Air Duct Replacement
HVAC ductwork has a vital role in making sure that your heating and cooling system works efficiently and provides adequate ventilation. The air ducts in your HVAC system primarily distributes treated air in various areas of your home. The process involves taking in return from different rooms and delivering it to the heating or cooling components of the system. Finally, the air ducts circulate treated air in a continuous and seamless cycle. Each part of your home’s HVAC system is important. If there are problems with your air ducts, it can lead to inefficient heating and cooling which might cause damage to your appliance. Another concern is that an inefficient ductwork will lead to wasted energy and higher energy bills.
HVAC system inefficiency is a common problem encountered by many homeowners. You will easily notice that your system is inefficient when you are not getting the right temperature even if the air conditioning is set on full blast. One of the first things you need to look into is your air ducts.
Common problems with ductwork which may require air duct replacement include:
- Air ducts are the wrong size. Perhaps you’ve made an upgrade on your home’s furnace or AC unit but failed to take in consideration if the existing ductwork is compatible with the new appliance. If the air ducts are either too big or too small, the system will be inefficient and it could damage your new furnace or AC unit. Anytime you install a new heating or cooling appliance, the contractor should check the ductwork and make adjustments if necessary.
- Misplaced vents. The ductwork vents are the exit point of heated or cooled air into different rooms inside your home. In some instances, vents may be located in incorrect locations. The ideal place for vents should be near windows and along exterior walls. With properly placed vents, you can control temperature easily.
- Problems with return air vents. The return vents collect cold or warm air from rooms and bring it to the furnace or AC unit for cooling and heating. Misplaced and clogged return vents will cause airflow issues where there is not enough air circulating through the system. The heating or cooling appliance will not be able to produce enough treated air to reach the desired indoor temperature.
- Leaks in air ducts. Leaks and tears are common issues encountered with air ducts. When the problem is severe, you may need air duct replacement but in most cases, a contractor can repair leaks and tears quite easily.
Why shouldn't I have my air ducts cleaned?
While cleaning your air ducts can sound like a great idea, we caution our customers about the negative effects of air duct cleaning and the greater cost to you as a homeowner.
1. Duct Cleaning can possibly damage ductwork.
2. Duct cleaning will not improve a poor duct design/installation.
3. Duct Cleaning Does not help with:
- Air Leaks
- Efficiency/Lowering Electric Costs
- Rodent Damage
- Preventing Viruses
While Temperature Solutions doesn’t recommend duct cleaning services, we can definitely help improve the air quality in your home. Click here to see our Indoor Air Quality products offering.