Don't Neglect Your Ductwork When Repairing Your A/C

You might notice that your HVAC system is running at a very low level of efficiency. If this is the case, you might want to not only look at the HVAC system itself, but also the air ducts. Oftentimes, the air ducts are neglected and are a significant part of the problem.

Hire a Professional

The best way to have your air ducts assessed is to hire a professional HVAC technician or air duct specialist. One common problem is that your HVAC system has a leak that prevents it from operating properly. There are certain instruments that simply make it easier to check an HVAC system to determine if it is functioning properly. There might also be areas where there just isn't enough insulation. 

Clean Your Air Ducts

In other cases, your air ducts need to be cleaned out. When there is dirt and debris blocking your ductwork, this will cause your HVAC to be forced to work harder so that it may remove the dirt and debris. 

Know When to Clean Them Again

The most important time to have an air duct cleaning is when you have recently moved into a home. This is because your air ducts will still have debris from when all of the construction work was being performed. All sorts of scraps can end up accidentally in the ductwork and can affect how efficiently your HVAC system can perform. They can also affect how your HVAC system will smell. 

After the initial air duct cleaning, you should have your ducts cleaned at least every decade. You may wish you clean your air ducts even more often if one of your loved ones has a breathing problem. Even better is to have your HVAC system upgraded with a furnace filtration system. This option will be better for your central A/C system than simply cleaning your ducts.

Clean Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system must be cleaned as well as your air duct system. However, a duct cleaning service will not be able to touch your HVAC system unless the company has the appropriate license. 

Beware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Checking the air ducts will also make your home healthier. An inspection can determine if there is carbon monoxide poisoning that comes from the air ducts. Sealing your air ducts will not only make them more efficient, but can also reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Reach out to a local company for more information about A/C repair.