What are 3 Signs of Ductwork Problems?

Posted - October 11, 2019

Your Dallas, Texas, home’s HVAC system sends cool conditioned air to all of the rooms in your home through the ductwork system. You should have your air ducts serviced by a professional at least once per year. 

This way, you can catch any issues before they shorten your system’s life or increase your utility bills. You should also have your ductwork inspected by an expert if you notice unusual noises, uncomfortable rooms, or poor indoor air quality.

Strange Noises

If you hear rattling coming from your ducts, they may not be attached to each other well enough. A leak could also cause squeaking or whistling sounds. Pests in your ductwork could produce scurrying or scratching sounds, as well. If you notice frequent popping or banging, your ductwork could be changing temperatures too suddenly.

Uncomfortable Rooms

If some of your rooms are often cooler or warmer than others, you could be losing conditioned air through leaks in your ductwork. You could also have poor airflow from a dirty air filter, pests, or other obstructions in your ducts. Change your HVAC system’s air filter at least every few months and keep carpeting and furniture away from your vents.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

Dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, biological growth, and other contaminants can accumulate in your ductwork over time, lowering your indoor air quality. These pollutants can cause asthma and allergy symptoms, headaches, sore throats, eye irritation, and other health problems. If these symptoms disappear while you’re away from home and come back when you return, you may need to have your ducts cleaned by a professional.

We are Trane Comfort Specialists, who can help you keep your ductwork in great condition and make sure your home stays comfortable. We’re a family business, and satisfying our customers is our first priority. Contact us for outstanding service from our experienced technicians.