Maintaining your air ducts can be challenging, especially if they are located in hard-to-reach areas that are inaccessible without professional help. Neglecting duct repair and maintenance can lead to serious issues such as breakdowns and leaks, which can compromise the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Pinellas Comfort Systems has a team of licensed and experienced technicians who can assist you with cleaning, installing, and repairing your ductwork. With their expertise, you can ensure that your home or business has proper airflow and ventilation, allowing you to breathe comfortably and maintain a healthy indoor environment.
The Signs You Need Air Duct Repair
It’s common for people to be concerned about not knowing when their air ducts require repairs, as they are often concealed behind walls, flooring, or in attics. However, the good news is that there are signs that can indicate when your duct system is in need of repair. Here’s what you need to look out for.
Increasing Energy Bills
When your air ducts leak, the hot and cold air from your furnace and air conditioner isn’t evenly distributed throughout your house. As a result, you may be paying twice as much for only half the amount of warm or cold air. This not only wastes energy and harms the environment but also leads to higher energy bills every month. It’s important to compare your current energy bills with those from the previous year to determine if there’s a significant increase. If there’s no apparent explanation, leaky air ducts may be the culprit.
Poor Temperature Control
You turn the air conditioner up to full blast, but all you feel is a light breeze. This type of poor temperature control is a tell-tale sign that your ducts need repair. More often than not, it will be related to a leak. However, in some cases, it might require a quick cleaning to free up the airflow and get the temperature back on track.
Hot & Cold Spots
Do you notice that certain rooms in your house are hotter or colder than others? If so, then the problem likely lies in your duct system.
This occurs when the ducts that lead to certain rooms blow open while others remain intact. Finding and locating the leak is the quickest way of restoring heat and cooling to the room.
Maintaining the right temperature in your ductwork can be challenging, especially during winter and summer. Uninsulated ducts can add or remove heat from your HVAC system, but the real issue arises when the duct boot – the metal sheet connecting the duct to the air vent – is uninsulated. This can cause excessive condensation, leading to water dripping into the duct system and damaging it over time. If you notice that your ducts lack insulation, it’s essential to have them repaired and protected to prevent further problems in the future.
Improve Efficiency & Performance With Regular Air Duct Inspections
Delaying air duct repairs until your system breaks down can be a costly mistake, as it may require you to replace the entire system, which can be expensive. A better solution is to have regular air duct inspections, which can catch potential issues early. During the inspection, our technicians will test your system to locate any leaks and improve efficiency by replacing your air filter. If there is a considerable amount of dust in your ductwork, it may not require cleaning.
An air duct inspection might reveal things like:
- Mold growth
- Vermin-infested ducts
- So much dust and debris that it’s clogging the ducts
If our technicians find any issues during the air duct inspection that could affect your health and safety, such as mold or debris, they will recommend cleaning the ducts. Pinellas Comfort Systems also offers ductwork cleaning services. Schedule an appointment with us today to ensure that your ducts are functioning correctly and address any potential problems before they become more significant.
Air Duct Repair from Pinellas Comfort Systems
Air ducts are crucial in maintaining efficient HVAC systems that evenly distribute cold and hot air throughout our homes. However, leaky air ducts can waste money and reduce the effectiveness of heating and cooling.
Pinellas Comfort Systems offers air duct cleaning and repair services to address these issues. Minor leaks can typically be patched with ease, and we can clean your ducts to prevent dirt and dust buildup. When repairs are impossible, we can install new air ducts or even a new air conditioner. Don’t hesitate to contact us to keep your HVAC system running efficiently.