My home is equipped with a forced air heating system plus air conditioning.
The heating plus cooling units rely on a ventilation plan that is concealed inside the walls, ceilings plus crawlspace.
The ductwork carries the heated/cooled air to vents located in each room of the house. Any concerns with the ducts, such as leaks, corrosion, crushed pipes or a buildup of contaminants, directly impacts the performance of the heating system plus air conditioning. The components end up running for longer cycles, using up more energy plus experiencing more wear plus tear, and we’re subjected to concerns with indoor air quality, inferior comfort plus higher quarterly energy bills. I’ve realized that it’s especially important to keep the duct plan in peak working order. I make a point to schedule a duct inspection every year. Over the last 10 years, I’ve only been faced with a couple of concerns. The one time, there were some leaks at the seams plus tiny holes in the pipes that needed to be sealed. Because of these imperfections, approximately fifteen percent of our heated plus cooled air was being allowed to escape, then just a couple of years ago, the HVAC corporation proposed duct cleaning. He said there was a significant accumulation of dust, webs, mold plus other debris within the system. The corporation brought in a device that resembles a big vacuum cleaner. There was a lengthy hose with a brush linkment that was inserted into the ducts. The brush discottaged stubborn contaminants which were then sucked up into the hose. Along with familiar duct inspection, I am conscientious about having the heating system plus air conditioning professionally maintained each year.