Deciding if you should replace your home ductwork is challenging. There are many factors to acknowledge when determining how long your ducts will last. The age of the ductwork, the quality, and material of the vents, the ventilation in your house, or if you have pets in your home are all important to consider. Coastal Mechanical Contractors provides a comprehensive guide on when to replace your ductwork.
What’s the Importance of Healthy Ductwork?
Ductwork can become moldy, dusty, and compressed with time, leading to uncomfortable allergies and a case of sniffles. A faulty vent is the main culprit for dusty, moldy ducts; even a tiny tear in the duct’s lining can cause dust to collect inside, which will settle on everything in your house.
Improved Energy Efficiency
In addition to being less comfortable, a dirty system means you’re wasting money on energy bills. An HVAC system must work harder to overcome the resistance provided by air ducts that are clogged with dust and debris.
Ventilation Necessary for Healthy Homes
Duct leaks can cause serious problems, such as losing heated or cooled air from your home. A continuously leaking duct keeps your HVAC system from working efficiently and can contribute to air pollution.
Safety for Pets
Your home is a reflection of its inhabitants. So, when it’s clean and fuss-free, pets feel more secure. Healthy ductwork is less likely to become clogged and allows allergens to enter the home. That means fewer disruptions to your daily routine and secured from diseases.
Improvement in the Look of Your Home
Over time, your ducts can get dinged and dented, making them unsightly. You can improve the appearance of your home by simply replacing the ductwork in your attic or basement with insulated, stainless steel vents that are guaranteed for life! You’ll enjoy cleaner and more breathable air with a new and improved ventilation system. And you are less likely to suffer from breathing diseases.
Signs of When to Consider Replacement
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Inadequate airflow can come from a variety of causes. For example, cracks in your ductwork may allow air to escape but not let fresh air into the home. A duct that looks dirty or is located in an area with poor ventilation could also cause problems by emitting foul odors, causing dust and dirt to build up inside the vents.
An HVAC system requires ductwork to function correctly. If the ducts are worn out, cracked, or bent, air cannot enter and leave your home ideally. A leaky chimney can lead to further problems, such as losing heated or cooled air from your home. To fix a leak, you may have to replace the ductwork.
High Utility Bills
A dirty system means you’re wasting money on energy bills. An HVAC system must work harder to overcome the resistance provided by air ducts that are clogged with dust and debris.
Duct System Is Old
Even if your ductwork is in good condition, consider replacing it if it’s ancient. Older systems are more likely to have problems than newer systems – for example; older systems may not be able to keep up with the latest energy efficiency standards.
Duct System Is Dirty
If your home is full of dust and dirt, consider cleaning your ducts to improve the airflow in your home and keep it safe for future occupants. Dirty ductwork can also cause health issues for you and your family via allergens, mold, and bacteria.
If your home’s ventilation needs to be better, it might need help to function correctly. Poorly insulated walls incorrectly installed windows, or doors may restrict ventilation flow. A worn-out system incapable of staying warm or cool may also be easier to overheat, especially during the hot summer months.
Contact us Today!
Taking care of your own duct system problems is highly satisfying, when possible. But when you reach that critical point where the work requires greater expertise than your personal handiness, you can count on the experts at Coastal Mechanical Contractors, contact us now. We have comprehensive solutions to all your duct system needs.