Knowing when to replace your air ducts, or ductwork, can get tricky since most of it is hidden behind the walls, ceilings, and floors of your home. A little detective work is necessary to steer you in the right direction.
Some clues that it might be time to replace your ductwork include the age of your ductwork, high energy bills, strange noises, and fluctuating temperatures.
When the time comes to install new ductwork, you can trust Air Duct Replacement Mountain View to get the job done right. We know how much you value your comfort here in Savannah, Hilton Head, and the surrounding areas, and we promise never to take shortcuts that might compromise the integrity of our work.
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Your air ducts distribute the warm or cool air from your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to every part of your home. On those hot, muggy days here in Savannah or Hilton Head, you want your air conditioner working at full capacity—a problem with your ductwork will leave your air conditioning unit struggling.
Leaks in your air ducts are the most common issue. Leaky ductwork can account for a 25 to 40 percent heating and cooling energy loss, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Imagine how much harder your system must work to compensate for that loss.
With every piece of HVAC equipment, there comes a time when replacement is cheaper and more practical than having to constantly fix it. Here are some signs your ductwork is ready for replacement:
The age of your ductwork—the ductwork in your home, depending on the material, will typically last between 10 and 20 years before it starts to deteriorate and fall apart. One of our professionals at Old Coast can inspect your ductwork to determine what shape it is in.
High energy bills—your heating and cooling equipment typically accounts for almost half your energy bill. A struggling HVAC system drives up your energy bills and poses the risk of a costly repair.
Strange noises—a constant rattling noise coming from your ductwork whenever your HVAC system turns
on tells you something is wrong and needs to be addressed.
Fluctuating temperatures—if some rooms or areas are constantly cooler or warmer than the rest of your home or business, that could be a sign there are leaks in your ductwork.
Our knowledgeable professionals at Air Duct Replacement Mountain View receive extensive training in the design and installation of ductwork. We take into account your HVAC equipment and load requirements to ensure your ductwork is properly sized.
We avoid long runs and sharp bends that could slow down your system. We accurately measure the number of return vents needed to get the best performance out of your system, and we tightly seal duct joints to minimize air leaks.
Improperly installed ductwork will quickly cause problems, from drafts to poor indoor air quality. It will stress out your HVAC equipment and create fluctuating room temperatures around your home or business. When you are ready to replace your ductwork, you can trust our NATE-certified team at Air Duct Replacement Mountain View to install your new ductwork the right way.
Air ducts get damaged from a number of factors such as age, poor design, and rodent damage.
Damaged duct work or air duct leaks affect the indoor environment in two main ways:
Cold air is lost before it effectively cools the indoor space. This makes your HVAC system work harder, using more energy and driving your utility bills up.