What Are The Symptoms Of A Broken Air Duct?

Top 5 Signs Your Ductwork Is Damaged

Your air ducts work hard behind the scenes to distribute heated or cooled air throughout your home. Damaged ductwork can quietly disrupt your comfort, leading to consequences that extend beyond just a mere inconvenience.

From climbing energy bills to compromised air quality, leaky, ripped, or crushed air ducts can significantly impact your home. The key to preserving your home’s comfort and efficiency is recognizing and promptly repairing damaged ductwork.

Here are the top signs you should look for:

Rattling or Whistling Sounds

Loud noises, such as rattling or whistling, could indicate problems with your ductwork. These unusual sounds can indicate leaks or loose connections disrupting the airflow.

A Sudden Increase in Utility Bills

It’s common for energy bills to fluctuate seasonally, but it’s a red flag when your energy bills have taken an unexpected spike.

Damaged ducts force your HVAC system to work overtime, consuming more energy to maintain your desired temperature.

Uneven Heating or Cooling

Your HVAC system should consistently maintain a uniform temperature throughout every area of your home.

If certain areas feel cooler or warmer than others, you likely have compromised ducts. If they aren’t damaged and you have a two-story home or an open layout, consider zoned HVAC for optimal comfort.

Low Airflow

Reduced airflow from your vents is a common symptom of ductwork problems. Instead of routing heated or conditioned air to your vents, air leaks out of your ductwork.

Blockages, broken seals, cracks, tears, and disconnections within your ductwork can impede air circulation.  

Visible Ductwork Damage

Most of your ductwork is hidden in the framing of your home between floors, ceilings, and walls. If you have an attic, ductwork may be visible there. It’s good practice to routinely inspect exposed ductwork.

Next time you’re putting away that box for storage, look for apparent signs of ductwork damage, such as cracks, holes, or disconnected joints that warrant immediate attention.

Request Ductwork Repair in North Carolina

Comfort First Heating & Cooling proudly serves homeowners in North Carolina from the Triangle and Triad areas to Charlotte, Jacksonville, and the Outer Banks.

Backed by over 50 years of experience, our licensed and insured technicians are well-equipped to identify issues with your HVAC system and ductwork. We provide expert installation, prompt repairs, and routine maintenance to ensure your ductwork remains in optimal condition.

Call us at 800-279-4822 to schedule ductwork repair today. Get comfort you can count on from Comfort First.

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