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AC Tip: Keep Your Ducts in Great Shape

duct-interiorWhen you schedule your routine air conditioning maintenance each and every year–which we will assume that you do, as there is nothing better you can do for your system–you are getting that air conditioner ready for the intense amount of work that lies ahead. However, that does not mean that every component of your air conditioner is guaranteed to function perfectly throughout the summer season. There are still a number of different problems that could hinder the overall operation of your system.

One of the biggest threats to your comfort when running your central AC or heat pump is damaged ductwork. After all, it is this ductwork that is responsible for distributing conditioned air throughout your entire home. If you suspect that there is anything wrong with your air ducts in Rome, GA, contact us right away. We can get the ducts that you depend on back in great working condition. 

We Can Test Your Air Ducts

Okay, so damaged air ducts are a major concern. How the heck are you supposed to figure out if there is a problem with your air ducts, though? It’s not as if they are exposed and you can just give them a quick once over. There are actually a number of different warning signs that you may notice which can suggest a problem with your air ducts. Look out for the following:

  1. Hot spots popping up in the house.
  2. Inexplicably high cooling costs.
  3. Hissing or whistling sounds.
  4. Reduced indoor air quality.
  5. Your system running longer than usual.

Once you notice that there may be a problem, we can figure it out for sure. We have the equipment necessary to test your ducts, and we are happy to do so in order to figure out what the next step should be.

You Ducts May Need to Be Sealed

In many cases, sealing up your air ducts is going to be the solution to your problem. We really have to stress that this is a job solely for trained professionals to handle, however. Not only is it unlikely that you will be able to pinpoint and access the source of the problem accurately and successfully, but you aren’t going to have the materials necessary for creating a long-lasting seal. Regardless of what you may think, duct tape should never be applied to air ducts. It breaks down too quickly. A mastic that hardens as it dries is the right solution.

Repairs or Replacement May Be Necessary

It is also possible that your ducts may need a more involved repair, or even that they’ve been damaged to the point that a replacement is your best option. Perhaps the problem is not with damaged ducts, but with improperly sized ducts or ducts that were not laid out properly. There is a whole lot that could go wrong, so be sure to hire trained professionals capable not only of solving such problems, but of diagnosing them correctly to begin with.

Schedule your duct services with Moody Heating and Air Conditioning.

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