What’s Involved In A Ductwork Inspection?
When you have a gas-forced air heating and cooling system, it’s easy to focus in on the heating and cooling units when you have a problem. If you turn up the thermostat on a cold day and your room doesn’t warm up like it once did, it’s easy to blame your furnace. Yet it might not be your furnace at all.
Instead, it might be your ductwork.
Your ductwork works hard to deliver properly conditioned air throughout your home. Over time, this system can begin to have problems. It might have:
- Debris build up inside
- Seals loosen
- Tape fall away
- Damage to ducts
How would you know?
A lot of your ductwork is hidden behind walls, flow through your attic or a crawlspace. Without monitoring their status, they can degrade over time.
Now may be time for a ductwork inspection. Have you noticed:
- A rattle or clamor every time your heating and cooling system operate?
- Uneven airflow to different rooms in your home?
- Uneven temperatures?
- A musty odor that never seems to go away?
- Energy bills that continue to creep higher without a solid reason why?
A ductwork inspection is best performed by a HVAC professional. They evaluate your entire system and make recommendations based on their findings.
- They visually inspect all accessible ductwork for damage and inadequate insulation.
- They use a smoke pencil to find leaks around the seams.
- They look for ducts that have fallen or broken their seams.
- They look into ducts for signs of debris or biological growth.
Once you know what you’re up against, then you can make the best decision for your home.
When was the last time your home’s ductwork was inspected?