally high, and the rest of your air conditioning system appears to be in working order, leaky or faulty air ductwork…