4 Signs Your Home’s Ductwork Needs Repairs

When your HVAC system in West Palm Beach, FL, completes heating or cooling your indoor air, the ducts relay this air into your living space. Therefore, any damage to these structures can significantly affect your indoor comfort. Below, we will discuss some signs of damaged ductwork.

1.Whistling Noises

When tiny openings exist in your ducts, the air passing through these structures escapes through the holes, causing a whistling noise. However, other issues, such as refrigerant leaks, can also cause this problem. Therefore, request a service technician inspect your system to accurately determine the problem causing this noise.

2. Poor Indoor Air Quality

Signs of poor indoor air quality include sneezing, runny nose, throat irritations, headaches, and watery eyes. Contaminants in the indoor air can also trigger frequent asthma attacks.

Perforations in your ductwork allow contaminants, such as pollen and dust, to enter and find their way into your indoor airspace, thus triggering the symptoms of poor indoor air quality. You may also detect an unpleasant smell in your house when spores from biological contaminants enter. In addition, if your filter becomes clogged too quickly, your indoor air has more contaminants than usual.

3. Uneven Temperature Distribution

Since damaged ductwork doesn’t allow all the air from your HVAC system to reach your indoor airspace, some rooms will be cold while others will be warm. Poorly designed ductwork may also cause airflow problems.

4. Your System Runs Continuously

When air from your HVAC escapes before reaching all rooms in your home, your heating and cooling system will continue running, trying to reach the desired temperature. Constantly running results in accelerated wear and tear. Your system will also consume more energy if it doesn’t take breaks.

If you notice any of the above signs, don’t ignore them. Contact Lowen Air Conditioning immediately for exceptional ductwork repair services. Our service technicians will inspect and repair your ductwork, depending on what they think is the best solution for your home.

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