I have always been legitimately conscientious about replacing the air filters in the furnace as well as a/c every month; I schedule professional service for the furnace in the fall as well as the cooling plan in the Spring.
I am not sure why I forgot about taking care of the ductwork.
I believe that because the pipes are hidden in the walls as well as ceiling, I just never considered the need for service. I was not happy when my furnace had trouble keeping the beach house sizzling last winterâ€¦ The heating plan seemed to be running non stop as well as yet the temperature was inconsistent from one room to anotherâ€¦ No matter how high I adjusted the control unit, the beach house felt chilly. The furnace is not that old as well as should have been able to handle the freezing weather. I also noticed that there seemed to be a lot of dust floating around, as well as my monthly energy bills were higher than normal. I finally hired an Heating, Ventilation and A/C supplier to check out my furnace. The supplier checked the heating plan as well as found that the problem was caused by the ductwork. There was a considerable buildup of contaminants in the pipes. The accumulation of dust, pet dander, pollen, mold growth as well as even dead rodents was blocking airflow through the pipes! Because the maximum amount of air was failing to reach the various rooms, it was forcing the furnace to run more often, work harder as well as use more energy. There was greater wear as well as tear on the furnace. The supplier gave a duct cleaning service using device that looked a lot care about an industrial vacuum cleaner.