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3 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Ductwork

September 1st, 2018 by Allison Frye

Thornton HVAC Ductwork

Whenever the weather conditions become unpredictable, this is where an HVAC system installed in your households becomes handy to control the temperature indoors whether it becomes too hot or cold. To make sure quality air circulates indoors, this is where the benefits of ductworks come in that aids in delivering hot and cold air when needed.

A duct is a tube in the HVAC system used in heating and air conditioning to help in delivering and removing air. Just like any other device in your household, there are instances that parts can malfunction. When your ductwork begins to have problems, it can affect the lifespan of your HVAC system and the indoor air quality as well so it should be addressed as soon as you can.

When you begin to notice these 3 problems with your ductwork, it’s high time that it needs replacement:

1. Increase in Utility Bills

One of the instances where you notice a sudden increase in your utility bills is when there are internal problems with your HVAC system, one of them being the loss of energy in the ductwork through leaks. With the example of increased energy bills, it worsens the problem not just because of the money increase but also the worsening of the HVAC system’s performance. When you experience this problem, have a professional come in to fix the leaks of the ductwork to help save energy. Another solution is to also have your ductworks replaced to avoid bigger problems with the increase in utility bills.

2. Bad Indoor Air Quality

One of the last things any resident would want to live with inside their households is poor indoor air quality. When there are holes in your ductwork this is where unwanted dirt such as dust and pollutants can come in and circulate indoors which can lead to health problems including asthma and allergies. Another problem with holes in the ductwork is the buildup of molds in the system which can cause weird smell in the air.

3. The Lifespan of the Ductwork

Just like the rest of your HVAC system, if your ductwork is about to reach its lifespan, that’s when your ductwork can experience lots of problems. In the instance when your device reaches its peak, it is better to have it replaced instead of spending money on repairs because it would be unsure if it will improve or not due to the lifespan. Take note that the lifespan of a ductwork is from 10-15 years so if you happen to notice that it exceeds these number of years, that is where the problem arises.

Every part of the HVAC system plays a vital role for it to operate well. It’s a complex machine that requires diligent and expert care. Regular maintenance would easily lessen the chances of these from happening for a fraction of what possible repairs would cost you. When these can’t be avoided, always contact your local technician whenever you experience the problems mentioned above. Call Thornton Heating at (847) 905-1608.