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Problems Caused by Your Air Ducts

Having central heating and cooling in your home can provide a world of relief from harsh summer heat and blistering winter cold. But the same praise can’t be always be said for the ducts that carry conditioned air through your home.

While your central air system helps fix comfort problems, there are actually a number of issues that can be caused by your air ducts.

Spotty Heating and Cooling

Do you ever notice that some rooms in your home are hotter or colder than others? This could potentially be caused by holes in your ducts that let conditioned air escape from your system. What’s worse is that, if air is escaping from your ducts, you’re wasting energy and, therefore, money.

Poor Air Flow

Over time, dust and other debris can build up inside your air ducts and limit the airflow in your HVAC system. If that happens, your home won’t get the air it needs, and you’ll be left feeling uncomfortable.

Poor Air Quality

More than dust can accumulate inside your air ducts. All kinds of allergens and pollutants can make their way into your ducts — pollen, pet dander, chemicals from cleaning products and paints, to name a few.

Bad Smells

If the humidity levels in your HVAC systems are not kept at an appropriate level, moisture can build up inside your air ducts and allow mold and mildew to grow. That will leave you with bad odors being pushed throughout your home — gross!

Loud Noises

A common problem with here from homeowners with central air is that the ducts can make noises from time to time. If there’s a pressure buildup, the metal sheets can make a warping or popping sound. If there are cracks or opening in the ducts, there may be whistle sounds as air passes through gaps.

 

For air duct cleaning or inspections in the Pittsburgh metro area, contact the experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We’ve been serving our community since 1980, so you can trust us with your home’s needs.

For more information or to schedule a service, give us a call at 412.265.2662.