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Do I Need Ductwork Replacement?

June 28, 2024

Many issues cause heating and cooling problems and ductwork is one of them. Problems like this may leave you wondering, “Do I need ductwork replacement?” Colair Inc. is here to explain everything you need to know about when to replace your air duct system.

Signs You Need Ductwork Replacement

Here are some of the common signs you should likely invest in new ductwork.

You Have Older Ductwork

Ductwork can last up to 25 years. However, that doesn’t mean it will always function at prime capacity before it reaches the end of its lifespan. Ductwork with leaks and corrosion won’t last for long, and older ductwork usually has both.

Your Utility Bill Spikes

If your energy bill suddenly increases and keeps rising month after month, the ductwork might need cleaning, at the very least. Dirt affects airflow. The system burns extra energy in a desperate attempt to cover for the reduced flow, which overwhelms it.

In this scenario, you eventually wind up paying more money on monthly utility bills than you would if you:

  • Booked regular ductwork cleaning sessions as recommended
  • Booked HVAC repairs quickly
  • Installed a new ductwork system

In a worst-case scenario, high energy bills may mean you’re dealing with unrepairable problems, which may necessitate a replacement.

You Hear Weird Noises Throughout the House

Faulty ductwork makes strange noises. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that’s just a sign of older ducts. It signifies that malfunctioning ducts are compromising your indoor air quality. Letting the noises continue eventually drags down your whole system, so get a replacement quickly.

Your House Temperature Fluctuates 

If you find yourself walking through hot and cold spots in your home, that’s another sign that you might need ductwork replacement. 

Your HVAC unit should consistently provide a stable temperature for every part of the house all year long. We often find leaks and gaps in the ducts when it doesn’t.

Get this checked immediately because the longer it goes on, the more likely it will wear down other parts of your HVAC unit. Then you’re not just looking at a ductwork replacement.

Your New HVAC Acts Like an Old HVAC

If you recently installed a new HVAC system that doesn’t work well, new ductwork might help. Even though ductwork plays a crucial role in an HVAC system, some companies don’t ensure that the ductwork is up to standard. Getting a replacement will upgrade the new HVAC’s performance. 

A lot of problems can affect air duct performance. A professional HVAC team with firsthand knowledge of how the South Texas climate affects ductwork and other HVAC parts can help.

Contact Colair Inc. for Ductwork Installation and More

Colair Inc. provides South Texas with professional HVAC services performed by highly trained technicians. We can handle your ductwork installation plus tell you the air duct replacement cost upfront to comply with our transparent pricing policy. If you’re wondering about a ductwork replacement, we know what to do.

Contact us soon at 956-203-0670 to learn more.

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