Ductwork is an integral part of an air conditioning system. With excellent maintenance, ductwork can last 30 years or longer, but at some point, whether from age, damage or natural wear and tear, you may need to replace it. Raleigh Heating & Air specializes in sheet metal fabrication, so we can create custom ductwork for virtually any home; we also offer DuctMate products. With over 20 years of experience, Raleigh Heating & Air is the company to call for all your ductwork needs.
Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Ductwork
There are some typical signs that it may be time replace some, or all, of your ductwork:
- High energy bills – one of the most common signs that your ductwork is faulty is rising energy bills. This is due to significant air loss from cracks, holes and disconnections in your ductwork. When you lose cool air from faulty ductwork, your air conditioner has to make up for the loss, which makes it work harder. And anytime your AC has to work harder, it uses more energy.
- Noticeable dust and dirt blowing into your home – if you see dust and dirt blowing from your vents or noticing a significant build-up on your furniture and household belongings, this can indicate that particles are being drawn into your system from the outside through cracks and holes in your ductwork.
- Unpleasant odors – ductwork can be a great place for biological growths like mold and mildew. These contaminants need cool, dark and moist places to thrive, and ductwork can provide the perfect environment. If you smell a musty odor every time your AC cycles on, it could be an indication of mold or mildew growth in your ducts.
- Poor installation – if you have always struggled with your ductwork’s performance, and the metal or plastic of the ductwork is in good shape, you may be dealing with a poorly installed ductwork system that can cost money in monthly energy bills and compromise your comfort.
The ductwork in your home is the delivery system for your warm and cool air; if it is faulty in any way, it can affect your entire household. If it’s time for duct replacement in your Cary, NC home, call the experts you can rely on: Raleigh Heating & Air.