Points To Check
Inspecting your air duct for its overall condition can be a hard task because you have to go through so many different things, but the most important thing is checking for any leaks or holes. You might also want to check if there’s any debris like rocks or tree branches stuck in the air duct. Another thing you want to do is make sure that there aren’t any signs of rotting boards near the air duct entry points. Check for leaks in the ducts or around any of the equipment inside the house. And then, inspect for poor airflow. It may not be obvious but you can start by checking how cold it is in different areas of your house. In areas that used to be cold are now warm, there could be an issue with airflow and you should consult a professional contractor. Next, if you’ve noticed condensation on windows or water staining on ceilings, this could mean there is an issue with moisture levels and too much humidity which can cause problems such as mold growth. Also, check for any signs of mold or mildew growth. Lastly, inspect for electrical problems such as loose wiring and look out for corrosion on the AC’s metal parts.
Leave It To The Master
While it can seem enticing to inspect your air conditioner yourself, it’s not the right thing to do. In fact, it is a much better idea to leave this job for a professional contractor instead of doing it yourself. This way you know that if something goes wrong during the inspection or repair process, someone who specializes in these types of services will be at fault and not an amateur like yourself.
Also, because AC units require very heavy-duty tools to carry out necessary procedures such as replacements and inspections, only professionals have access to them. So without their equipment, there is no way your average person will be able to diagnose what exactly is going wrong with the unit and how best to resolve it without hurting themselves in the process.
This is not something you want to do yourself especially if you are not experienced. For one, it can be dangerous as the electricity is running through some parts of the AC system and there are metal parts that are electrically charged. Two, replacing an air duct with a new model is better than just repairing it. It’s more efficient this way and you will save on electricity costs in the long run. And lastly, hiring someone to do this task for you would be much easier because they have experience doing it before. They know what kind of condition your unit should be in so they will spot issues right away which means all you have to worry about is taking care of your family.
Cleaning It Or Replacing It?
When inspecting your air conditioning system, it’s important to find out what kind of condition it is in. Whether or not you are able to spot any issues on your own or if you need to have someone do the job for you, there are problems that can be fixed and those that cannot. For example, if your coils are dirty then cleaning them will improve airflow but if anything else is broken, replacing the air duct would be a better solution. Your best option would be to have an HVAC professional inspect your air duct so they can tell what kind of condition it is in and then recommend solutions such as repairing or replacing the system entirely.
A clean system with good airflow and no signs of damage, there is no need to replace the air duct. But if you notice any issues such as leaks or poor airflow, then replacing it would be a better option. Or instead of just replacing your current system with another broken one, it might be a good idea to install an entirely new one which will provide more benefits than just fixing what’s broken.
It may be more cost-effective to just repair your air duct by having it cleaned or maybe just repairing some parts. However, replacing an air duct with a new model is better than just repairing it. You will save on electricity costs in the long run and you will also get the benefits of improved energy efficiency and performance. It’s much easier to leave this kind of work to the professionals because they know what needs to be done and they would spot any issues right away.