Trusted Saskatoon Furnace & Duct Cleaners Bridge City Duct Cleaning provides both residential duct cleaning and commercial duct cleaning and furnace maintenance services. Their team is professionally trained, qualified, bonded, and factory furnace and duct cleaning technicians. In their latest article, they talk about the number of air vents needed in our homes. The question often comes up for older homes, how do you know if your ductwork needs to be replaced? That is the question this article answers.
The ductwork helps keeps your home cool in Saskatoon’s warm summer months and warm during our frosty winters. It channels airflow from HVAC into the locations of your home when you need it most. So what are the signs to watch for:
1. Uneven Temperatures
One of the key things to look for when something in your ductwork starts going bad is unusual temperature fluctuation. What does this mean? If you find the temperature in one room of your Saskatoon home is consistently colder than normal or overheating then you might have tears in your ductwork causing an improper flow of air.
2. Low Air Flow
Is too little air flowing through your central HVAC system? How do you know if this is the case? Bridge City Duct Cleaning professionals can perform a blower test to see if enough air is flowing through your system. A blower test forces air into your ducts to measure how much air is transferring out, noting any issues and will be able to recommend a repair or just a good cleaning.
3. Dusty Home
Do you find that the air in your home smells like something is burning when your furnace ignites? Dirt and dust can enter the main system inside your home when your ductwork has an issue. When there is a problem with your ducts, your system may not be able to filter out allergy-causing particles. Cleaning or repairing the ductwork in your home leaves you with less chance of getting a cold or flu. Viruses can spread easily due to the particles flowing up through your central HVAC system and into your lungs. You will also find that removing debris from your ductwork will help eliminate dirt and dust so your home stays a lot cleaner.
4. Loud Ductwork
Do you hear rattling and loud noises coming from your furnace vents? You may need to have your ductwork checked. Sometimes it is because your kids have hidden their hotrod cars in the register, other times it is because your ducts are clogged up from years of dust and debris. Instead of dealing with this noise constantly, get your ductwork cleaned, serviced or repaired. Your ductwork should be doing its job quietly in the background, keeping a constant flow of air throughout your home.