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AC Repair: Dealing With Damaged Ducts

If you have a forced air distribution system, then you may already know how important your ductwork is to your home comfort. An air conditioning duct is a type of pipe or tunnel that is used to distribute air throughout a structure. Systems of ducts—also known as ductwork—are central components of buildings’ HVAC systems. Due to the extensiveness of your ductwork, and its tendency to undergo significant wear and tear over the years, there may come a time when you need to have your ductwork professionally inspected—and possibly repaired.

For air conditioning repair service in Northern VA, call John Nugent & Sons at 703-291-1926.

Detecting Damaged Ducts

If you don’t know whether your ducts are damaged, here are some signs that indicate there might be a problem:

  • Inadequate cooling: When ducts become damaged, the first sign in most cases is a disturbance in airflow. As the indoor air handler sends your conditioned air throughout your ductwork, any cracks, leaks, or loose connections will permit that air to seep into unoccupied and unused parts of your home, such as the attic, or even between the walls. Energy inefficiency: With poor performance comes poor energy efficiency. Even new systems with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings will suffer significant energy loss. Damaged ductwork can account for up to 30 percent of energy loss. If you notice an inexplicable rise in your energy bill, the reason might be faulty ductwork.
  • Poor indoor air quality: If your home’s ductwork is damaged, you might notice that your home suffers from poor indoor air quality. A trusted HVAC technician can inspect your duct system, determine where the problem is, and then address it.

Do not suffer from inadequate cooling, energy inefficiency, and poor indoor quality—if you suspect that your home’s ductwork is damaged, contact us today.

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