If you’re in the process of upgrading the duct system in your home, you would be wise to first look over the area thoroughly, searching for certain potential problems. If, during your search, you do come across any of the following situations, the smart thing to do is bring in a local HVAC professional for help.
A good place to start your inspection is the insulation. Your attic’s insulation should always be completely dry. If you find yours to be wet, this could indicate that your roof is leaking. If the rafters in your attic are found to be showing signs of either mold or rot, this means you’re likely suffering from some serious moisture or air leak problems.
Next, you would be wise to take a look at your home’s vents. Specifically, check your kitchen, bathroom and clothes dryer vents to ensure that they’re all pumping their warm, damp air directly outside. If you discover that any or all of them are exhausting this air into your attic, don’t hesitate to contact a local HVAC professional for help. This issue, if left alone, can result in some serious moisture problems for your attic.
You’ll also want to take the time to thoroughly inspect your existing duct system, simply to ensure that everything is in order. The main things you want to be looking for are that the system is anchored down well, and that there are no sources of air leaks present. Keep an eye out for any spot where you could envision air escaping into your attic or crawl space, as these leaks can end up costing you significant money and comfort, both now and in the future.
If you find any of these air leak problems in your Asheville-area home, contact the experts at Smoky Mountain Heating & Air.
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