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5 Signs There’s Something Wrong With Your Ductwork

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Unless you live in an industrial loft, you’re probably never seen the ducts in your Thibodaux or Houma area home. They’re built into your walls and under your floors or above your ceilings, out of sight and out of mind. So when they are damaged, it’s very hard to know. You could lose $100s each year in wasted energy because of leaks or blockages and not even realize it.

But as the old adage goes, forewarned is forearmed.

Be on the lookout for these five signs of duct damage in your home so you can avoid losing money (and comfort) to leaks and blockages in your air ducts.


Rattling & Whistling

AC MaintenanceWhen your ductwork makes noise, there are several potential culprits. Your HVAC unit may be producing greater air pressure than your ducts are equipped to handle, an issue that can be rectified with an HVAC tune-up. Rattling and whistling noises can also indicate leaks that need duct sealing or a breakage that requires repair.


Uneven Temperatures

When you have rooms that aren’t the same temperature, it’s a clear sign that you have a problem with your ductwork. To determine whether the problem is a blockage or a breakage, call Doug’s to perform an inspection. We’ll find the source of your problem and make a recommendation for how best to resolve the issue.


Low Air Flow

There are a variety of reasons why your air flow may be compromised. Your ducts may be blocked by debris; they may have cracks or tears allowing air to leak out; or your vents may be the wrong size to effectively deliver air to your space. The best way to determine what is causing your airflow problems is to have Doug’s inspect your HVAC system.


Old Age

If you live in an older home, there is a strong possibility that your ducts have become damaged over the years. Most older homes have rigid ductwork, which can expand and retract with seasonal changes. As the metal expands and retracts, the joints in your ductwork come loose, leading to leaks, uneven temperatures, strange noises, and more. Consider replacing your rigid ducts with flexible ducts to resolve the problem.


Dustiness & Mustiness

Duct Cleaning Before & AfterExcess dust in your home is a sign that your ducts have debris in them and need to be cleaned. Mustiness, on the other hand, can be caused by a need for duct cleaning but is more likely the result of cracks and tears allowing condensation to form inside your ducts. If the cracks aren’t repaired in a timely manner, it could lead to mold growth, which is not only expensive to remove but can be dangerous to your health and wellbeing.


Have You Seen The Signs Of Duct Damage In Your Home?

There’s no reason to lose money to damaged ducts and wasted energy. Call Doug’s for a complete HVAC duct evaluation if you’ve noticed any of these signs in your home. We’ll find the source of your problem and recommend a solution that’s tailored to your needs. (985) 222-2913

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Kendra Clements
Kendra Clements
20:08 22 Jun 21
The guys that serviced our old unit and installed our new ac system were great! The new system is so quiet and our house feels amazing now! I recommend them to anyone thats needs any ac services.
alicia knight
alicia knight
17:42 22 Jun 21
I was referred to Doug's by a friend, I was greeted on the phone by a very friendly receptionist who took all my info, all that was great. The problem is our technician who came to service my rental property. He was full of attitude, and not professional what so ever according to the tenant. He acted like he was inconvenienced to be making the service call. He called us with the recommendation and pricing, and when we said we would take care of the minor maintenance ourselves, he told our tenant "good luck, because we don't want to spend the money". Hopefully this technician, Samuel, isn't a reflection of Doug's. We all have jobs to do, and if you don't like your job, find a new one! I also left a message for the supervisor to give me a call back yesterday as soon as I found about this information, and have yet to receive a call back.
Lawrence J Mango-Kraemer
Lawrence J Mango-Kraemer
19:55 07 Jun 21
Just recently moved to Louisiana and I bought a gas stove. Unfortunately, the old owners had an electric one and I don’t know how to change electric outlets or gas line/valve stuff. So, to make a long story short the home is older and has fuses and breakers. So, for my own safety and comfort I contacted them. They were very responsive and were able to get me in the same day! When I googled an electrician Doug’s was the first one to pop up. I’m so glad that him and a team member came to my home and installed two new outlets with correct wiring for the gas stove and switched out the gas valve and knew where the shut off was. So, now I can go to sleep knowing it was done correctly and will not have any issues! So, thank you Doug’s!!!! I will definitely use them again if needed!
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