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Common Ductwork Issues to Avoid

Posted on January 30th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

A filthy dirty air duct - register.

When it comes to maintaining the HVAC system, most homeowners typically focus on the temperature of their air, and not the quality of the air vents that pump the air out.

Ductwork plays an essential role in the even distribution of heating and cooling each room in the house. Keep reading to learn the importance of ductwork maintenance.

Most Common Ductwork Problems

If left unmaintained, broken or dirty air ducts can lead to expensive repair or reduced air quality. Some common ductwork problems are:

  • Dirty filters
  • Damaged ducts
  • Blocked vents
  • Air leaks
  • Clogged ductwork
  • Closed dampers

To ensure that your ductwork is efficient and clean, make sure to use these following steps:

Maintain Your Filters

The filters in the HVAC system should be changed regularly, especially for households with pets. Filters that are clogged with dust, hair, and debris won’t allow the ductwork to work efficiently.

Inspect The Ductwork

There are a variety of reasons ductwork may be damaged. Rips and tear can be caused by pests, age, or even a water leak in the home. Air leaks may occur when the seals are loose or missing.

Keep The Vents Clear And The Dampers Open

If the ductwork doesn’t seem to be performing as it should, it may be blocked by furniture, boxes, or even curtains. For the HVAC system to work correctly, then vents and dampers should be opened and clear to allow proper airflow.

Clear The Ductwork

Ductwork can get clogged with old building material, dirt, and pest detritus, which will keep it from working the right way. It’s essential to have the ductwork cleaned out by a professional to keep the system running.

We’re here to help with all of your ductwork needs, including installation, maintenance, and inspections. Our knowledgable technicians have worked with a variety of HVAC systems and can resolve your ductwork issues in no time.

Contact one of our locations for more information: 

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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Having an airconditioner,you always need a maintenance to maintain the cleanliness of the air.

Ductless Air

Thank you so much for this article, because of this I found out how to keep my HVAC clean and tidy.

Furnace Pro

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