Are parts of your home warmer than others, even when your air conditioner is running? Are your allergies acting up – even when you’re in your house? This can indicate your ductwork is not working correctly. Have your air ducts inspected by a professional when you schedule an appointment with our experts at Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. A trusted local source for air duct services, we can quickly and accurately repair or replace your ducts. We’ve helped residents throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties since 1993 get healthier indoor air through our repair services.
Because we’re locally owned and operated, we’re able to deliver a higher level of customer service than what you can get from national chains, and we stand behind our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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Signs Your Air Ducts Need To Be Replaced
Your ductwork plays an important role in your HVAC system. If your air ducts are not working properly, then your house cannot cool to the desired temperature. To make sure you replace your ducts when needed, watch for these symptoms:
- Your aging home is more than 50 years old.
- Your air ducts are leaking.
- There is a crack in your ductwork. You might notice this by increasing utility bills.
- Your home feels humid even when the air conditioner is running. This can lead to mold growth and can impact your indoor air quality.
The average lifespan of ductwork is about 15 years. Over time, seams, joints, and seals deteriorate and can cause ducts to become kinked or damaged. If you’re investing in routine HVAC maintenance, it’s good to ask your technician to inspect the ductwork every year to check for problems so you can replace it before it’s too late.
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Benefits of Timely Air Duct Repairs
When your ductwork starts to malfunction, it’s important to have it repaired as soon as possible to keep your house cool and comfortable. Some advantages of scheduling professional repairs promptly can include:
- Improved indoor air quality.
- Decreased allergy symptoms, as allergens will not be floating through the air.
- Consistent temperatures throughout the rooms in your property.
- Increased lifespan of your ductwork.
- Ability to repair an issue before it becomes a larger problem.
- Reduced energy bill costs.
Our Air Duct Repair & Replacement Services
If you’re like most homeowners, you rarely think about your HVAC ductwork because it’s out of sight and mind. Because of this, it’s not always easy to know when there’s a problem, which can lead to costly repairs down the road. And often, when there are glaring signs, they become the new normal after a few days, and we forget about getting it checked out.
So, let’s look at the most common signs that indicate you may need air duct repairs.
Increased Dust Around Air Vents
When performing your routine house cleaning, it’s a good idea to pay particular attention to your HVAC vents. If you notice an increased dust buildup, it either means you have a dirty HVAC filter or dirty ductwork. Not only does that dust and dirt spread through your house, but it can get into your HVAC system, causing it to malfunction.
Higher Than Average Energy Bills
It’s normal for you to experience a spike in your utility bills when you rely more on your air conditioner or heater during extreme temperatures. Still, if your bills are higher than what you’re used to, it could mean you have leaky ductwork, causing your system to expend more energy. If your heating or cooling bills are suddenly higher than average, call an HVAC technician to inspect your system to determine the problem.
Strange Noise Coming From the Ducts
If your HVAC system is making loud, unusual noises, it may be a loose part, or it could be a problem in your ductwork. Sometimes, damaged ducts cause your air conditioner to struggle to perform, causing it to wear out more quickly. Also, improperly installed ducts can be notoriously noisy, so call a professional for an inspection if your HVAC system is unusually loud.
Have you noticed that your once strong airflow from the vents has weakened or is non-existent? Leaks or blockages in the ducts can impede airflow, leading to reduced comfort and expensive HVAC repairs down the road.
Mold or Mildew Odors
Another sign that signals you need air duct repairs is when you smell moldy odors coming from your vents when you turn on your system. Depending on the outside temperature, moisture can build up in your ducts, which creates a breeding ground for mold. Once mold starts growing, it’s difficult to get rid of and can cause health problems, especially for residents that suffer from allergies.