Your home ductwork moves conditioned air throughout each room to maintain an equally comfortable environment no matter where you are. When there is a problem with the air ducts, it puts a strain on your air conditioning equipment and can reduce indoor air quality, causing an increase in utility bills and could potentially damaging your AC system. Payless Services HVAC & Refrigeration offers residential duct services in Air Duct Replacement Palo Alto, including new air duct installation and repair.
1. Old age of your home or ductwork – The maximum lifespan of ductwork is about 20-25 years. Although we would recommend consulting our Air Duct Replacement Palo Alto duct replacement specialists after 15 years because at that point usually repair costs go up and energy savings goes down.
2. The volume or frequency of repairs needed – We’ll determine exactly how much repair work your ducts need with air flow testing. With sensors and a little bit of air pressure, we can measure exactly how much air loss you’re experiencing in your ducts. Our Air Duct Replacement in Palo Alto duct repair specialists are happy to fix your ducts, but at some point duct replacement becomes the better financial choice.
3. Utility bills on the rise – As your ducts deteriorate, you’ll experience either heat-loss or air-loss which means your HVAC unit will have to work overtime to keep your thermostat happy.
4. Mold – Mold is one of the tell-tale signs that you should consult our duct replacement experts. Mold remediation can’t be 100% successful, so you’re best off replacing your ducts outright instead of inhaling those spores spread by your old ducts.
5. Improper design – Every now and then we come across an air duct system that isn’t optimally designed for energy savings. While these instances are rare, it might mean that you should turn to a professional next time.
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.