The Importance of Duct Inspections
Your ductwork is responsible for distributing conditioned air throughout your Wimberley, Texas home and business via strategically placed vents. Your system of ducts actually contributes much more as it impacts temperatures and indoor air quality, and consequently your energy bills and comfort levels. Consistent duct inspections, therefore, provide important benefits in managing HVAC efficiency, health, and comfort.
Damage to your ductwork can range from small leaks to large collapses or disconnections. Seals at the seams can also become loose. You might notice poor airflow in certain areas. Further, your bills could begin to rise if such damage occurs. An inspection allows your HVAC technician to identify areas of concern to determine whether sealing, repairs or other interventions are needed. Leaky ducts can result in loss of up to 30 percent of the air passing through the ducts.
Indoor Air Quality
Apart from loss of valuable conditioned air, leaky ducts can allow contaminants to enter your indoor air. From carbon monoxide backdrafting into the home to a variety of everyday pollutants, damaged ductwork can create serious problems.
According to the American Lung Association, indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air. Dust in your air supply can create problems in temperature management by restricting airflow and inhibiting heat exchange.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to see the buildup of dust and pet hair throughout your ductwork. These particles can contaminate your indoor air, contributing to allergies and other health problems. If the materials harbored in your ducts include dander and droppings from rodents and insects, there could be even more serious health risks.
An inspection presents many benefits. Your technician can thoroughly evaluate your ductwork to determine whether repairs and cleaning are needed. This could result in significant savings as well as increased comfort and health benefits.
Professional Duct Inspections
Duct cleaning and repair is a job for an HVAC professional. Specialized equipment is necessary for viewing largely inaccessible areas and for cleaning without damaging the duct walls. Woods Comfort Systems is pleased to provide outstanding support for your home’s full range of HVAC needs, including duct repair and replacement services. Call us today at 512-842-5066 to learn more or to schedule duct inspection.