A problem with the home’s heating and cooling can fill any homeowner with dread. Repairs can be costly, and replacing an entire heating and cooling system is even more expensive. The problem, however, might not be with your system at all. Your air ducts can cause a host of issues you may not even have realized were duct-related.
- If something doesn’t smell right, it could be the ducts. Sometimes, insects or rodents get into your air ducts. When that happens, they leave deposits or, worse, die, and that can lead to extremely unpleasant odors. Another odor-causer is moisture because when it builds up in your ducts, it can lead to mold or mildew growth.
- If your heating and cooling are uneven, look to the ducts. If some parts of your home feel cold and others feel hot and stuffy, you may have leaky ducts. Leaking ducts allow air to escape rather than being properly circulated. They can also cause poor airflow which will mean that the temperature won’t feel right.
- Leaky ducts can suck dirt and debris into your air filters. If your air filters are clogging more frequently than they usually do, it may be a problem with the ducts. When debris or pollutants are clogging your ducts, your air filters will clog no matter rigidly you adhere to the proper schedule for changing them.
- Strange noises in your heating and cooling system sometimes mean a duct problem. While certain noises indicate a mechanical problem, whistling and popping may mean that your ducts have cracks or leaks.
Proper maintenance of your air ducts is important in many different ways. When your air ducts are in good repair, your energy costs will be lower, and the air quality in your home will be much better. By having your ducts regularly cleaned and maintained, you’ll be helping your heating and cooling system to more efficiently control the climate in your home.
When you need high-quality air duct solutions from a highly skilled and trained company, you can trust CJS Heating and Air. With the right tools to provide thorough service, we check every aspect of your ductwork to make sure your home is being provided fresh and clean air. Additionally, we believe in transparency and professionalism, so you’ll know the detailed price before we ever get started, and our team will work hard to make sure you’re satisfied. Our techs are screened, background checked, tested and trained, and our service is dependable and backed up with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. To learn more about us, please visit our website, chat with a friendly representative, or give us a call with any questions you might have.