Your ductwork is an integral part of keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. When certain rooms aren’t heating or cooling properly, homeowners may assume that there’s an issue with their HVAC system. However, it may actually be a problem with their ductwork. Here are some signs that indicate that your ductwork is damaged.
Higher Than Normal Energy Bills
Your energy bills will increase the more you use your HVAC system. However, if you’re using it pretty consistently and have noticed higher than normal energy bills, then there may be an issue with your ductwork. Some of the air could be escaping through damaged ductwork and causing your HVAC system to have to work harder than it should. Even a small leak can cause a major increase in your energy bills. Dirty ductwork can also make it difficult for your HVAC system to effectively cool or heat your home. The system will have to work a lot harder than it has in the past for the air to flow efficiently to each room in your home.
An Increase in Allergy and Asthma Symptoms
Many individuals don’t realize what an impact the air quality in their home can have on their allergies or their asthma. An HVAC system moves air throughout your home, and if the system has dust, mildew, or mold spores inside of it, this can increase your allergy or asthma symptoms. While intact ductwork can usually keep pollutants out, damaged ductwork makes it easy for pollutants to infiltrate it.
You Hear Strange Noises When Your HVAC System Is On
For the most part, your HVAC system should be relatively quiet. You shouldn’t hear any rattling or strange noises when it’s turned on. If you hear noises that you didn’t in the past, then there’s a good chance that there’s an issue with your ductwork.
If you suspect that your ductwork is damaged, Quick Comfort can help. We can inspect it to determine if there is a problem, and our technicians can get the issue fixed as soon as possible. Give Quick Comfort a call today to schedule an appointment. We provide heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services to Lincoln, IL, residents.