If it’s been a while since you had your ductwork installed, you’re probably wondering whether you may ever need to outright replace it, or if a simple repair would do you just fine. In fact, experts recommend you replace your ductwork every 15 years or so. This is because the materials of the ductwork deteriorate over time, and when this happens it greatly impacts the performance of your HVAC system, which can lead to a reduction in your indoor air quality.
While replacing your ductwork may seem like an expensive hassle, it is definitely worth it if your ductwork is on the older side. Our team at Ambient Edge can work with you on a price schedule that best fits your budget. Call us today at (888) 240-8283 to learn more.
Signs Your Ductwork Needs Replacing
If you’re not sure how old your ductwork is, don’t worry – it will give you signs when it’s time for a replacement. You may want to call a professional if you start to notice any of the following happenings to or within your ductwork.
Hot or Cold Spots
If you notice hot or cold spots throughout your home, this may be a sign that your ducts are not functioning as they should. These spots can be a sign of several different problems that can occur with your ductwork ranging from leaks or improper airflow to potential obstructions. Depending on the severity of the issue, if you notice any of these problems with your ductwork, then you may need to have it replaced.
One of the surest signs that something is not operating as well as it should is when it begins to make strange noises it never made before. If you notice sounds like rattling or clanking within your ductwork, this may be a sign that the ductwork is loose and not as well secured as it should be. If you hear a whistling sound, this is often a big clue that you have a leak somewhere in your ductwork, and you should have it patched immediately. Of course, several leaks may mean a repair is simply too little too late, and you’ll need to replace your ductwork.
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Over time, your ducts will naturally wear out and can suffer damage as a result. If you notice any holes, tears, or rips in your ductwork, or if you notice any sections that are hanging by a thread or are bent or tangled, these are all signs that you need to call in a professional right away to take a closer look.
Terrible Indoor Air Quality
Do you or someone you live with have chronic breathing issues from asthma, allergies or some other such respiratory condition? The culprit may be your ductwork. Damaged ducts can allow pollutants that should otherwise remain in the ductwork to escape, raining down dust, debris, and other chemicals (possibly even mold) – all substances you definitely should not be breathing in on a regular basis.
Soaring Utility Bills
Do you notice your utility bills continuing to climb every month, yet you’re barely home? It may not be the energy you’re using but the energy you actually don’t even realize you’re wasting. If your ducts are not working as well as they should be, this could cause your HVAC system to work overtime. And if that wasn’t bad enough, if your ductwork is damaging, then all that extra work is literally going out the window (or, rather, through the holes in your ductwork).
Replacing your ductwork may seem like a major inconvenience, both financially and in practice. But it could actually pay off ten-fold down the line when you see how much money you can save monthly on your utility bills.
Need Your Air Ducts Replaced? Call the Experts at Ambient Edge!
At Ambient Edge, HVAC is what we do. We have over two decades of experience repairing and replacing everything from furnaces and air conditioners, to ductwork and plumbing fixtures. We enjoy saving our customers money and helping them improve their quality of living by replacing fixtures and HVAC systems that just aren’t running the way they used to.
If you need your ductwork repaired or replaced, but you’re concerned about the price, give our team a call at (888) 240-8283. We’ll work out a payment plan that best suits your budget, and we can also discuss setting you up for a preventive maintenance schedule to ensure your equipment is running at 100% capacity, 100% of the time. This saves you money on repairs and replacements by allowing you to enjoy your HVAC system for its full predicted lifespan.
Call Ambient Edge and start saving money and enjoying a higher quality of life today!