5 Signs It’s Time for Duct Repair in California
Your HVAC’s ductwork is often one of the least noticeable parts of your HVAC system. However, it’s still a part that requires attention in order to avoid breakdowns and expensive repairs. Knowing the signs of a duct system in need of repairs is an important skill. By repairing your system before a major breakdown, you can save a lot of money by avoiding more expensive repairs. At Crystal Blue, we can help you learn the signs that your system needs duct repair in California.
Here are five signs you should schedule duct repair in California:
Dust and dirt
Your HVAC system works by circulating air through your home’s ducts, which exit via vents. The same air is then taken into the system and cools or heats your home’s rooms. Dirt and other debris in the system should be caught by the replaceable filter. If debris gets into the HVAC’s machinery, it can break down its inner workings. If you notice dust and dirt around your vents, that’s a sign something isn’t right with the filter.
Hearing a ‘pop’ noise from your vents when you start up the heater or AC is normal. It’s simply the ducts expanding or contracting with the changing temperature. However, loud rattling or shaking noises are an actual problem, such as loose or damaged parts. If you hear these noises, try turning on the system without the interior air handler (the large silver box inside your home.) If no noise is coming from your outdoor unit, you should call us to schedule some repairs.
Increasing energy bills
It’s true that energy bills tend to spike at certain times of the year, like when more extreme temperatures start. However, sudden increases can also be a sign that something is wrong with your HVAC. You’ll want to check the filters, fans, and refrigerant levels of the unit. You can also look for tears or holes in your ducts. Keep in mind that not all gaps will be visible, and electrical connections can wear down over time.
Hot and cold spots
Broken vents can create spots in your house that are the wrong temperature. Do you have your AC on, but still have rooms that are too hot? That may be a sign of vent damage. The reverse is also true, where the heater doesn’t heat certain rooms.
Lower air flow
You generally want a decent airflow running from every vent in your home. If the air isn’t blowing hard enough, there are several different reasons this could be happening. Maybe there’s an animal nest in the vents, or the ductwork is disconnected or punctured. Additionally, a rug or furniture might be blocking an air intake or output vent. Try and follow the vents to find where the output is less to find the source of the problem.
What makes Crystal Blue one of California’s best HVAC companies?
Crystal Blue has been working since 1976 to help California homeowners with their home service needs. Our family-owned and operated company devotes itself to delivering exceptional customer service as well as professional home service. Not only do we have hundreds of 5-star customer reviews, but we also have various professional and community awards, including an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. If you’re looking for professional home service, call Crystal Blue first and you won’t need to call anyone else!