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Is It Time to Replace Your Ducts?

Without ductwork, the functionality of your HVAC system would be nonexistent. As long as your system is maintained appropriately, you may not have a problem with your ducts for decades. However at some point, whether it is from damage, natural wear and tear, critters in the attic, or even from age you might need to replace them.

The good news is, we offer professional ductwork services, including replacement. Sometimes just repairing ducts is not enough. This is particularly true if there are a number of holes, gaps, or bends in the ductwork. So what are some signs that it’s time to replace your system?

Higher Than Average Utility Bills

This is one of the most common signs that your ductwork has issues. A rise in your energy usage could very well be due to air loss from cracks, holes, or disconnections in your ductwork. When conditioned air gets wasted, your AC has to make up for the loss, which causes it to work harder. When an HVAC system works harder, it uses more energy.

Noticeable Debris in Your Home

When your ductwork is breached, then dust, dirt, and debris can enter your living space. So if you see dust and dirt blowing from your vents or even notice a buildup of dust on your furniture, the problem can certainly be the ducts.

Bad Odors

Since it is a cool and dark environment, your ductwork is actually the prime location for mold and mildew development. As a result, you may notice a musty smell throughout your home. Not only is this inconvenient, it is unhealthy for you and your family. Be sure that if you do notice this smell coming from your vents when you turn on your system that you don’t ignore it.

For quality duct replacement in Orinda, CA, contact Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. today.

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