When it comes to heating, there are a few things you ought to know. For instance, it’s important that you change out your air filter every 1-3 months. It’s also important that you schedule maintenance on a routine basis. And, of course, it is important that you know just how vital your ductwork is to the overall performance of your heating system!
See, your ductwork is incredibly important to the operation of your heating system, so it is important that you take care of it! (How many times can we say the word “important” in one blog introduction? Many.) Therefore, we think you should know the signs that suggest your ductwork needs repair, so below, we have listed a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us for your HVAC in Grand Rapids.
What Does Your Ductwork Do?
So, why are your ducts so important? Think of it like this: what would happen if you had a well that spurted out water but no pipes to bring that water to your home. Would you have water to use when you turned on the tap? Of course not!
This is why your ductwork is so vital. Much like pipes are vital to transport water, your ducts are essential to transporting the heated air your furnace products to different areas of your home. This is also why, when there is a problem within your ductwork, it is fairly noticeable and should be addressed quickly.
Signs Your Ducts Need Repair
There are a few key signs that you should know which will tell you whether or not you need to schedule ductwork repairs:
- Weak or non-existent airflow: If you have a large leak or tear in your ductwork, or there is a disconnect in your ductwork, it will impact your system’s airflow because all that heated air will escape outside rather than reaching you.
- Uneven heating: If you notice that there is one room that isn’t receiving heat while other rooms are, there is a chance that your ducts need to be repaired to address a large leak.
- Dusty air: Leaky ductwork won’t just let your temperature-controlled air out, it will also let unfiltered, cold air in. This airflow will also contain all the dust, dirt, and other particles that would have gotten filtered out otherwise and deposits them into your home.
- High heating bills: If your ductwork has a problem, it means your heater will have to work a lot harder to warm up your home. This, of course, will show up as a surprisingly high utility bill.
Call in a Professional
If you are having trouble with your ductwork system, be sure to hire a certified HVAC professional for repairs. Trust us, only a professional has the tools, knowledge, and expertise to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your system, the first time around.
Ready to schedule your heating services? All you have to do is contact the team at GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc. today to get started.