Georgia is considered a mild climate with average winter temperatures in the 40s and average summer temperatures in the mid-90s. Having a reliable HVAC system to heat and cool your home throughout the year is necessary. Here are the top five signs that you need ductwork repairs.
1. Uneven Temperatures
If you have leaks or holes in your ductwork, heated and cooled air can escape leaving some rooms uncomfortable. It will also cause the air conditioning unit to work harder and run longer to maintain the temperature inside the home. If you are experiencing uneven cooling and heating throughout your home, you should call us for an inspection to determine if your ductwork has leaks.
2. Increased Energy Bills
Leaking or clogged ductwork causing increased run time for the air conditioning units will increase the energy or gas bills. The longer the units are required to run to maintain the set indoor temperature, the more the energy efficiency of the unit is negated. If you notice that your bills are starting to increase with the temperature outside, it is time to have your ductwork inspected.
3. High Humidity
When unconditioned air gets into your ductwork in the hotter seasons it can cause multiple problems. Ducts already collect dust and debris circulating through the home’s air, and leaks in ductwork that let in humidity allow for dust to turn pasty and can lead to mold. Not only is this hazardous to your family’s health, but it could also cause more tears in the ductwork and an even higher energy bill.
4. Musty or Unpleasant Odors
Leaky ductwork allows contaminated air that has not gone through your HVAC’s air filter to enter your home. This air can have mold spores, dust, and other allergens. This leads to musty and unpleasant odors being dispersed through your home every time the system runs. Individuals with allergies and other respiratory ailments are at risk of becoming sick if the issue is not corrected. So, if you have unpleasant odors coming from your vents, reach out to us as soon as possible, and we will remedy the situation.
5. Pest Infestation
If you can hear rodents or creepy crawlies in your ductwork, it is a sure sign you have an opening somewhere. These pests can leave behind droppings and carcasses, leading to bad smells and poor indoor air quality. Sealing up any cracks or holes can keep these critters out of your ductwork.
If you are experiencing any of the signs above, you need ductwork repairs or even replacement. Our professionals in Eatonton, GA are experts in ductwork and can improve your indoor air quality and the energy efficiency of your system through repair or replacement service. Give Superior Heating & Air a call today to learn more or schedule an appointment with one of our trusted and certified technicians.