If you have a ducted air conditioning system, your ductwork plays the vital role of delivering the cool air to your home’s living spaces. But like any other part of your air conditioning system, your ductwork can suffer from disrepair. It can sometimes be difficult to know when your ductwork needs help, so here are some common signs that can indicate it’s time to call for duct repair service in Eugene, OR:
- Loud whistling noises – is your ductwork doing a lot of ‘singing’ as the air passes through it? This can be an indication that there are gaps, holes and/or cracks through which the forced air is escaping.
- Excessive humidity – when there are openings in your ductwork from cracks, holes and disconnections, moisture from the outside can enter your ductwork.
- Poor indoor air quality – are you detecting strange odors, sneezing a lot or just in general have sensed that your indoor air isn’t what it used to be? Compromised ductwork can allow many types of contaminants and odors in from the outside, causing your indoor air quality to decrease significantly.
- Very high energy bills – ductwork with holes, cracks and disconnections can lose a significant amount of your air conditioner’s air. Your AC will have to compensate for this by working harder, which means it will use more energy.
How Did This Happen to My Ductwork?
Your ductwork was made to be durable, but not last forever. Age is a big factor when it comes to compromised ductwork, but damage can also occur for various reasons, including animal infestation or shifting of the ductwork. Metal ductwork can suffer from corrosion if exposed to moisture, and if the corrosion is allowed to take hold, it can weaken the metal, causing holes and cracks to develop.
If you are seeing signs that it may be time for duct repair, call the experts at Comfort Flow Heating today!