Warning Signs of a Ductwork Problem

Warning Signs of a Ductwork Problem

Warning Signs of a Ductwork ProblemWhether at home or the workplace, your ductwork plays a crucial role in ensuring that the air remains at a comfortable temperature. When you first suspect a ductwork problem, you'll want to have an experienced HVAC technician take a look. At River City Heating & Air, our local HVAC company specializes in identifying and repairing ductwork issues.

Common Signs of Air Duct Trouble

There are several common problems that suggest your ductwork is due for repair or replacement. Visible damage is one of the more obvious signs that you have a significant problem. Plastic ductwork is especially prone to tearing and twisting. If your ductwork is twisted or torn, then it's going to be very difficult for your HVAC system to heat/cool your home with any efficiency. If your ductwork appears damaged, then the problem might actually be more extensive than you're able to see. Our technicians can conduct a thorough inspection and get a firm handle on the extent of the damage. Then we can give you an estimate for the repair costs.

Leaks in ductwork should be promptly addressed. One indication that your ductwork is leaking is that your AC cools down most rooms as intended, but one room stays hotter than it should be. Another sign of an air duct leak is that your energy bill has suddenly gone up. Leaks are more likely to develop in older ductwork. In most cases, ductwork can be expected to hold up strongly for 10 to 15 years. After that timeframe, it's more likely that problems with ductwork will occur.

In some instances, ductwork has to be replaced because it was originally installed incorrectly. One sign that ductwork was incorrectly installed is that you're noticing hot/cold spots within your home or office. If undersized ducts were installed, then there could be uneven heating/cooling. Undersized ducts can also cause whistling sounds.

Ductwork in Bismarck, ND

When you need ductwork in Bismarck and the surrounding area, contact River City Heating & Air at (701) 561-0804. Our local HVAC company can address any of your residential or commercial AC needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!

River City Heating & Air Blog
Posted: October 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ


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