In the world of heating and cooling, energy services usually include some level of air duct inspection. Your ductwork is unlikely to be openly visible, so it’s easy to forget about the need to inspect it. But like most HVAC equipment, getting regular maintenance can save you money in the long run by pointing out problems while they’re still small and easy to fix.
What are the signs that you may need an inspection of your ducts? And who are you supposed to call for an inspection?
1. Dust Coming Out of Your Vents: If you can see dust clouds blowing out of your vents when your system turns on, there’s probably dust build-up in your ductwork that needs cleaning.
2. Low Air Flow: If your rooms are not sufficiently heating or cooling, your airflow might be restricted from somewhere in your system.
3. High Energy Bills: This one might be tricky to spot, but if you notice that your energy bills are steadily increasing for no apparent reason, you might consider having your ductwork checked for leaks. Ductwork leaks can lead to wasted energy, which makes your HVAC unit work overtime to make up for the loss.
4. An Increase in Your Allergies: If you notice your allergies acting up more often, especially when you’re heating or cooling your home, you may be reacting to a dirty air duct blowing allergens and other particles into your home.
Now that we’ve discussed the signs you may need an air duct test, your best bet is to call an experienced company that specializes in air duct testing.
At G+S, we provide many energy services including air duct testing. We make sure your ducts are energy-efficient, free of safety hazards, and built to extend the life of your HVAC equipment. Contact our professionals today and ask about how we can test your ductwork.Back