I found a hole in the ductwork above my bedroom

The interior temperatures in my bedroom are always warmer than the rest of the house.

  • The bedroom is located all the way on the other side of the house, a good distance from the heating and cooling machine.

Still, I should have plenty of air flow in the bedroom. It’s the only room in the whole house that has three AC air vents. When I noticed a major problem with the bedroom temperatures, I wanted to check to see if the issue was with the ductwork. When there are holes in the ductwork, air can escape into the attic instead of into the house where it is used to cool the place down. I bought a thermometer and I put it in my bedroom. I checked the air 3 days in a row and my bedroom was 7° warmer than the rest of the house on all three days. I realized there was some type of major problem and that’s when I decided to go into the attic to look at my heating and cooling components. I made sure it was dark in the attic when I started looking at the ductwork. It made it much easier to see any potential holes. When I got close to the area above my bedroom, I found the problem in the ductwork. One of the pieces of ductwork was not even connected to the rest of the ventilation system. Air was escaping and dust and dirt was entering the system through the hole. I grabbed some gray duct tape from the garage and carefully put the ductwork back.

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