How often do you get your air ducts inspected? Air ductwork inspection time-to-time is necessary to ensure it delivers warm or cool air to every room in your Austin home. Do you know that troubles with air ducts can shorten your HVAC system’s life by forcing it to work harder? And this can make your home less comfortable!
A professional air duct company can take care of many problems, but a replacement is often simpler and less expensive.
Some of the most common signs for air duct replacement are old ducts, high utility bills, and poor indoor air quality.
The ductwork in most homes tends to last between 10 and 15 years before problems are found out. The ducts of more than 15 years old need to be replaced before major issues, such as gaps, pests, or even collapsed sections of ducts appear. In this way, you can prevent drafts or stuffy areas and ensure all parts of your home stay comfortable.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Holes or gaps in your ductwork let dust, pollen, and other pollutants avoid your HVAC system’s air filter and circulate through your home. It makes allergies and asthma symptoms worse and causes stuffy noses, irritated eyes, and other health problems. Mold and mildew can grow and spread through your ductwork and the rest of your home. It causes unpleasant smells and damage to your HVAC system. In the insulation and underneath your wallpaper, mold can even grow.
Faulty ductwork will be dysfunctional and lead to the loss of energy through leaks in your ductwork. As a result, your utility bills will keep going up. An HVAC professional air duct replacement provider can run a blower door test to find any problems and have your ductwork sealed to save energy. This will not be a long-term solution. However, air duct replacement will be a long-term solution and keep your power bills affordable. Call America Air Duct Cleaning Austin at 210-750-6810 today if you have further questions or would like to set up a consultation of an air duct replacement, vapor barrier installation, insulation service, etc.