Your ductwork’s condition is important since the air in your Fayetteville, North Carolina, home circulates through it several times a day. Along with regularly maintaining your HVAC system, you should check your ducts for leaks, mold, dust, and other trouble. If high utility bills and poor indoor air quality are problems in your home, these signs could suggest your home’s ductwork may need to be replaced or repaired.
Age of Ductwork
Particularly in older homes, ductwork might no longer be in good condition. Years of pressure from airflow, the effect of debris, and even pests or small animals, take their toll on the system. Ducts develop cracks and gaps and separation can occur at the seams.
If you do any home upgrades you might find the original duct system to be inefficient. This inefficiency could either be because they have deteriorated, or they might not be the right size based on the size of your home and your air conditioning needs. To conserve energy duct replacement would be warranted.
High Utility Bills
If your utility bills are noticeably high or you see a sudden increase in your utility expenses, you may need to replace your ductwork. Whether or not your ducts are old, there can be damage that causes air leaks and wasted energy.
Even well-designed ducts can develop openings, become disconnected, or collapse. If you discover any of these problems with your home’s ducts, and damage is extensive, replacing your ducts can boost your HVAC system’s heating and cooling efficiency. Your energy bills will be lower because your system will no longer have to work as hard to provide comfortable temperatures.
If your home has rooms or areas that are always too warm or too cold, your ducts may not be functioning properly with your HVAC system. Replacing your home’s ductwork can eliminate the urge to change your thermostat settings when you move from room to room in your home.
Bass Air Conditioning Company can install quality galvanized steel ducts designed to work with your home’s HVAC system. We also manufacture custom-built ductwork on-site. Contact us at (910) 672-8885 for more information or to schedule an inspection.
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