The Importance of Duct Inspection
The state of your duct system can have an impact on the indoor air quality and general comfort of your house. As a result, duct inspection should be performed as part of routine home maintenance and before acquiring a property.
Before Buying a House, Have Your Ducts Inspected
If you’re considering buying a house, you should look at the ductwork’s age or status, as well as its location.
Ductwork normally lasts 10 years, but because it lacks a label that allows you to easily establish its age, you must go by the age of the home or refer to the state of the ductwork to get an idea of how long the ductwork has been there.
Sagging, cracking, or separation at ductwork joints are definitely not good indicators. Cracks and detached connections can allow trash from the attic to enter your indoor living space while also allowing cooled air to escape to the attic, resulting in inefficient energy consumption.
Duct maintenance is also essential. However, if the ducts are not properly positioned, this might be challenging. Ductwork, for example, is commonly seen in the walls of multi-family dwellings like condos and townhouses. Even experienced air conditioner repair technicians will struggle to get access to the ductwork in this area. It takes a lot of extra effort to keep the ducts in such places in good condition.
Have Your Ducts Inspected As Part of Home Maintenance
When your HVAC system is switched on, any particles in your ductwork might flow into your house and pollute your indoor air. Of course, breathing in dirty indoor air is hazardous to one’s health.
Debris in your ductwork can cause clogs in the airflow of your HVAC system, in addition to potentially impacting your health. This debris will push the HVAC system to work twice as hard and for twice as long to produce the heating or cooling that you require. This will eventually damage the indoor comfort of your house and will lead to an increase in your energy bills.
Clean Ductwork Improves Indoor Comfort
Debris in the ductwork can restrict airflow and cause your HVAC system to work overtime as it attempts to transport air throughout your house. You may hear the system cycle on, but it does not appear to be producing the necessary heating or cooling power.
By removing these obstructions, cleaned air may flow freely through the system. You will avoid causing damage to your HVAC system by putting it under extra stress. You’ll love the energy savings and the improved comfort of your house.
To find out more about how clean ductwork may enhance the energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and overall health, call Calvey Heating and Air. Call us today to learn how we can help you.