Is Replacing Ductwork Worth It?

September 18, 2023
Is replacing ductwork worth it?

Every home in Cave Creek, AZ, requires a reliable heating and cooling system. Although most homeowners pay careful attention to their furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps, they tend to give far less thought to their HVAC air ducts. This system plays a critical role in moderating indoor temperatures. Unfortunately, as they age and structurally decline, ducts significantly decrease the efficiency of HVAC systems. Read on to find out why replacing HVAC ductwork is often worth the cost.

Get More for the Heating and Cooling Energy You’re Paying For

A recent study from the University of Florida found that aging air ducts that lose just 20% of conditioned air can make heaters and air conditioners work 50% harder. If your HVAC air ducts are riddled with air leaks, much of the heated and cooled air that you’re paying for is probably being deposited behind your drywall or in your basement.

Your Indoor Air Quality Will Improve

Your indoor air quality (IAQ) determines how healthy the air inside your home is. With air duct leaks, unfiltered air enters the air distribution system and bypasses the HVAC air filter entirely.

Sadly, this also forces heaters and air conditioners to work harder. The dirt, dust, hair, pollen, and dander present in unfiltered air gradually coat evaporator coils, thermocouples, and other sensitive, interior components. With leaky ducts, you’ll have to perform more frequent air filter changes, and you may have to contend with recurring breakdowns and repairs.

Your Heater and Air Conditioner Will Last Longer

Anything that limits stress on home heating and cooling equipment can extend its lifespan. Replacing old, leaky air ducts with brand new ducting will increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. This can reduce the likelihood of costly repairs and allow you to enjoy your current heater and air conditioner for much longer. Best of all, upgrading your air ducts when installing brand new heating and cooling equipment also gives HVAC technicians the chance to streamline your ducting as needed.

We proudly serve Cave Creek, AZ, and the surrounding communities. We offer cooling, heating, and indoor air quality services. We also provide HVAC ductwork installation, maintenance, and repairs. To schedule an appointment, contact Vent Masters today.

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