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Signs That Your Ductwork Needs To Be Replaced

hvac ductsAs you probably know, your ductwork system is responsible for circulating conditioned air through your home. Your ductwork needs to be in pristine condition to perform well.

Unfortunately, over time, various factors can damage your ductwork, causing it to develop problems such as air leaks, reduced efficiency, and poor HVAC performance. The factors that can damage your ducts include, among others, mechanical damage, corrosion, debris, and normal wear and tear.

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Signs You Need An HVAC Ductwork Replacement Jackson NJ

To avoid the problems caused by damaged ducts, you should hire a professional HVAC professional to inspect your ductwork system and carry out any necessary repairs, including replacing damaged ducts. With that in mind, here are signs that your ductwork needs a replacement.

Is Your Jackson Ductwork System Old?

The lifespan of a typical ductwork system ranges anywhere from 10 to 15 years. This means that if your ductwork system is between 10 and 15 years, you should get a qualified HVAC technician to replace it before it develops problems such as collapsed sections and gaps.

Damaged, Kinked, or Tangled Ducts

forced air heating and cooling systemOver time, your ductwork system will likely get worn down and damaged. For this reason, you should hire a certified HVAC contractor to inspect your ducts regularly for signs of damage, including tangled, damaged, and bent ducts. If you have damaged ducts, you should replace them as soon as possible.

HVAC System Installation: Airflow & Static Pressure

If you install a new HVAC system that doesn’t fit perfectly with your existing ductwork system, you are likely to notice airflow and static pressure problems in your house.

To solve these problems, you need to get an experienced HVAC contractor to modify your existing duct system. In particular, the technician may change the return or supply side of your HVAC system, add vents to your system, use a different filter, or replace grilles and plenums with smaller or larger ones.

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Do You Hear Strange Noises Coming From Your Ductwork?

If your ductwork system is producing strange noises, it may be either dirty or damaged. For instance, if you hear clamoring and rattling sounds, your ductwork system is likely not secured properly, meaning it is loose. On the other hand, if you hear a whistling sound, your ductwork system likely has air leaks and holes. Overall, strange noises are a sign that you need to replace your air ducts.

Problematic Ductwork Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality

respiratory problemsHoles and gaps in your ducts let particulate pollutants including allergens, pollen, and dust to bypass your unit’s air filter and circulate throughout your home, compromising your indoor air quality. Even worse, poor indoor air quality can cause myriad health problems including, among others, stuffy noses, allergies, asthma, and respiratory problems. At the same time, holes and gaps in your ducts can spread mold spores throughout your house, leading to a mold infestation. If you notice holes and gaps in your ductwork system, you should replace your ducts as soon as possible to avoid compromising your indoor air quality.

Uneven Temperatures Caused By HVAC Ducts

Airflow problems, uneven temperatures, and hot and cold spots can indicate obstructions, leaks, unbalanced supply/return flow and improper sizing. Therefore, depending on the specific type of problem, you may need to replace your ductwork system.

Incorrect HVAC Ductwork Installation

If your ductwork system is improperly installed or improperly sized, you may need to replace it. Replacing improperly sized ductwork is particularly crucial because it will lead to myriad HVAC problems. Some of these issues include a shorter system lifespan and higher energy bills.

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Conclusion

Some of the signs that your ductwork needs to be replaced include:

  • improperly installed and sized ductwork system
  • uneven temperatures throughout your house
  • strange noises from your ductwork system
  • poor indoor quality
  • damaged or tangled ducts
  • old ducts

If you notice any of these signs, you should call a qualified HVAC technician to replace your ductwork system as soon as possible.

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We currently offer the most competitive prices on our HVAC installations, tune-ups, and repairs. Moreover, at Point Bay Fuel, we make the satisfaction of our clients a top priority. Get in touch with our office now to schedule a free estimate.

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