3 Signs You Should Get Your Ducts Checked

The ductwork in your Mount Pleasant, Texas, home transports conditioned air to all your rooms. In most HVAC systems, it’s essential for the comfort of you and your family. Strange noises, drafts or warm areas could indicate a problem with the ducts in your home. Other signs that indicate you should get your ducts checked include high utility bills, poor indoor air quality and frequent breakdowns.

High Utility Bills

If your utility bills are rising, warm or cool air could be escaping through leaks in your ductwork. Fortunately, the professionals at Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc. can seal your ducts and help you save energy. You could also have a dirty air filter that blocks your HVAC system’s airflow and forces it to run more often. Poor duct design can decrease your system’s efficiency as well.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

Contaminants such as dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, and microorganisms can accumulate in your ductwork over time. As a result, they worsen indoor air quality. Without scheduling duct cleaning every few years, the pollutants will spread to the rest of your home. Your HVAC system’s air filter will also get dirty faster. Your family members may experience sore throats, eye irritation, sinus problems and other health issues.

Frequent Breakdowns

Dirty or leaky ducts increases the wear on your HVAC system, shortening its life. Contaminants from your ductwork can also travel to other parts of your heater or air conditioner. As a result, they can cause inconvenient and costly breakdowns. Most repairs last for years, and frequent problems are a sign you need your ducts checked along with the rest of your system.

If you notice any of these signs, you can get help from the experts at Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing, Inc. We have more than 60 years of heating and cooling experience. We’ll inspect your system carefully and let you know if you need duct cleaning, HVAC maintenance or new equipment. For excellent service from our friendly service technicians, call us at 903-285-6550.

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