If you cans see there are dents, damages and cracks in your ducts throughout the house, and you smell burning or something odd every time the furnace comes on, you want to talk with an HVAC contractor about your ventilation system. There are a lot of potential problems that can arise when you have damaged ducts, and the damages are costing you money.
The HVAC team can do a full HVAC ventilation inspection while they are at your property to see inside your ducts and the heating and cooling appliances. Here are a few things to ask the professionals about performing when they are at your home.
The ducts in the house can become an area where dirt and dust gets trapped. Allergens like pollen and mold also live in ducts. Getting the ducts professionally cleaned throughout the year can help improve your air quality. Removing dust and debris prevents a burning smell when you turn the furnace on for the first time in the fall. If the ducts have never been cleaned, there could be waste from pests like insects or rodents, dander from pets that lived in the house before you and more.
Some homeowners are losing 30 percent of the air that their heating system works to produce because of damaged ducts, which wastes money every time the furnace starts. After the ducts have been repaired and aligned properly, have the ducts sealed to stop air loss from costing you money. If you run central air conditioning in your home, the sealing will save money in the summer by preventing cold air loss through the ducts.
If the basement of your house is always very cold, or if you worry about condensation around the ducts, duct insulation is another option you can talk with the HVAC experts about. This will stop the hot metal from developing water droplets when it hits the cool air in the basement, and it can prevent interior condensation throughout the duct work that would cause problems like mold and mildew.
Your ventilation system is a very important part of your heating and cooling system, and you want to get any problems that you see fixed so you aren't breathing polluted air, and so you aren't paying high utility bills unnecessarily. Talk with the local heating and cooling professionals to see if your ducts need to be replaced or if they can be repaired and your house can become more efficient by making these changes. Contact a business, such as Allright Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, for more information.Share