If you live in the Nichols, GA area, you use your air conditioner most of the year. But right about now is when we all get a much-needed break from the heat. That makes the fall season a great time of year to do something about major problems within your HVAC system.
Collapsed and damaged ductwork deserve attention, so that you get more efficient heating and cooling and so that your system doesn’t need to work so hard to keep you comfortable. So how can you tell your ducts need replacement?
You’ve Got Rooms of the House that Never Get Cool
When parts of the home just won’t get cool enough (or warm enough), something is wrong. Often, it turns out that an uneven heating and cooling distribution is due to a bit of collapsed ductwork preventing air from moving into a part of the home. Not only does this cause discomfort—it also causes your air conditioner and heater to need to run for long periods of time, which means an increase in your bills.
It’s Got Decades of Wear
Ductwork typically will not start to deteriorate until at least 15-20 years. If your ducts have been around longer than this, though, it’s time to call in a technician to check out the situation. Excessive wear and tear means a higher chance that your ducts aren’t serving you the way they should.
There Are a Lot of Holes or Kinks
Sometimes, it’s not worth it to seal the ducts if your ductwork has way too many holes. It often makes more sense to replace the ducts entirely, gaining better efficiency with a completely restructured set of ducts.
You’ve Got Mold
Oh no! If the ducts start to develop mold—especially if you have fiberboard ducts where mold can seep into the materials—it’s definitely time for a new start. Ask your technician about recommendations for mold remediation and consider a different material for duct replacement.
Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. for quality work at a fair price in Nichols, GA.