Modern HVAC systems are extremely convenient, allowing homeowners to maintain comfortable temperatures with the push of a few buttons on their thermostats. Because it is so easy to use these systems, though, many homeowners forget that there is much to their HVAC systems than meets the eye. Take, for instance, the ductwork that forced air cooling and heating systems use.
The ductwork in these systems plays a huge role in determining the success, or lack thereof, with which such systems operate. Because your ductwork is largely hidden from view, you may not understand how it is that you can spot trouble with it. We’ve got 3 warning signs that you can look out for that will help you recognize the need for duct repairs in Mesa, AZ.
Increased Operating Costs
If it is costing more than usual to cool (or heat, though we obviously use our ACs more than our heaters around here) your home with your forced air system, leaky ductwork could be to blame. In fact, this is one of the leading causes of energy inefficiency in homes throughout the country. When your air ducts leak, it is going to be difficult to achieve and maintain target temperatures throughout the house. This forces your system to work harder than it should have to, leaving you to pay more for what amounts to a weaker overall performance.
Are there hot spots in your home, despite the fact that you are running your air conditioner regularly? If so, it could be due to the fact that the air ducts servicing that area of the house are compromised. If this is the case, having that section of ductwork repaired can help you to balance temperatures for even comfort throughout your living space.
Reduced Indoor Air Quality
Have you noticed your allergies are acting up? Does it seem like you are changing air filters in your HVAC system or air filtration products more and more frequently? This too could be the result of damaged ductwork. If pollutants are able to make their way into your air ducts via leaks in the system, your ductwork can then distribute those pollutants throughout your entire home. Dial our number to have your ductwork assessed and, if necessary, expertly repaired.
North Wind Mechanical, LLC can solve problems with your ductwork.