At Cardwell HVAC, we know how important your HVAC system is to your home. When your HVAC system is installed correctly, it lets you control your living space’s heating and air conditioning from a central point. It also makes it possible for you to enjoy cool temperatures during the summer and warm your home during the winter.
Your HVAC system has many components that play a significant role in keeping the unit performing as it should. For example, the ductwork transports treated air throughout your home. It then takes untreated air from your home and returns it to your HVAC system. The air is cleaned and then recirculated throughout your home.
If your ductwork is not working correctly, it can lead to ineffective cooling or heating in your home. This can make your living space uncomfortable. Broken ductwork can lead to respiratory illnesses, unpleasant odors in your home, and increased energy bills. Our technicians at Cardwell HVAC stand ready to help you replace your ductwork when the time comes. Here are a few signs that your home needs new air ducts.
Your ductwork will begin to deteriorate with time. Joints and seals that are made from fiberglass will eventually weaken and malfunction. As your HVAC ductwork begins to deteriorate, your home will start to feel uncomfortable. You will also notice increased energy costs.
As a rule of thumb, your ductwork will need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years. In some cases, your air ducts may start to fall apart before they reach the end of their expected lifespan. For example, if you live in a coastal region, salt can damage your ductwork, causing corrosion and leaks.
Your HVAC system is designed to make some noise as it functions. However, if you start hearing strange sounds, like vibrations or rattling, this indicates that your HVAC duct system is not working as it should. You should have our professional technicians evaluate your ductwork and look for damage or clogs. We will advise you on if it is better to repair or replace your HVAC ductwork. Don’t ignore these noises, thinking that they are just a natural part of how your system works. They are warning signs that you need to take action.
Monitor Your Utility Bill
You know more or less how much you should be spending on utilities each month. However, if you notice that your energy bill is spiking up without explanation, this could indicate that your ductwork is damaged.
Sometimes, it is just that your ductwork is dirty, which will inhibit airflow. When this happens, your blowers need to pull additional energy to distribute the treated air throughout your home. This leads to an increased energy bill.
Leaks in your ductwork can lead to your system working overtime. If the leak is minimal, seal it. If the leak is large, you will want our professionals to help you replace the ductwork.
Decreased Air Quality
If you have gaps or holes in your ductwork, this could contribute to your family developing allergy symptoms or asthma. Spaces in your ductwork allow dust and pollutants to enter and circulate in your home. Gaps in your HVAC system can also lead to mold spores being spread throughout the house, making your home smell unpleasant. The first thing you should do is replace your air filter. If that doesn’t work, you may need to replace your entire ductwork to improve air quality.
Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home
Your HVAC system is designed to heat and cool your home evenly. However, when there are holes in your HVAC system, hot or cold air may not make it to certain rooms. Gaps in the ductwork may make it hard to enjoy consistent temperatures.
We pride ourselves on offering outstanding heating and air conditioning services. We have been leaders in this field for more than a decade. We offer 24/7 emergency availability and are experienced with all makes and models of HVAC systems. If you need heating and cooling systems, boilers, tankless water heaters, water heaters, or commercial services, we are who you should call.
You can trust us for heating and cooling maintenance, repairs, installations, and inspections. We pride ourselves on offering straightforward pricing and providing trained technicians who are highly experienced. We provide guarantees and warranties on our parts and labor. Let us show you why our services are sought after throughout New Jersey. Contact Cardwell HVAC today.