The condition of the duct work is extremely crucial since it provides cool or warm air to each room in your Myrtle Beach home. Problems with your air ducts will force your HVAC system to work harder, which could shorten the life of your HVAC system and make your home uncomfortable to live in.
A professional HVAC contractor could handle most of your HVAC problems, but a ductwork replacement is often an affordable and simpler task. Some of the common signs that you need to replace your duct works are high utility bills, old ducts, and poor indoor air quality.
Old Duct work
In many homes, the duct work can last as long as 15 years old before problems arise. In case your ducts are older than 15 years old, you need to have them replaced before major problems like gaps, pests, or collapsed parts of the ducts start to appear. By doing so, you could prevent stuffy areas or drafts and make sure that every part of your house remains comfortable.
High Utility Bills
In case your utility bills keeps on increasing, your home may be losing a lot of energy through some leaks in the ductwork. An HVAC contractor could perform a blower door test to help determine issues. In case the leaks are tiny, you ask the expert to seal your duct work so you can save energy. If not, you should opt to have it replaced so your power bills are kept low.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Holes or gaps in the duct work will allow pollen, dust, and other pollutants go through the air filter and spread through your home. This will make asthma symptoms and allergies worse, plus, it results into irritated eyes, stuffy nose, and many other health problems. It could also circulate mold throughout your ductwork and the other parts of your house. This will cause unwanted smells as well as damage to your unit. Mold could even grow underneath the wallpaper and in insulation.
Call DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc. if you are looking to hire professional to help you with your ductwork or any HVAC-related problem.
DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc.
303 Main St
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582