Instead, Give It the Tender Loving Care It Deserves
Because February is all about love, we thought we’d focus on something in your home that rarely receives the love, appreciation or attention it deserves—your ductwork.
That’s right. Neglected or damaged ductwork can lead to an awful lot of heartbreak for homeowners and other family members. And here’s why: When ducts are damaged, you end up spending far too much money on your utility bills due to wasted energy. And your HVAC system ends up working overtime to try to heat or cool your house. In addition, when ducts are dirty, they can blow all kinds of dust, dirt, pollen and other allergens into the air you breathe. Yuck!
So, if you want to develop a more meaningful relationship with your ducts, make sure to avoid (or fix) these common causes of ductwork damage:
- Poor cleaning
Your ductwork needs to be flexible in order to handle the flow and volume of air that runs through it. As a result, it’s vulnerable to damage if you hire a cleaning crew that is inexperienced or overzealous. A poor cleaning effort can also cause fiberglass to become exposed and enter the air, which can result in respiratory problems for you and issues for your HVAC’s filtration system.
To make matters even worse, loosened fiberglass can block airflow from your vents, which compromises your comfort, results in odd noises and can cause even greater damage to your HVAC system. Bottom line: Be leary of who you hire to do your cleaning.
As air flows through your ducts, the wear and tear can produce heartbreaking results over time. Your ducts can become weaker or even collapse completely. This leads to poor airflow, inefficiencies and leaks.
As ductwork ages, the insulation that helps control air temperatures can deteriorate and cause poor energy efficiency and higher utility bills.
Insects and rodents can get inside your ducts and chew away at them. If you notice holes in your ductwork, you should call us, your trusty Lancaster HVAC experts, right away to help resolve this problem.
- Water leaks and more
Water leaks, heavy storms, fallen tree limbs and other issues can lead to damaged ductwork, too. Whether the solution is replacing a small section of your ductwork or completing a more extensive repair or replacement, Arctic Air is the Lancaster heating and air conditioning team with the skills, training and experience to help.
That’s right! Trust the bears who care to repair or replace your damaged ductwork and perform other HVAC maintenance that will show your system you truly care. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (661) 214-9160 or contact us through our website!