Modern ductwork is long-lasting and durable, but it wears out over time. You rely on your HVAC system's ducts to transport cool or warm air throughout your house, so you need to make sure that they're up to the task. If you hire an expert to inspect your ductwork, then this technician might tell you that your ductwork needs replacing. You might be reluctant to experience the inconvenience and expense of duct replacement, but you'll likely find the rewards and benefits of replacement to be worthwhile.
One common benefit of ductwork replacement is an increased efficiency in the operation of your HVAC system. Old ductwork can become cracked, dirty, and compromised, leading to your HVAC machinery having to work harder than necessary to heat or cool your home. Having fresh ductwork and insulation installed will help your heating and cooling system run as efficiently as possible.
Lower Energy Bills
The improved efficiency of your HVAC unit will likely lead to a noticeable decrease in electricity expenses. Since your machine doesn't have to work as hard as it did with the old ducts, it no longer has to use as much energy to overcome the leaks and poor airflow to warm or chill your interior.
Old ductwork can become partially blocked over time due to a buildup of dirt, grime, and dust. Replacing these clogged ducts can lead to increased airflow throughout your premises. Once you're using your brand-new ductwork, you may come to realize how much better and more evenly the air flows through your ducts now.
Blockages and debris buildup can lead to unbalanced heating and cooling in your home. If you have rooms in your house that feel warmer or cooler than other areas of your house, then old ductwork might be to blame. Having brand-new ducts installed in your home should lead to more consistent temperatures throughout your entire property.
Ideal Duct Sizes
If your current ductwork is too big or too small, then it might not be able to heat or cool your home as efficiently as it should. A competent technician will be able to fit your home with the right ductwork size that will help you get the most out of your HVAC equipment.
Higher Air Quality
Cracked, dirty ductwork can blow out poor-quality air throughout your entire house. Dirt and debris can cause just as many problems in the air as they can in the ductwork itself. Getting rid of your old ductwork and replacing it with new should lead to cleaner, healthier air coming through your vents.
Newly installed ductwork can lead to the presence of fewer allergens in the air, resulting in higher air quality in your home. Dust, mold, fungus, and other potential causes of allergies can flourish in old ductwork, making replacement worthwhile. After you've had your brand-new ductwork installed, you might notice yourself coughing and sneezing less than you did before the ductwork replacement.
Fewer Bad Smells
Debris and allergens caught in old ductwork can cause a bevy of bad smells to spread throughout your house when the air is on. You might also find yourself smelling stale odors from previously cooked meals and various household activities. This happens because your old ductwork might have poor airflow, leading to those smells coming out of your vents at unwelcome times. If you have your ductwork replaced, you won't have to deal with bad smells coming from the ducts.
Another negative factor you can reduce by replacing your ductwork is the amount of irritating noises your heating and cooling system makes. If your HVAC system is being overworked due to inefficient ductwork, it will run better and quieter after ductwork replacement. Old ductwork itself can also become noisy over time due to cracks and breaks forming in it and causing whistling and creaking sounds. Creaking joints and wheezing ducts will be a thing of the past after you've had your ductwork replaced.
Fewer Pests in Ducts
Mice and rodents are drawn to dark and dirty places like old ductwork. New ductwork will not be nearly as appealing to pests as old; it will also be free of the holes and cracks that might have developed in your old ducts. Nothing can keep all pests out of your home forever, but new ductwork can at least close one avenue of entry.
Lower HVAC Repair Frequency
If your ductwork is compromised or dirty, then your HVAC unit might experience more problems over time than normal. Clogged, cracked ductwork can cause your heating and cooling system to overwork itself, leading to more wear and tear over time. Replacing your ductwork will take some of the strain off of your HVAC and allow your ductwork to pull its full weight once again.
Higher Comfort Level
The improved airflow, air quality, and balance provided by new ductwork will lead to an overall greater comfort level in your home. You likely won't realize how uncomfortable your old ductwork was making your home until you experience the multiple improvements brought by new ductwork.
Greater Home Value
Whether you're planning to sell your home in the immediate future or are simply looking ahead, your property's value will benefit from ductwork replacement. Prospective buyers will appreciate the presence of new ducts in the house and the absence of the musty smells and clanky noises that can come from old ductwork. You may be able to get a higher price for your property with your new ductwork than you would have gotten had you kept the old ducts.
Peace of Mind
Even if you're not going to be selling your property within the next few years, you can still benefit mentally from having your ductwork replaced. If you've started to worry about the state of your ductwork, then you'll gain peace of mind by getting brand-new ducts.
Skilled Plumbing, Heating, and Air in Columbus
At Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros, we're capable of handling more than ductwork replacement for the people of Columbus, OH. You can count on us to repair, replace, or install your ductwork, but you can also trust us to take care of your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs. If you need heating and cooling installation, maintenance, or repair, you can rely on us to take care of your problem for you. We also work with water heaters, gas lines, toilets, sump pumps, and more. We're qualified to clean and repair drains, fix sewer equipment, repair septic tanks, and work on other similar equipment.
If we give you an estimate for your job, we won't charge you for it because we don't believe you should have to pay for a second opinion. We stand behind our work with a 5-star guarantee and offer our customers emergency services 24/7. Get in touch with us today if you need some help from the "Pros Who Knows."