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Yes, having your ductwork cleaned regularly is a great idea, however there may come a time when regular cleanings just aren’t enough, and you may have to investigate replacing your ductwork. But, on the bright side, you just might be surprised at the number of benefits new ductwork can bring to your home. AND…. Unlike other home improvement projects, custom ductwork does not have to disrupt your family schedule. Nowadays, there are many different designs, shapes, sizes, and costs. Consulting with an HVAC professional in your area beforehand can make the project seamless.
In the Geauga County, Ohio area, there are a lot of beautiful older homes with lots of character. The older ductwork in these homes may be a lot bulkier than it needs to be. Replacing with more efficient ductwork can free up valuable space, which can be very helpful in a remodel, freeing you up to move walls and raise ceilings allowing for a more open concept living space.
Although new ductwork will cost you money upfront, the better energy efficiency will save you on energy bills in the coming months. Since your HVAC system will no longer need to work as hard, you can expect a longer lifespan and fewer repairs on your system.
SIGNS YOU MAY NEED NEW DUCTWORK
It is not uncommon for a small amount of dust to come out of ductwork when the HVAC is running, but if you notice more than what you usually see, this could be an indication that your ductwork needs replacing. There is only so much Duct Cleaning can do and faulty ductwork can let dust from outside get into your home and make for an unhealthy and dirty environment.
If you notice a funny odor coming from the ductwork, that might be mold. Sometimes when warm and moist air travels through the cold ducts, especially in poorly insulated homes, it can result in condensation. This scenario may, unfortunately, turn into mold growth that might leak with condensation into your ceiling.
If you are hearing loud or unusual noises from your system, it’s possible that your ducts are just too small or imbalanced. This will cause excess strain on your HVAC system and drive your energy and maintenance costs up.
If one room doesn’t feel as warm or cold as it used to, this could be a sign that there is a leaky HVAC duct that is losing air and the efficiency to keep your home at an even temperature. Replacement ductwork would take care of this imbalance.
Some things are better left to the professionals and ductwork is one of those things. Get a professional to come to your home for a full inspection, they have the knowledge and experience as well as the proper tools that can diagnose ductwork issues. They will be able to tell you if you need a full replacement or if you can get by with some repairs to your current ductwork.
If you live in Chagrin Falls, Solon, Chardon, Aurora or the Bainbridge area, Call -Auburn Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning at 440-543-1777) or toll free 1-888-543-HEAT (4328). our professionally trained and NATE-certified technicians have been serving your HVAC needs in the Geauga County area for over 40 years.