Duct Repair and Replacement
Having old or damaged ducts can end up costing you a lot of money. When damages happen and air is escaping from your ducts, your system has to work a lot harder to heat or cool your home. Also, when the damaged duct work happens to be underneath your home, you are carrying air from your crawl space into your living space. It is important for cost savings and the health of your home to have properly functioning air ducts.
How Air Ducts Get Damaged?
Depending on the age of your home, your air ducts might be starting to fall apart on their own. Older homes use sheet metal ducting held together with duct tape. Over time, the tape begins to fail and the ducts themselves deteriorate forming gaps and disconnected lines. Even if the home has newer flex ducts installed, these can be disconnected fairly easily as well. As contractors go in and out of your crawl space, these ducts get moved around and can come undone. Even worse, rodents can disconnect ducts or chew holes through them and create an unhealthy breathing environment, circulating contaminated air through your home.
When You Should Have Your Ducts Checked?
If you are experiencing loss of heat or your HVAC system seems to be working harder than it should, we recommend having your ducts looked at. It could be something as simple as reconnecting a line that has fallen apart, saving you money on your next heating bill. Give us a call today to schedule a free inspection and evaluation of your crawl space!