Your air ducts may not produce the cooling for your home, but they do channel cool air from your air conditioner into the rooms of your home. And it’s a really important job. If you have problems with your ductwork, you can lose conditioned air before it ever has the chance to reach your home.
While ductwork can last for decades, eventually it will need to be replaced. The signs of your ductwork problems can sneak up on you because the pieces wear down so slowly over time. If you think you need ductwork replacement in Dallas, TX, give our team a call. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the signs that it’s time to replace your home’s ductwork.
It’s completely normal to hear some occasional rattling when temperatures change in your home. Your ductwork is made up of thin pieces of sheet metal that expand and contract. But you shouldn’t hear this rattling all the time. It should be occasional and it should be very faint. If rattling gets louder or more frequent, that’s a sign that your ductwork is loose.
Sometimes, ductwork can be repaired. Individual pieces of ductwork are connected at the seams using tape or other sealant. But there comes a time when you can no longer make repairs and you need to invest in completely new ductwork.
Lack of Cooling
If it never feels like your home gets quite as cool as you want it to, your ductwork may be to blame. Sure, it’s equally possible that something is wrong with your air conditioner. However, if an AC inspection determines that your air conditioner is in proper working order, then your ductwork may be allowing cold air to escape before it reaches your home.
Your ductwork can get the tiniest pinprick holes that allow airflow to escape. Duct seals can also wear down over time and lead to holes in the seams. Experts estimate that your energy costs can increase by up to 50% when you lose just 20% of your cool air because of ductwork problems.
If you see a significant increase in your energy bills, get your ductwork checked out. When cold air escapes, your air conditioner has to work harder to meet your indoor temperature expectations.
When you turn on your air conditioner, cooled air should distribute evenly to all the rooms of your home. If you have one room that is significantly warmer or cooler than other rooms, your ductwork may be to blame. Check to make sure that all of your air vents are open first. If that isn’t the problem, then give our team a call.
We can complete a ductwork inspection to determine if there is a problem. There may be a blockage or damage in one section of the ductwork that we can repair. But, if the damage is too extensive, then we may recommend a complete replacement.
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