Big time air duct neglect

I’ve lived in my apartment for almost twenty years as well as have consistently been particularly conscientious about scheduling annual maintenance for my gas furnace as well as air conditioner, and every June, I call up the local Heating as well as A/C dealer as well as set up an appointment for a thorough inspection, tuning as well as cleaning. I call back in April to have the air conditioner inspected.  The specialist resolves any problems with wear as well as tear, as well as removes any buildup of contaminants. Because of this correct upkeep, I expect the heating as well as cooling plan to operate at peak capacity as well as efficiency. I suppose it will maintain a comfortable temperature as well as give a healthy home. I was both surprised as well as frustrated when the gas furnace failed to live up to demand last winter.  I noticed the heating plan was running for longer cycles as well as struggling to maintain an even, comfortable temperature. There were chilly pockets in many rooms, as well as the heated air had an unpleasant, musty smell. Whenever the gas furnace started up, my whole family would start coughing, sneezing as well as complain of headaches. There was genuinely an excessive amount of dust flying around. When I saw how high my quarterly energy bill was, I finally called for heating repair. The Heating as well as A/C specialist found no problems with the gas furnace. When he inspected the duct system, but, he discovered an scary accumulation of contaminants. There was dust, dirt, bugs, webs, decomposing rodents, as well as mold growth hidden within the ducts. The problems with the duct plan were responsible for our degraded air quality, diminished comfort as well as greater energy consumption. I was a bit miserable that the Heating as well as A/C specialist had never advocated service for the duct system. Since it’s nearly really concealed in the walls, ceilings as well as crawl spaces, I never thought of it.

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