The ductwork in your Dayton-area home is an integral part of the HVAC system. The ducts distribute air to the living spaces in your home. Yet, the air ducts don’t always get the attention they deserve. If you’re experiencing high energy bills or poor indoor air quality, read on to see if you might benefit from having new ductwork in your home.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
One of the signs that you need new ductwork is poor indoor air quality. The air inside your home’s living spaces is pulled into the return grilles. This air is cleaned as it passes through one or more air filters. When your old ducts have gaps, holes, disconnections, and tears, other pollutants are drawn into the ducts that bypass the filters.
Noisy Air Ducts
HVAC systems will make some noise as part of normal operation. However, there are telltale signs of duct problems with certain noises. For example, if you hear rattling and clamoring from the ducts and air vents, it’s a sign of old and loose duct connections that have come apart. In this case, it may be time for new ductwork.
High Energy Bills
New ductwork that is designed and installed correctly saves you money by not losing air-conditioned airflow. If the design is correct, the proper amount of airflow will be sent to each room, resulting in good air balancing. Lastly, new ductwork won’t have air leaks and damage that old ducts often have.
Uneven Heating and Cooling
Poor duct design is a sign of old ducts that weren’t sized and installed correctly. When you consider the different sizes of rooms and layouts in a home, ductwork needs to be sized the right way to distribute air evenly. When ducts aren’t sized correctly, the result is often uneven heating and cooling. The only practical way to correct this problem is to install new ductwork that is sized to distribute air evenly through your home.
To see if your Dayton-area home needs new ductwork or duct repairs, contact the HVAC professionals at Detmer and Sons today for a ductwork inspection.