The crawlspace (area under a house) is a home inspector’s favorite place to inspect.
Crushed or disconnected heating/cooling ducts are discovered more often than you think in the crawlspace and can definitely affect heating/cooling performance inside the house.
Why does this happen?
Because the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Crawling 20 feet to get around a duct and then back 20 feet, isn’t an option for some.
The soft flexible heat ducts tempts people to take a shortcut.
Of course the stature and energy of people probably factors into the equation… and a decision must be made: Do I go over the top or under the duct?
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