The condition of your air ducts has a lot to do with indoor air quality. Ducts may be loaded with contaminants that are constantly blowing into your Fort Myers, FL home. If the ducts become rife with loose connections, your entire HVAC system may come down. Replacing leaky ducts can give you a healthier indoor environment and other benefits you might not have expected. Here’s how to know when it’s time to replace your ductwork:
- Your HVAC is always running, but your indoor air never achieves the thermostat setting.
- Utility bills are exceptionally high.
- Your ductwork is 15 years old or more.
- Your home is excessively dusty.
- Your ducts are leaking and your property has been damaged.
- Airflow from the vents is weak.
- You smell foul odors.
- Strange noises are coming from the vents.
Here are the benefits you’ll enjoy with ductwork replacement:
Lower Utility Bills
Damaged ductwork cannot be efficient. Leaks and air pressure drops will make your energy costs astronomical. Your equipment will overwork, so you’ll have to replace it sooner.
Consistent Indoor Comfort
Unobstructed ductwork helps your HVAC to maintain strong air flow. There is no loss of air pressure that causes uncomfortable indoor temperature variations. Changes in humidity are less likely, too. If you upgrade your HVAC, new ductwork will help you make the most of a new installation.
Healthy Indoor Air Quality
Ducts are generally located in the dirtiest areas of your home. When ducts develop leaks, toxic pollutants are able to penetrate your system. Once inside, microbes like viruses and bacteria can cause illness. Allergens like dander, mites, and dust can set off allergies and aggravate respiratory conditions.
Visit D & D Air Conditioning and Heating to learn more about improving indoor air quality with duct replacement. You can also call us directly at (239) 694-4849 if you have any questions.