Signs of Blocked Air Ducts and how to inspect them

Your HVAC system distributes warm or cool air throughout your house through a duct system. It is, however, subject to clogging over time, leading the machine to generate ineffective conditioned air. Today, ProClean shares the indications to watch for and how to check for blockages in your ductwork.

The most noticeable sign of blocked air ducts in your house is a temperature differential. This is most likely to happen if you set your whole-home thermostat to the desired temperature and then find that one area is warmer or cooler than the others.

Because a blocked air duct will not be able to reach the temperature you set on your thermostat, your HVAC system will have to work twice as hard to adequately warm or cool it. This will increase your monthly energy expenses and put your heating or cooling equipment at danger of failing prematurely.

Clogs in your ductwork will obstruct appropriate air movement, resulting in poor indoor air quality. Due to the presence of stale air and the toxins it contains, you will most likely develop respiratory difficulties such as sneezing and coughing. Mold and volatile organic chemicals are two examples (VOCs).

A qualified heating and air conditioning repair specialist can assist you in diagnosing and resolving this problem. Before you contact the professionals, be certain that there is a blockage in the air ducts. Begin by turning on your HVAC system and waiting for the fan to begin blowing. Examine the vents in each area for airflow, noting which ones seem to be blowing less.

Also, when inspecting the ducts, try removing the filters. Then, in the rooms with reduced airflow, examine the air vents. If there is no improvement, a certain duct may be plugged. Then, detach the vent covers and check behind the vent grille for debris before inspecting your ductwork. Check the interior of the ducts with a flashlight, noting any damage around the seams and ensuring sure the dampers are open.

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