According to AC repair experts, air ducts are a vital part of your home. After all, they’re responsible for distributing air throughout your house, heating and cooling it efficiently and keeping it comfortable all year ’round. However, as time goes by, you may find that your HVAC system’s heating and cooling capabilities are reduced. When this happens, the pros say that it’s possible your home’s air ducts have become clogged.
Here’s a guide that can help you confirm whether or not your air ducts are clogged:
Turn on your HVAC unit’s heating or air conditioning. The first thing that you need to do when trying to determine if your home’s air ducts are clogged is to turn on the heating or air conditioning features of your HVAC unit. When the fan begins to blow, check the vents in each room and hold your hand over them to check the airflow. If a specific vent isn’t blowing air, it’s possible the duct might be clogged.
Check the filter. If you notice that one of your air ducts isn’t blowing out any air, consider checking to see if the air filter is the problem by removing it during the duct blockage test. This is because air duct cleaning experts say a clogged filter can make every vent seem like it’s blocked. However, if it’s clear that the air filter isn’t the culprit and some of your vents continue to suffer from restricted airflow, this means that a duct leading to the vent really is clogged.
Contact a professional. Finally, if the filters aren’t the problem, enlist the services of a professional to inspect your home’s entire duct system for you. This way, if they discover that your air ducts are indeed clogged they can get to work on cleaning them immediately.
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