Are your energy bills on the rise? Does the air quality in your home seem to be suffering? If your home uses a forced-air distribution system then the ductwork works to remove air from the interior of your home, then heats or cools it and returns it back into your home. It doesn’t matter if the ductwork in your home is made of sheet metal or ducts that are flexible, they need to provide contaminate-free movement of heating and cooling. When there are issues with the ductwork in your home it will cause an inefficiency and inadequacy in energy performance and it may even lead to poor air quality. It is critical to have professionals install and then repair ductwork to maintain the integrity of the ducts.
How to Tell if Air Ducts Are Leaking, Blocked or Damaged
1. Air duct holes & cracks-The extent of the crack will determine if the duct should be repaired or replaced. Holes and cracks will cause issues with energy efficiency and can pull air from areas of the home that are not used, like crawlspaces or in between the walls. Cracks will cause more damage and bigger holes if they aren’t fixed. The problem with holes and cracks is they can go undetected for some time because of where ductwork is located. Unfortunately, the problem can become extensive before it can be repaired.
2. Connections that are loose– Ducts all link together within the system. These connections are tight-fitting to prevent outside air from getting in. This will also keep the conditioned air from going to parts of the home that don’t need it. A closed system is imperative for your heating and cooling system to work properly. If it doesn’t stay closed, it will need to use more energy than needed.
3. Ducts that are crushed or collapsed– There can be accidental damage to ductwork depending on where it’s located within the system. These ducts are not made to deal with weight and other forms of pressure. They can become crushed or damaged if they are handled roughly.
How Long Does Ductwork Last?
When your ductwork is having issues it can shorten the life of your HVAC system because it has to work harder and your home will also become uncomfortable. Professionals can take care of many problems, but a replacement may be easier and actually less expensive. Ductwork in most homes is designed to last for 10 to 15 years before any problems start. If the ducts in your home are more than 15 years old, you should consider replacement before you have any major issues pop up. Discuss your options with a professional to determine the best option.
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It’s a good idea to have your ductwork inspected if you think there are any problems. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can help you with inspections, repairs, replacements and new installations. We have experienced technicians to find any issues to save you money in the long run and keep your home healthy and safe. Contact us today!