Without ductwork, your HVAC system simply could not function. As long as your system is regularly maintained and cared for, your ducts have the potential to last for decades. However, at some point you may need a replacement. This is due to age, natural wear and tear, or even damage from outside forces. If you’ve had repairs done before, and yet notice any of the following problems, this is typically a sign that your ductwork is beyond repair and it’s time to replace some or all of your ducts.
Increased Energy Bills
Damaged ductwork allows for significant air loss from cracks, holes, and disconnections This means that you are losing cool air and causing your air conditioner to make up for the loss by working harder. When your AC system has to work harder, it uses more energy, which results in rising energy bills for you.
Visible Dust and Dirt in Your Home
Have you noticed dust and dirt blowing form your vents? Or perhaps you’ve seen a significant buildup of dust on your furniture and household belongings. This may be a sign that particles are being drawn into your system from the outside through faulty or damaged ductwork.
Your ductwork can provide the perfect breeding ground for biological growths such as mold and mildew, which need a cool, dark, and moist place to thrive. If you smell a foul or musty odor when your HVAC system cycles on, it could be a sign that you have this growth in your ducts. Ultraviolet lights can and have successfully been used to kill these microorganisms, but can only do so much for already existing mold.
If you have the above mentioned problems despite having repairs and maintenance done, the problem may be that your duct system was poorly installed to begin with. Don’t struggle with your ductwork’s performance, hire a professional to accurately replace your ducts.
For exceptional customer service and ductwork replacement in Rancho Mirage, CA, contact Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning today!