Does Your HVAC Ductwork Need Maintenance?

Find out what technicians look for when inspecting ductwork.

In most homes, ductwork is tucked away in walls, ceilings, and floors, quietly performing its duties. Barring any major ductwork-related problem – like a sudden loss of heat to one register or room – homeowners may forget that ductwork does need to be inspected occasionally. If you don’t remember the last time a technician inspected your home’s ductwork, you’re probably due for a checkup. It’s the best way to avoid costly repairs down the road. 

The Impact of Dirty Ductwork

Your home’s HVAC system filters a lot of air and, as a result, dust and other debris may end up trapped in ducts. If you’ve recently done major remodeling in your home, such as installing new drywall or ripping up old carpet, you’ve probably got an added layer of grime in your ductwork. 

Dirty ductwork can aggravate allergies and irritate sinuses, especially during the colder winter months. It can also be a drag on efficiency, which can increase your heating and cooling costs. HomePro can inspect and clean your ductwork to (literally) help you breathe a bit easier. 

Rust Spots and Loose Connections

Galvanized sheet metal is the most common material used to manufacture home ductwork. While this metal is resistant to corrosion, it’s not rust-proof, especially if it’s been exposed to excess moisture at some point in the past. Rust can create holes in ductwork or loosen the connections between sections, which can leak cooled or warmed air into your home’s framework. 

In small spaces, or in areas where new ductwork was added after initial construction, technicians may find small sections of flexible ductwork that are not composed of stainless steel. These sections can loosen over time, so they need to be inspected periodically. 

How HomePro Can Help

At HomePro, we encourage our customers to make a small investment in routine inspections and cleanings in order to extend the life of their home’s HVAC system and make it as efficient as possible. We offer ongoing heating and cooling maintenance plans, and we can inspect, clean, repair, and replace ductwork as necessary. (We also do ductwork installation for new homes and can seamlessly install ductwork into new additions to your existing home).

When you sign up for our maintenance plan, you don’t need to remember to scheduled service. We’ll call you when it’s time for a checkup! 

Call HomePro Today

If you live in Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg, or anywhere in Hendricks County, HomePro is just a few minutes away. Call us now to ask about service and ongoing maintenance: (317) 271-2665.