Here in California, heat pumps and central air conditioning systems are extremely common, as is the furnace. Do you know what these three HVAC systems have in common? They are all forced air systems, meaning that they all use air ducts in their operation. Do you know what that means? There are certain problems that such systems may encounter which may be caused by compromised ductwork. Do you know why that’s a problem? Well, just how much of your ductwork can you really see?
The answer is most likely “not much,” and that is the way that homeowners like it. After all, air ducts are not exactly ideal for interior decorating. The fact that so much of your ductwork is hidden from view, however, means that your ducts may be damaged or otherwise compromised without your knowledge. Because leaky ducts can be such a problem, it is important that you know some common signs of trouble to look out for.