Are you dealing with poor air quality in your home, or an inefficient heating
and air conditioning system? If so, the fault may not be with your heater
or air conditioner, but with your home’s duct network. When you
experience a duct problem, you’ll have two options: do you repair
the issue or replace your ducts completely? Here are some things you should
take into consideration when making this decision.
In general, you can expect the ducts in your house to last you between
10 and 15 years, and maybe even longer if you take good care of them and
your air conditioning system. But like every other component of your central
heating and air conditioning system, they’ll eventually grow old
and wear out. If your ducts are under this age, or still in pretty good
condition aside from the issue you’re facing, repairing them is
probably the ideal choice. However, if they’re constructed from
a non-metallic material or showing signs of significant wear, collapse,
or large gaps, you’re probably better off replacing them.
Ducts are often constructed from two different types of material: fiber
board and metal. Metal ducts are more durable, resistant to issues, and
easier to repair, but more expensive. Fiber board is lighter weight and
easier to insulate, but more prone to issues and are much more difficult
to clean. Fiber board also can’t be repaired as easily as metal.
If you have metal ducts, you may be able to repair the issue, but fiber
board ducts will more likely need replacement.
Type of Damage
If you’re experiencing poor air quality, it could be that the inside
of your ducts have accumulated a layer of dust, dirt, or even mold spores.
The damp nature of ducts can cause this issue, but fortunately you can
probably solve it by having your ducts cleaned by a professional Palm
Beach County duct cleaning service. This allows you to save money and
simply repair the ducts you have in your home. However, if part of your
ducts has collapsed, or an animal has eaten a hole into your duct system,
you probably need to replace at least that portion.
Schedule your duct cleaning or repair service or receive an estimate by
calling Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC today!