Heating Repair Caused by Poorly Sized Ductwork

You probably haven’t considered how important your ductwork is for your heating system, whether it’s a gas furnace or a heat pump. The reason people often forget about ductwork is because most of the ducts remain out of sight, hidden in walls, floors, ceilings, and rooms you rarely enter. But if you have ductwork that suffers from maladies such as leaks, bad connections, or poor construction, it can have a large negative impact on your heater, possibly leading to it requiring repair.

Another problem with ductwork that can affect your heater: improper sizing. If the installers who put in your ducts in the first place picked the wrong size—either too large or too small—your heater will struggle. Here are some of the heating repairs that we often encounter because of poorly sized ductwork.

Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning is an excellent source for both fixing duct issues and providing heating repair in Chandler, AZ.

We can take care of your heating system, and we also specialize in duct cleaning and testing.

The effect of poorly sized ducts on your heater

If your ducts are too large, you’ll probably notice the issue right away, because the system will make noise from the restriction on the air flow. The reduced air flow from the constriction will build up pressure inside the ductwork.

If the ducts are too large for your heating system, they will cause low airflow, and this will result in uneven heating throughout your home, since the air will not reach all the vents.

Studies have shown that improper ductwork design can cause as much as a 60% loss in heating efficiency. This is not only bad news for your pocketbook, it’s also bad news for your heater, which will struggle to reach the temperature set for it and begin to degrade and age rapidly. This means more repairs to things such as motors, fan belts, and compressors. And it can also end up with a need for an early retirement for your heater and the expense of purchasing a new one.

You should never let any heating repair go without attention. Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning knows both your heater and your duct work: we can provide repairs for your heating system, and cleaning and sealing services to take care of your ducts. Give us a call for your heating repair in Chandler, AZ and let us take a look at your ductwork so we can advise you on what you should do. You can reach us 24/7.