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Have Your Central Heating Or Air Conditioning Ducts Been Breached?

We are so reliant on the ducts in our home to either deliver warm or cool air, depending on the season. Their maintenance is just as important as that of the heating and cooling units themselves. Fail to maintain your ducts and very soon you can end up with a whole heap of (costly) problems.

Because these ducts are responsible for conveying moist air, the bolts that hold the ducting units together are prone to rusting, and breaking. We can damage them inadvertently when carrying out work to our home, and animals have also been known to wreak havoc with air conditioning and heating ducting.

There is good news on two fronts though if you have developed a problem with your ducting. First of all, here at Petrocelli Services our technicians are highly experienced and are capable of identifying where problems lie and what the solution is. The second bit of good news is that the costs of repairs to ducting are invariably less than the costs of repairs to the air conditioning unit itself.

Because air ducts are usually tucked away and crawl space is restricted, identifying the problem yourself is not easy. However, the following may help give you a head start:

  • Strange noises – which usually start and stop with the starting and stopping of your air conditioning unit. You’ll recognize the sounds as they won’t be what you are used to hearing when the system is operating smoothly.
  • Cold or hot spots – if there is a breach in a duct, the area around the breach will cool down or hot up, depending on whether it is summertime or winter and you are using your air conditioning or heater.
  • Accumulation of dust and dirt is the main reason for a blocked air duct. We may clean our home regularly, but because the ducts are out of sight and you can’t see the dust and fluff building up, they get forgotten about.

If you suspect a problem, give us a call and we’ll be out promptly to help you identify what the problem is, and to recommend necessary repairs.

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