Many homeowners assume that if their HVAC system is sufficiently blowing conditioned air into their home, then their ducts must be working just fine. Ductwork should be much more than just functional though. They must also be efficient.
Air ducts aren’t as naturally visible as other components in your home, and as such many problems go undiagnosed and unresolved—sometimes for a long period of time. This is where duct testing services come in—our professionals can come in and make sure that your ducts are working as efficiently as possible, and then take the appropriate steps if they are not. But what are the signs that you need this service?
You Hear Hissing or Whistling Noises
This could have a number of different causes, but if you notice this sound while your HVAC system is running, then there is a good chance that there is something wrong with your air ducts. If ignored for too long, then the problem can only get worse, and irreparable damage can occur to your ducts.
You Notice High Energy Costs
It would be great if you could heat and cool your home without paying for it, right? Unfortunately, energy bills are a fact of life. However, your utility bills shouldn’t be increasing too much if you aren’t using your HVAC system any more than normal for this time of year. If they are rising dramatically, you might be losing air from your ducts, which causes your system to run longer that it would normally.
You Have Low Indoor Air Quality
Have you noticed an increased amount of dust and dirt in your home? Or perhaps you’ve noticed that your allergy or asthma symptoms have flared up dramatically? If so, your ductwork can actually be the problem. Damaged ductwork lets excessive pollutants into your home that would otherwise be filtered out.
To schedule your duct testing appointment in Cedar Falls, IA, contact Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. today.