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3 Signs Your Home Needs Duct Repairs

Your air conditioner can have a variety of problems over the course of its lifespan. But many of your cooling or indoor air quality issues may not have anything to do with your air conditioner at all. Instead, you may need air duct repairs.

There are a handful of signs that can point to problems with the duct system attached to your air conditioner and we’re going to explain the top three. You can keep reading to learn more about these signs and the steps that we can take to fix your air ducts. Then give our team a call for duct repair in Frisco, TX

1. Lack of Cooling

If your home is not staying as cool as you’d like it to be, you may be quick to blame your air conditioner. But your air conditioner may be working just fine to produce cool air for your home. Instead, the problem may be with your air duct system. It’s possible for cool air to get lost if there are broken seals or holes in the ducts themselves. 

You can test this by holding your hand up to an air vent in your home. While your air conditioner is on for a cooling cycle, you should feel a strong stream of cold air coming from the air vents. If you don’t, the air may be getting trapped in your ductwork or escaping through holes before ever reaching your rooms. 

The good news is, this is a fairly easy fix. Our team can pressurize your ductwork to locate all of the broken seals or holes and then fix them. Not only will this improve your home’s comfort, but also lower your energy bills.

2. Dusty Surfaces

The same holes that allow cool air to escape also allow dust and dirt into your ductwork. These particles can then blow back into your home and recirculate in your air, settling on surfaces in the rooms. It’s normal to have to dust once in a while, but if you’re having to dust too frequently, it’s a sign that your duct system is dirty. In addition to sealing any holes, our team can also wipe down the surfaces inside your ductwork and even sanitize them if needed.

3. Poor Indoor Air Quality

Dust and dirt don’t just get on furniture and knick-knacks. You also breathe in all of these particles, which can aggravate allergy symptoms and even make it more likely that you will get sick. After all, it’s not just dust and dirt floating through the air. 

These particles can also trap viruses and bacteria and recirculate those as well. When you clean out your ductwork, it’s also an investment in your health. This is one of the reasons that you may also want us to wipe out your ductwork and even sanitize the surfaces. You want to start completely fresh after resealing your ductwork.

Get it done right… Right now! The team at Hutchins Plumbing and Air Conditioning is ready to help you with all your home needs – including indoor air quality services like duct sealing and cleaning.

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