For a long time, I ignored the importance of the duct system.
I have consistently been conscientious about taking undoubtedly great care of the gas furnace as well as a/c.
I change the air filters every month as well as tied up professional maintenance every year. I’d had our heating as well as cooling system for over more than four years before an Heating as well as A/C contractor finally mentioned testing the HVAC duct. She pointed out that while the gas furnace as well as a/c share the workload, the ducts are handling both heated as well as cooled air. The breathing air of the condo travels through that network of pipes several times her afternoon. The contractor performed testing as well as figured out that the system was dirty as well as leaking. She estimated that approximately 20% of the heated/cooled air was escaping due to leaks at the seams. There was also a significant buildup of dust, pollen as well as mold. Whenever the gas furnace or a/c started up, those contaminants were becoming airborne as well as getting spread to every room in the house. My family was breathing them in as well as at risk of health troubles, and our comfort was suffering from the separations at the seams of the ducts. I was honestly paying higher than necessary utility bills. There was greater wear as well as tear on the gas furnace as well as a/c. The contractor completed duct cleaning, sealing as well as overall maintenance. I instantly noticed the improvement. The residing area required less dusting as well as vacuuming, smelled better as well as the people I was with and I appreciated more consistent un-even temperatures. I now make sure to request duct inspection every year. By keeping the entirety of the heating, cooling as well as ventilation systems laboring at its best, I have peace of mind.