Do you believe that your building is suffering from clogged air ducts?
Do you feel that the temperature in your rooms differ from one another?
Has there been a sudden spike in your energy bill recently?
Then it’s best to get an AC specialist look into your system. After all, a clogged air duct does not only spike up your energy bill; but it is also detrimental to a person’s health. Learn more about clogged air ducts, its ill effects and what you should do about it in this blog.
How does a clogged air duct affect your energy bill?
A clogged air duct prevents your HVAC system from reaching the set temperature on your thermostat. This prompts your unit to work even harder for it to properly cool the room. This causes your energy to spike up, too.
What You Can Do To Help Unclog Your Air Ducts
In order to unclog your air ducts, you should first identify the areas in your building where it is clogged. To do so, we recommend turning on your HVAC and checking each room to know which among these rooms are not properly blowing cool air.
Remove Items Blocking Your Vents and Air Ducts
Once you have narrowed this down, investigate if there are any wall arts, decor or furniture that may be covering the vents. Remove these items as well as the accumulated dust on these vents.
Inspect Your Air Filter
Get a closer look at your air filter. A dirty air filter can greatly affect the performance of your air duct. If you see it needs cleaning or replacement, immediately consult it with an HVAC specialist.
NOTE: For commercial cooling systems, it is highly recommended that air filters be replaced every month or two to ensure dirty air does not circulate in the rooms.
Check for damaged ductworks
It’s common for ductworks to get damaged over time, especially if it is not regularly checked and inspected by an HVAC professional. This may also be difficult for anyone because it requires training and skills. So, it is best to get this done by an AC specialist who will closely look into your ductworks for any possibility of leaks or damaged ductwork.
NOTE: Avoid fixing a damaged ductwork on your own because it may only lead to more serious problems in the future.
Examine Your HVAC System’s Zone Dampers
Commercial cooling systems for buildings often have zone dampers. These are installed for it to control the airflow into each room. For cool air to flow throughout all rooms, these dampers should always be completely open, but there are times when these can get stucked or at work wriggle loose on its own due to several factors.
If you are familiar with how these works, then you can adjust them manually. Otherwise, let the experts handle it for you. Call us on 07 3889 4508.
Call an HVAC System Expert
If you have checked on all of these things, but remain unsuccessful; then it’s best to get the help of a reliable air conditioning system professional. They are trained and skilled to inspect your AC’s ducts, filters, vents, and even dampers to ensure anything that blocks the airflow is removed. They can even tune-up your whole system so you will have a clean air duct.
We’re here to help. Send us a message so we can know more details about your air duct problems.