Ducts are the pipe work located on the attic, basement, in between walls, or underneath the floor. They are part of your HVAC that often go unnoticed but play an important role of distributing hot or cold air evenly in the entire house. Like any other part of the HVAC, they are prone to wear and tear, so the question is when to consider ducts replacements.
Clogged Duct Pipes
This is an important question to consider before running a complete HVAC overhaul. Overtime the ducts build up debris which clogs the piping hence reducing the efficiency of air supply. Clogged ducts will always give a funny noise when transporting air or they may not emanate any air at all. A simple solution is to call a HVAC expert to assess your duct pipes for clogging and free them up. This way, you restore functionality without ripping up your entire house to install new AC piping.
Damaged Duct Pipes
It is always a wise idea to conduct regular checks of your duct piping to avoid them getting damaged. Ruined ducts mean complete replacement and this is where it begins to hurt financially. But even so, you can be nifty about the repair works and avoid burning depressions into your pockets.
Assess the level of damage and isolate the areas that are completely ruined. If it’s only one part of the piping system, replace only that part and you are good. But make sure you also test the entire pipe system to unearth any potential wear and tear that can escalate to fatality. Damaged ducts are the easiest to detect as the problem manifests in the form of leaks, complete air supply cutout or molding on walls, ceilings and floors. While conducting duct overhauls, make sure it’s a professional on the job to avoid future problems.
Ducts replacements are only relevant when the HVAC piping system is seriously damaged. Identify and repair the damaged parts to save money and make sure a professional does the repair job to prevent future problems. Follow GLM Heating and Air Conditioning Company for more articles on HVAC maintenance and repair.