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How to Inspect your Duct System

How to Inspect your Duct System

Furnaces and air conditioners are the source for all the comfort your HVAC system provides but none of that warm or cool air goes where it’s supposed to without your duct system. Making sure that system is running properly is an important part of keeping your home energy efficient and not causing any issues with your health. While professional expertise is always welcome there are a few things you can do to assess your ducts.

Take a Deep Look

Keep an eye on your vents when your system turns on – if dust or other debris gets blown out you may have issues deeper in the ductwork that may need to be cleaned out. To be sure take a look with a flashlight to see if there’s any buildup. While you’re looking check for evidence of moisture or mold or any droppings that might be due to rodents or other pests. If you notice these issues you should contact a qualified duct cleaning service.

Find Leaks

Twenty to thirty percent of conditioned air gets lost before it reaches the end point through leaks in the system. Do a visual inspection of your ductwork to look for obvious holes and run your hand around duct connections to see if you can feel any air escaping from the system. You can use duct tape to seal off any holes or loose connections.

When in Doubt, Call a Pro

Through your inspections you may find a tangle or badly arranged ducts in your system. Do not attempt to fix them yourself but call in professionals who are familiar with that kind of work. Also, even after making some fixes yourself or even getting your ductwork cleaned you may have utility bills that are too high, or rooms that never seem comfortable or are difficult to heat or cool. In cases like that you’ll also need to call in an expert so they can assess your entire HVAC system. The problem may require a rerouting or professional sealing of your duct system in order to fix the issue and prevent it from occurring in the future.

Your duct system should never be neglected as it is a major player in keeping your home warm or cool. If you need professional assistance from HVAC professionals who specialize in maintenance, custom ductwork, and installation Twintech Heating and Cooling can help. Contact us today.

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by Rita, Scarborough on Twintech Heating and Cooling
We were so pleased with their service

When our old oil furnace finally broke down we decided it was time to finally convert to natural gas and finally install central air conditioning at the same time. Knowing it was going to be a significant investment for us, we wanted to make the right choice. Twintech came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. From the first contact with the salesperson, until the final touches on the installation, we were so pleased with their service. Everyone from the company was so friendly, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Best of all, the cost was very competitive. We would certainly recommend Twintech to anyone requiring HVAC work in their home.

by Bob S, Pickering on Twintech Heating and Cooling
We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean!

Mitch from Twintech came out for our annual furnace inspection. We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean. We were also very impressed with the thoroughness of the job he did. This is the 2nd job we’ve had Twintech do for us & have been very happy with the results for each. We highly recommend this company. Thank you, Mitch, Dave & Greg.

by Brent L on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Very happy with the end result!

Work was done on schedule, professionally, according to quote and with minimal inconvenience to building users. Very happy with the end result. The only area for improvement from my experience - need more timely quoting process.

by Karen on Twintech Heating and Cooling
They stand by their products and are a pleasure to deal with!

The team was great! Very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful. A few days after install the unit didn’t seem to be working, user error, but within minutes of contacting them..on a Saturday.. a tech was on the phone troubleshooting with us. I highly recommend Twintech for your cooling or heating needs. They stand by their products and a pleasure to deal with.

by Rob on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Within a couple of hours, we had a new unit up and running!

During the hottest week in the summer our old A/C decided to call it quits. I called Twintech Heating & Cooling after receiving a referral from a family member; came highly rated for being an honest, family-run business, who appreciates their customers. Dave was able to accommodate my hectic schedule and book a late evening appointment to walk through the specifics. Greg and Mitch arrived exactly on time a few days later, were very polite and friendly, and within a couple of hours had a new unit up and running. I also received a follow-up call to ensure we were happy with the Amana.

by Linda Robinson on Twintech Heating and Cooling
I'm so glad I decided to go with Twintech!

They were on time and very professional. I'm so glad I decided to go with Twintech, thanks!

by Famcam1953 on Twintech Heating and Cooling
What was promised, was delivered at a cost-effective price point.

Timely and appreciated - this was during the hottest days this year when our Air and Furnace way.
Efficient. Professional. No BS or overselling. What was promised, was delivered at a cost-effective price point.
Down to earth.

by DG Sellers on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors

Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors to the house for the installers to remove the old furnace and install a new furnace.
I also made recommendations of the tankless water heater that we had installed and items to address. We did not know they also installed tankless water heaters.

by Bill, Pickering on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Proud to support this local company

Price was not the cheapest nor the most expensive of my quotes. It's the quality of the installation that makes for a good AC system. The twins' knowledge & professionalism was evident in the small details:
Very clean work. Greg made sure that the refrigerant level & temperature were correct. They reinstall the insulation & vapor barrier around the wall. The outside electrical cords were secured to the wall. Proud to support this local company. Thank you.

by Taz on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean

Great team of guys came to do the work. Very professional. Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean. They answered any questions we had without hesitation. The air conditioner works great and is so quiet. I highly recommend them and they don't try to up-sell anything right from the start.