How to Tell if Your Ductwork Is Damaged

Damaged Duct Signs in Mount Airy, NC

When it comes to proper HVAC operation, most people focus on the mechanical components that make up their system. One of the most important components of your system, though, is the ductwork, and this component can have issues just like the other components. If your Mount Airy home seems uncomfortable, J's HVAC Unlimited recommends looking for any of the following signs that your ductwork might need to be repaired or replaced.

Temperature Differences Between Rooms

If you notice wide temperature differences between various rooms in your home, it could be a sign that your ductwork is damaged. Large gaps and cracks in your ductwork can allow conditioned air to leave the ducts before it arrives at its intended destination. This means that rooms located before the gaps and cracks might be comfortable, while the rooms further down the line aren’t very pleasant at all.

Noisy System

A noisy HVAC system can be an annoying problem to have. While strange noises could be caused by clunky mechanical components, they could also occur because of ductwork damage. Damaged ducts can prevent air from flowing through the ducts properly, increasing the pressure in the ducts to the point that they creak and pop when your system is running. If a technician from J's HVAC Unlimited doesn’t correct this issue, the excess system pressure could cause your HVAC components to fail, leading to even noisier operation.

Musty Smells

Another problem that often accompanies damaged ductwork is musty smells in your home. That’s because unconditioned air from an attic or crawl space can enter your ducts through gaps and cracks when your system isn’t running. When the unconditioned air enters, the water vapor in the air could condense on the walls of the ducts and ultimately lead to rust formation or mold and mildew growth.

Ductwork and More

When you call J's HVAC Unlimited to repair your ductwork, you can be confident that we’ll take care of your problems quickly and correctly. We can also take care of heating and cooling services, generator installation, indoor air quality improvement, and much more. Our commitment to our customers is one reason we’ve been given so many five-star reviews since we opened more than 15 years ago. To learn more about repairing damaged ductwork, contact us at J's HVAC Unlimited today.