Air ducts are passages that are used for ventilation, heating, and HVAC purposes. They help regulate the flow of air by pushing out the hot air from the ducts, and helping cool and fresh air enter from the other ducts. Air ducts are an essential part of an HVAC system, as they help it to run quickly and efficiently without having to use excessive energy and consumption. It is essential that you know how to inspect and maintain your ductwork, so that the quality of heating and cooling can be maintained all year round.
1. Examine the vents
When inspecting air ducts, one of the first and basic tips is to check the condition of the vents. See if there is any dirt, debris, or pollen flying around or inside the vents. If you come across any debris falling out, then that means that your ducts are dirty and require some cleaning. Moreover, there might be a clog further down the system that might be disturbing the functioning of the HVAC. If you want to check your vents, then you can unscrew the vents' covers and use a light to check what is wrong inside and how to solve it.
2. Check the registers
In an HVAC system, a register refers to a grille that includes moving parts that opens and closes according to the flow of air. It is an important part of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning of an HVAC system, as it leads to improved airflow. To thoroughly check and inspect the registers, all you have to do is use a screwdriver to open the vent grills and look inside. Use a flashlight or torch to see how bad things look. Once you have determined how the condition of the registers is, you can immediately get to work.
3. Inspect the branch ducts
If you are well aware of the HVAC system and the placement of ducts, then you must know that there might be branch ducts somewhere in your attic or basement. These are ducts that are normally visible and are also equally important when you are inspecting air ducts. Check the condition of the insulation around these ducts, and if there is any wear and tear, mould, or damp spots. If you notice a wet area, it means that you need to clean it up and patch any wear and tear before it leads to more problems such as moisture build-up.
Get a professional on-board
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