Ductwork is an essential part of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. It works as the veins of the system, distributing conditioned air throughout the house Damaged ductwork will negatively affect your home’s temperature. In this article, trusted AC repair contractor Cooper Bros discusses what causes ductwork damage.
Damage to your ductwork will have adverse effects on your home. Damaged ducts cause excess wear and tear on your air conditioner and furnace. You’ll experience an imbalanced distribution of poor indoor air, your home’s energy efficiency will be reduced and your utility bills will increase.
Possible Causes of Ductwork Damage
It’s important to understand the potential causes of damage to prevent it from happening. Local ductwork and furnace replacement professionals can help you identify the cause of damage.
- Poor maintenance can lead to mold, dirt and particulate buildup. This won’t cause serious physical damage to your ducts, but it can lead to poor air quality in your home and consequent health problems in your household. Keep your ducts clear of any contaminants by regularly cleaning your ductwork. It’s advised that ducts should be professionally cleaned at least once every three to five years.
- Small critters and insects aren’t common, but they can cause problems if left unchecked, including serious damage to your HVAC system. They can usually be detected by the noise they make as they move through the system. Smaller insects are more difficult to detect, but you can observe them as they exit around vents. Make sure to keep an eye out and resolve the problem immediately before they cause irreparable damage.
- Ductwork materials will break down eventually due to old age. Most ducts last 20-25 years before damage occurs or replacement is necessary. Learn how old your ductwork is to prepare for preventive actions. If the leaks and holes are persistent due to old age, consult with local ductwork and home furnace repair professionals.
Ductwork damage? Cooper Bros has you covered. Call us now at (408) 649-2008 or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.