Why Do You Need Your Air Ducts Inspected?
It is vital to have your air ducts inspected at least once a year. Ensuring that the air ducts are safe from any damages and contaminants improves the quality of air in your home and also increases the efficiency of the HVAC system. Although it is advisable to have your ducts inspected by a professional once a year, there are some steps you can take yourself. This saves you the trouble of significant issues as you will be able to spot small problems before they get out of hand and cost you a lot. It saves you the cost of repair and ensures that professional inspection is kept to a minimum.
How are ducts inspected?
The steps include;
Main unit – The examination starts by checking the large ducts situated on the main units. On one side, the duct system is responsible for blowing air through the branch ducts as the other side pulls the air in. The inspection is done by turning the HVAC system on to feel if there are any air leaks.
Branch ducts – The inspection ensures that the insulator around the pipes has no damages such as damp spots, mold and torn pieces. These signs indicate that there is a blockage which could affect the quality of indoor air.
Inspection aims at ensuring that there are no issues with the ducts and insulators and give you signs if there is a need for repair or replacement.
How are ducts sealed?
After inspection, if you notice any leak coming from the ducts, it is time to repair them by sealing. You can use aluminum foil or other heat-approved tapes to cover holes in an area with two pieces of metal joined. Ensure that the area is clean before sealing it. You can use mastic sealants in areas where the foil tape cannot work.
These are steps you can take before a professional gets there for expert services. If you realize that your cooling system is not working well, if your monthly energy bills have increased drastically or if your house appears to be dustier than ever, these could be warning signs that the system needs an immediate inspection or sealing by a professional. All Temp CO Inc. is here to provide cooling system services to all the residents of Harrisburg, Cornelius, and the surrounding. Contact us today to have your air ducts inspected.