This FAQ page can guide you and address your heating and cooling system concerns.
My HVAC unit is leaking, how did this happen?
One of the main substances that will travel through a ventilation or air duct unit is moisture. If the unit is blocked at some point, the moisture will collect behind the blockage. As debris and mold build up grows the path is increasingly blocked. If the moisture cannot escape, it will collect until it creates pools of condensation. This is what is leaking from your system.
What will happen if I don’t clean the HVAC air filters regularly?
Your indoor air quality will deteriorate for sure as greater amounts of dust, pollen and other particles and microorganisms will be pumped into the rooms of your house. This will increase the risk of allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Additionally, the HVAC system’s level of energy efficiency will go down and that will result in higher utility bills.
Why does the air coming from the air conditioner smell bad?
This could be due to blocked filters or mold inside the air ducts. In rare cases, the smell could come from droppings of pests that have infested the HVAC system of the building. Our experts recommend that you take timely action. Not only the symptom, but the core cause of the problem has to be eliminated.
What are the different types of HVAC ducts?
There are at least three major types of HVAC ducts based on the material used. These are the fabric, flex, and metal ducts. Fabric ducts are insulated fiberglass ducts that deliver excellent thermal efficiency, noise control, and condensation reduction. Flex ducts are flexible spiral ducts that are generally inexpensive but are known for their poor thermal efficiency and condensation issues. Metal ducts, on the other hand, are the most common but they are prone to condensation, leakages, and noise.
What precautions do I need when handling air ducts?
Air ducts are not that difficult to handle but it is important to be careful when touching the edges a sheet metal air ducts. These air ducts usually have sharp edges that can easily wound bare hands. They cause cuts in the same way paper cuts happen. Specialists from Air Duct Cleaning Dublin would usually suggest using thick gloves to prevent injuries. Also, it is important to be careful not to drop and dent the ducts to prevent leaks.