January 13, 2022
Damaged Duct Signs in Spokane, WA

At NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning, we help customers in the Spokane area keep their homes comfortable in every season. We are experts in the complete care of heating and cooling systems.

However, there is one component of your home comfort equipment that you may not think about too often. Your ductwork guides treated air to the proper zones, and a problem in your ducts can compromise the whole system.

Dust and Ducts

There is always some dust floating around your home. The air filters in your system remove some of the larger particles before they reach your furnace or air conditioner. Holes, gaps or leaks in your ducts will allow additional dust into the system. You may notice extra buildup around vents in affected parts of the system.

Excess dust is more than unsightly. When dust coats the inside of your ducts, it can lead to narrowing and blockages that impact efficiency. The dust can also trigger allergies and asthma attacks in sensitive people. If your family members develop cold symptoms that never fade, you may want to have an expert examine your ductwork.

Increased Operating Costs

A problem with your ductwork makes your home comfort equipment work harder. If treated air escapes through leaks and holes, it will take longer for a zone to reach the right temperature. You may not realize there is a problem until you see your next utility bill. The extra work results in increased energy costs.

The life of your equipment is another factor. When the system works harder than it needs to, it puts additional stress on the components. You may discover that you must replace your air conditioner or furnace sooner than expected.

Strange Smells

A compromised duct can serve as an entryway for rodents, insects and mold. While these invaders may hide in the dark, you will smell their presence whenever the system runs. Any strange smell is worth a call to one of our experts.

Spokane’s Partner for Home Comfort

The team at NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to handle your home comfort system needs of any size or complexity. Our NATE-certified technicians will install, maintain and repair your furnace or air conditioner. We can get your equipment running optimally and keep it that way. In addition, we offer a complete range of electrical services. To set up an appointment, contact us today.

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