Northern Colorado homes with central heating and air conditioning systems depend on ductwork to circulate warm or cool air. Ductwork obstructions block the capability of the HVAC system to perform correctly. Clogged air ducts lower your home’s air quality, reduce comfort levels and cause your energy bills to soar. If you’ve noticed a difference in your HVAC system’s output, a ductwork inspection may be in order.
Loose duct insulation – Loose insulation may clog duct interiors and impact airflow, and over time, it can cause considerable blockage. If you own an older home, you may want to consider having your entire ductwork insulation checked to ensure it’s still in good shape.
Damaged ductwork – Ductwork can be damaged in a variety of ways, including general decomposition or household pests like mice. Older ductwork can collapse or leak if it’s left unattended. Home construction or renovation projects can also damage ductwork, and it’s important to inspect the ductwork after any repair or new construction has been completed.
Dirty air filter problems – Air filters or other items can be sucked into the duct system and block airflow, creating a fire risk if they’re drawn into the blower assembly fan. Dirty air filters are the most common cause of substandard airflow in HVAC systems.
Leaky duct connections –Leaks in ductwork are common HVAC problems which result in lower amounts of cool or warm air being delivered to home areas.
If you suspect ductwork obstructions, or have questions about any other home comfort concerns, contact the Rheem Pro Partner for more information or expert advice. Our trained professionals have been proudly serving loyal clients in Denver, Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas since 1992.