Should your heater blow cold air, or your AC fail to come on when you activate it at the thermostat, it is pretty clear that you’ve got a problem on your hands. You must remember too, though, that there are other components in your HVAC system which may be in trouble, but which also may not exhibit such obvious signs of distress. Your ductwork in Everett, WA, for instance, is non-mechanical. It doesn’t need a motor or anything to do its job, so it won’t really break down. It may still require repairs, though, so it helps to know the warning signs that your air ducts are compromised. If you spot them, give G & S Heating Cooling & Electric a call right away.
Is Your Efficiency Slipping?
We all want to live comfortably in our homes, and without paying an arm and a leg to do so. If your heating and cooling costs seem to be getting rather out of hand, it could be due to damaged and leaking ductwork. When your ducts leak, conditioned air winds up in areas where it is not needed. Your system will continue to run more than it should have to, as it struggles to even out the temperature throughout the house, and you wind up using more energy than you should have to in the process.
Are Different Areas of Your Home Less Comfortable Than Others?
Uneven heating and cooling not only results in higher energy costs as your system tries to make up the difference, but it also simply isn’t comfortable. If you run your heater and/or air conditioner, but still find that different areas of your home just aren’t comfortable, you likely have compromised ductwork servicing that area.
What About Your Indoor Air Quality?
When you think of damaged ductwork, you likely first think of air leaking out. The fact is, though, that damaged ductwork just as easily allows pollutants into the system. When this happens, your ductwork may wind up distributing those pollutants throughout the entire house, seriously decreasing your indoor air quality in the process. Duct repairs can help to resolve such issues.