Most homeowners often consider leaks as the majority of ductwork problems. However, kinks, holes, and loose connections can bring problems as well.

As a homeowner, you may not be aware of all the signs that indicate issues with your ductwork. Here are a few telltale signs that you can bank on:

Torn, damaged, or disconnected ducts: Holes or gaps at the joints or flexible sections of your ductwork are clear indications that your ductwork is experiencing problems. Soot or dirt on the fiberglass duct board or any existing insulation is also an indication that you should consider sealing your ductwork.

Uninsulated ducts: Ducts in spaces such as the attic, crawl spaces, and other unconditioned spaces are also signs that your system needs some duct sealing attention.

Missing or unbalanced return ducts: Unbalanced return ducts can also cause problems with your ductwork. A duct system that’s designed without one can also experience furnace depressurization more often. Therefore, if you detect that your home was designed without return ducts or they’re not balanced, contact your trusted HVAC company.

Dead-end ducts: Like missing return ducts, these may be due to installation problems. If your room is often chilly and you experience insufficient airflow, ductwork problems might be to blame.

These are some of the vital signs that should tell you that your ductwork may be experiencing problems. If you’d like to get more advice on how to remedy ductwork problems in your home, contact the team at Pipe Works Services. We’ve been serving New Jersey residents since 2000. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Chatham, NJ, and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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