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A properly functioning climate control system is vital to the comfort of your Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, home. Clogged ducts can lead to poor HVAC functionality and low indoor air quality, so knowing the signs of a clogged duct is important for homeowners. Here are two signs that your ducts may be clogged.

Varying Temperatures

The temperature throughout your house should be more or less constant with minimal variation. Your ductwork is responsible for distributing temperature-controlled air evenly around your home. If there’s a clog in your ductwork, the areas connected to it may have noticeably warmer or cooler air than the rest of your home.

Small duct clogs are easy to deal with on a day-to-day basis, but large ones can create an uneven, uncomfortable home. This is not only an issue for people in the affected rooms, it also means that the air in those areas may be stagnant and more prone to low air quality issues. Plus, since air isn’t getting everywhere evenly, your thermostat may kick on more frequently to deal with the uneven temperatures, decreasing your overall energy efficiency.

Excess Dust

Dust is bad news for family members with sensitive lungs, and clogged ductwork can lead to an increased amount of airborne dust particles. If the cause of the clog is large amounts of dust, you may end up with more of those particles making their way into your home, especially if that clog hasn’t entirely sealed off the duct yet and is allowing some air through.

Buildup typically appears on the duct vent, as well as on items that are on the same level as the vent, like fans, high shelving, or any furniture that’s near the opening. If you notice greater than normal buildup, it may be time to get your ducts checked out.

If you think your home has clogged ducts, the experts at Air Doctor Services, Inc. can address the issue. Give us a call at 843-305-8824 to set up a consultation today.

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