Are your utility bills on the rise? Is your indoor air quality less than satisfactory? Ductwork problems lead to energy inefficiency and inadequate performance, and possibly even poor indoor air quality. While professional ductwork installation and repair are both critical to maintaining the integrity of your ducts, there may come a time when it’s time to replace them. Local utility companies are also willing to assist you by offering a Duct Replacement Rebate.
Common Duct Problems
Cracks & Holes
Cracks and holes lead to energy efficiency problems, and can often bring in air from unoccupied areas of the home. Cracks often lead to further damage and larger holes when neglected. Because of the location of your ductwork, it can be difficult to detect issues with its operation until the problem has begun to take its toll.
Your ducts attach to each other with tight connections to keep outside air out and to keep your conditioned air in. But over time, your ducts may loosen. Your heating and cooling system depend upon a closed system, and without it, they might be forced to expend more electrical energy than necessary.
Depending on the location of your ducts, they may be more or less subject to accidental damage during other projects around the home. Ducts are not meant to withstand weight and other forms of physical pressure, and may become crushed or otherwise damaged if they are handled roughly.
Deteriorating Duct Runs
New Duct Runs