Because ductwork is often installed out–of–sight in your attic or under your floors, it makes it difficult to see if it is malfunctioning or damaged. But keep a close eye and ear out for the following issues that could indicate that you need to have your ducts tested.
- Inefficiency – If you notice an unexplained increase in the cost of heating or cooling your home, it might mean that your ducts are having issues. It could be that your ducts are clogged or that they’re leaking.
- Noises – If your ducts have holes in them or if they’re collapsed or pinched, those issues might cause noises to emit from your ducts. Whistling, rumbling, rattling or flapping could all be signs that your ducts are in trouble.
- Hot and cold spot – If only certain parts of your home get enough heating or cooling, it could be a sign that your ducts are leaking air out. Duct testing would allow our specialists to find those problems and fix them.
- Odors – Another indication of duct issues is odors because of outside smells getting into your ducts.