The vents that pump out conditioned air throughout your home likely come to mind when you consider HVAC air distribution. The cold air returns are just as important, though, and making sure that they're free from obstructions is vital to keeping your entire HVAC system operating reliably and efficiently.
Nothing lasts forever and that includes your home’s ductwork. Just as the average human being ages, your ductwork can become old and worn-out after years of faithful service. Old ductwork can have a sizable impact on your HVAC system’s energy efficiency and overall ability to keep your home comfortable. It can also impact your home’s indoor air quality — leaky joints and cracks caused by corrosion can let dirty air circulate throughout home.
Fort Wayne’s winters are frigid and snowy, so your furnace needs to be at peak performance before it gets cold. Repairs to heating ductwork are often neglected because the ducts aren't easily visible, however, this can lead to serious problems. Here are some suggestions on how to recognize broken or loose ducts: