When it comes to HVAC maintenance, air ducts are usually the last thing that homeowners think of. They are often forgotten about because they are out of sight and typically hidden when installed (out of sight, out of mind). However, clean air ducts are vital for your home’s ventilation and without them, your HVAC system would not be able to circulate air from one room to another. But since they are so hard to see when thinking about HVAC maintenance, you should ask yourself this important question: “Should I replace my ductwork?” And since you may not physically be able to see them and might be struggling to decide, this article goes over several signs that your ductwork needs to be replaced.
What is the Life Expectancy of Ductwork?
Over time, critical parts of an air duct such as seams, joints, and seals may deteriorate. These issues can cause bigger problems in your HVAC system overall and may result in costly energy bills and discomfort in your home due to the poor performance of your HVAC system.
As with all things, proper maintenance of your ductwork will prolong its life of it. If taken care of properly, air ducts can last upwards of 10 years. With that being said, if you take a minute to think and realize that it has been longer than 10 years since your ductwork was last replaced, it may be time to consider if new ductwork should be installed in your home.
Poor Air-Flow and Cooling Performance
A well-functioning HVAC system will maintain good airflow throughout the house. Air ducts play a crucial role in delivering good, clean, air to all the rooms in your home as well as in cooling your home. If you notice that your airflow has been diminishing or has been straining, it may be time to consider replacing your ductwork. A sign your system is working harder than it should is higher-than-normal utility bills! If your bills have shot up, your ductwork may be to blame.
Rather than be uncomfortable in your home and pay the consequences on your energy bills, contact a technician from Titan Air Solutions to take a look at your ductwork today. Summer is coming around in Fort Worth and we want you to enjoy these summer months from the comforts of your air-conditioned home!
Ductwork that is Damaged, Smelly, or Noisey
Similar to water pipes, ductwork cannot function efficiently when there are dents or holes in the system. Leaking air in your ductwork system can radically interfere with the overall effectiveness of your entire HVAC system. In addition to physical damage, a noisy ductwork system can be an indicator of a potential problem and is worth having a professional come out to assess the damage.
If you can see mold around your ductwork or smell foul odors when your system kicks on, you should call a professional immediately. Mold spores can cause serious health difficulties and can cause bigger problems in the future. Our team of professionals at Titan Air Solutions would be happy to come out and check for the indoor air quality in your home.
Fort Worth Residential Ductwork Replacement
Though it may not seem like much, ductwork is, in fact, not a “DIY” kind of job. At Titan Air Solutions we make it easy for our customers to hire a professional to perform the work. Our team of highly qualified technicians are experts in ductwork installation and are ready to serve you and those in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas at any time. Contact us today with your ductwork needs!