The ducts in your home distribute heated or cooled air from your heating or air conditioning system throughout your living space. However, because they’re hidden behind walls and ceilings, they’re easy to forget about: until you experience inconsistent indoor comfort levels, that is. Defective ductwork impacts your home in many ways, including the following:
When your HVAC system is working properly, you should have no trouble maintaining a consistent indoor temperature that meets the comfort level of everyone inside. However, there may be times when rooms feel too humid in the summer or too cold during the winter. This is usually a sign that you have faulty ductwork that requires an immediate inspection.
Damaged or improperly-installed ducts may allow heated or cooled air to escape before making its way through the vents. This will make cooling or heating systems work longer and harder to maintain comfortable temperatures. In addition to higher energy bills, they may become less efficient and have shorter lifespans.
Leaks in your HVAC ducts often enable dust, mold and other particles to find their way indoors. These allergens could lead to some of your family members experiencing symptoms of respiratory problems like asthma.
Is It Time to Replace Your Ducts?
Ductwork problems don’t necessarily mean a replacement is necessary. A licensed residential and commercial HVAC contractor can perform tests to help determine the best course of action. Repairs such as air duct sealing can help solve these issues, but in some cases, a replacement may be required if:
- The ducts are inadequately sized or designed
- The ducts have been damaged beyond repair
- The ducts are nearing or have already reached the end of their lifespan.
A duct system that’s well-designed and properly sealed can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient and safe. Get in touch with Acker Heating & Cooling for a quote to seal the ducts in your home and improve the performance of your HVAC system. Call (706) 715-2607 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.