We don’t have the most extreme winter weather here in the Pacific Northwest, but that doesn’t mean that the warmer temperatures of spring are anything but welcome. Now that we are heading toward the summer season, and will soon be in the midst of the hottest time of the year, you should be sure that your air conditioner is in great operating condition. If you haven’t had it tuned up since the beginning of the previous heating season, now is the time to do so. You also need to be certain that your air ducts are in great working condition too, though. If not, your system is going to struggle to satisfy your cooling needs.
How Can I Tell if I Need Duct repairs in Everett, WA?
Your ductwork is largely hidden from view, as you’d no doubt prefer to the alternative of having air ducts visible throughout your home. However, this incognito presence makes it impossible for you to simply visually inspect the ductwork that you depend upon for distributing heated and cooled air throughout your home. Even so, there are plenty of warning signs that you should be aware of which will help you to identify potential problems with your ductwork.
One of the most obvious of these signs is uneven heating or cooling. With summer coming up, the development of any hot spots in your home should set off an alarm. If your ductwork is damaged, it is not going to be able to effectively and evenly cool your entire living space.
You should also take increased allergy symptoms seriously. Sure, your allergies are going to be worse at this time of the year than they are in the winter. However, if you notice that you are popping antihistamines with great regularity, damaged ductwork may be spreading airborne pollutants throughout your home.
Finally, remember that high cooling costs may also indicate the need for duct repairs. Keep an eye on your energy bill. If it seems to spike without explanation, give us a call.
Schedule duct repair with the professionals here at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.