Many homeowners understand the importance of their HVAC system but don’t know much about its inner workings or what makes it function properly. One of these components is the HVAC ductwork. These ducts are responsible for pumping clean air into your home, and any issues with them could compromise your HVAC system’s performance and lead to wear and tear.
Here Cooper Brothers, your AC and furnace replacement contractor, shares some signs that indicate your HVAC ducts may require repairs.
A Musty Odor
If you notice a foul odor coming from your air ducts, this could be a sign of an HVAC problem. This problem is especially amplified during the summer months when you turn on your AC unit, and could lead to health problems if the source of the odor turns out to be mold or a trapped animal carcass. Have your HVAC ducts checked by professionals so that they can determine the source of the odor and clean out the ducts.
Uneven Heating & Cooling
The temperature in all of your rooms should be the same. If there’s an imbalance in the heating and cooling, there might be an issue with the HVAC ducts. The ducts could have holes, cracks, tears or loose joints which could be causing the air to be distributed unevenly. Other cases could be due to debris like dirt building up in some parts of your ducts, restricting airflow. Contact your AC repair specialist to have this issue fixed immediately.
If you hear strange noises like banging, rattling or whistling whenever you operate your HVAC system, these could be signs of uneven pressure or high airflow in your AC ducts. Have your HVAC system cleaned and repaired to promptly remedy this problem.
High Energy Consumption
If there’s a spike in your utility bills even with the same temperature settings, this could indicate that your HVAC system is working harder to warm up or cool down your home, and that your air ducts may have underlying problems that need to be inspected immediately.
If you’re in need of a home furnace repair specialist, look no further than Cooper Brothers. We’re the leading HVAC company that’s been serving San Jose, CA, and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. Contact us today at (408) 649-2008 or get a free estimate here!