Even on the rare occasions when you think about your heating and AC systems, your ductwork is usually the last thing on your mind. They exist just out of sight, quietly doing their job of providing a route for cool or warm air to flow through on its way into the rooms of your home.
It makes sense that you wouldn’t spend a lot of time thinking about your ducts. Until, that is, your ducts need to be repaired. Whether they are leaky, creaky, degraded or clogged, when your ductwork needs repair, your whole heating and cooling system suffers, and the system you normally take for granted quickly becomes your top concern.
It can be difficult to tell when duct repair is necessary, and it is tricky work that must be done by a professional. For those living in the Washington, DC area, your best bet is a quick call to Service Doctors at the first sign of trouble. Our ductwork technicians have the skills and expertise needed to repair all sorts of duct problems.
Did you know that a typical home loses up to 20 percent of the air in its duct system because of leaks and badly connected ducts? This not only prevents your cooling system from keeping your home comfortable, but it can also waste a lot of energy. If you are concerned about the state of your home’s ductwork, call a professional with experience in duct repair and duct sealing.
Keeping Ductwork in Good Repair
You don’t have to be a ductwork expert to understand that if your ducts are dusty, dirty or leaky, then the warm or cool air being forced through them will travel much less efficiently, the air you breathe won’t be as clean and your air conditioner and furnace will have to work much harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. This results in extra wear and tear on your expensive HVAC components, higher energy bills as a result of waste and poorer air quality in your house.
Because ductwork is largely hidden, snaking along inside the walls and ceilings, problematic issues can often go unnoticed. In order to be aware of when your ducts need repair, you have to know what to look for.
One thing to watch for is spotty heating and cooling. If you notice hot or cold spots in certain areas of your home, they may be the result of inadequate air circulation within your ducts. This would be one case where ductwork repair may be called for in order to get things working right again.
Another tip off may be if the system seems less effective on the whole. For example, if you have to set the air conditioner to a lower temperature just to get the level of comfort you’re used to, that means your system is working too hard. Ductwork could be the culprit in this situation as well. Even if you do not directly notice the drop in efficiency, you may notice a rise in your heating bills.
HVAC Duct Repair Technicians
Any time you notice any of the issues outlined above or you suspect other problems with your ducts, call the duct repair specialists at Service Doctors. Our technicians have years of experience repairing ducts in the Washington D.C. area, so you can rest assured we can handle whatever ductwork issue you’re experiencing quickly so you can go back to enjoying your home comfort system.