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Duct Repair and Sealing in the U.S.

Ductwork Won’t Last Forever

If you live in an older home, your air ducts may not be sufficient for modern high-efficiency HVAC systems. Ducts and their various pieces—seams, seals and joists—can start to break down around 15 years. They reach their maximum life span at about 20 to 25 years.

Ductwork can also expands and contracts through different temperatures. These changing conditions over the years can cause it to break loose and leak air. Leaks can increase your utility costs and lead to poor indoor air quality. Damaged ducts can also draw in and spread pollen, dust and other impurities.

Your attic, crawl space, garage or other noninsulated space may contain some of your ductwork. Moisture can collect during periods of high humidity, causing rust to eat through the metal.

An inefficient home can waste up to 30% of airflow through openings in your air ducts.

5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Ductwork

There are several other clues that could indicate ductwork may need to be replaced:

  1. Your ducts are older than 15 years.
  2. Your home is very dusty, or allergies are worse at home.
  3. You can’t control the temperature in certain rooms.
  4. You can see ducts that are damaged.
  5. You smell a bold musty scent when your HVAC system turns on.

Adding new ductwork can make your home cozier—and healthier—through precise temperature management and air quality. In addition, it can strengthen your furnace’s and air conditioner’s efficiency.

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Old, Leaky Ducts in the U.S. Could Cost You

Ductwork is a key part of your the U.S. home’s heating and air conditioning system. When it’s working properly, it provides ample comfort throughout your house.

An average home leaks 20 to 30 percent of its conditioned air because of poorly connected ducts and cracks in the ductwork. Air leaks can make your equipment work overtime and lead to bigger home energy costs.

There are a couple of indications that your home has underperforming ducts:

  1. Heating and cooling bills are increasing.
  2. Rooms have hot/cold spots.
  3. Ductwork runs through an uninsulated area, such as an attic, crawl space or garage.
  4. Your HVAC system is too noisy.

Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help when your home feels miserable.

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Loose, Uninsulated Ducts Can Increase Energy Bills

An inefficient home can waste up to 30 percent of airflow through its ductwork. Openings in your air ducts can expand further, reducing efficiency by as much as 20 percent.

Leaks could also draw in combustion gases such as carbon monoxide that are supposed to be discharged out of your home. Natural gas water heaters, clothes dryers and furnaces produce small amounts of CO during normal use.

Trust the Experts at the U.S. when you want duct repair. We can seal air ducts and insulate them too. This can keep you more comfortable and can even lower your energy costs. A sealed and insulated duct system is also essential when you’re installing a new HVAC system.

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