If you aren’t familiar with the ductwork in your home and what it does, we want to give you a small crash course. The ducts in your house serve as the delivery system for all the temperature-controlled air produced by your duct-based comfort system. When you run your ducted heat pump, central AC, or furnace, the air that these systems create is pumped through the ducts and vents and into the rooms around the house.
As you may have guessed by now, a problem in your ducts means a problem with your comfort.
Ducts can wear down over the years, the same as your home comfort systems can. The difference is that your ducts are out of sight so you can’t assess their condition. Plus, leaks or holes are much harder to find than issues like a broken fan! Here’s what you need to know about duct issues and how to handle them.