Are you wondering if it’s time to replace the ductwork in your Hope Mills, North Carolina, home? While duct systems typically last a long time, they require replacement when certain issues develop. Here are three signs you should replace your ductwork right away:
Damaged or Tangled Ducts
Are your ducts damaged or tangled? If so, it’s time to replace them. The flexible plastic material commonly used in ductwork is vulnerable to damage, and rips, tears and tangles all prevent air from flowing freely into your home. Your HVAC system will continue to run even if damaged ducts prevent most of the conditioned air from reaching your home’s interior areas. As a result, it’ll drive up utility bills and strain your unit.
Airflow problems are sometimes a sign of duct issues. If you’re experiencing problems with airflow, first replace your filter and check your vents to make sure they’re open and clean. If your airflow issues persist, have your HVAC system professionally inspected.
Airflow problems can have a variety of causes, including leaky and dirty ducts. Therefore, you should let a professional inspect your duct system and get your home heating and cooling efficiently again.
Are your ducts more than 20 years old? If so, it’s time to look into replacing it. On average, ducts last about 15 years before developing issues. But with proper care and maintenance, it can last a few years longer.
Ductwork age also comes into play when you’re replacing your HVAC system. If you’re replacing a unit that you’ve had for over 20 years, it’s possible your new, more energy-efficient HVAC system won’t be compatible with your older ductwork.
Don’t stress about ductwork replacement or try to figure everything out on your own. Instead, call the trained professionals at Bass Air Conditioning Company by calling 910-778-1536. We’ll examine your HVAC system and ductwork and develop a plan that’s right for you.
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