I always took my home's heating and cooling system for granted. That is until I found myself battling one of the hottest days in years and my air conditioner simply refused to turn on. After contacting my local HVAC contractor, I learned that my cooling coils had frozen over from a lack of maintenance. He did get my AC back up and running that day, but he also helped me to look at my heating and cooling system in a whole new light. I have spent a lot of time over the last few years learning more about how to properly maintain my HVAC system and ultimately lower my energy costs. Today, I would like to share this knowledge with you so that I can help you to avoid some of the costly mistakes I have made in the past.
You might have thought about repairing or replacing your existing HVAC unit or some of its components, but you might have never really thought about replacing your home's duct work. However, these are a few signs that it might be time for you to do so.
Your Home Has Been Flooded
If your home has been flooded, you might be in the process of doing everything that you can to properly restore it. You might have already thought about replacing your flooring and repairing your walls, but one thing that you might not have thought about is installing new HVAC duct work. However, when your home was flooded, your HVAC duct work might have been filled with water. Now, it might be rusty, or there might be mold and mildew inside. Replacing your flooded duct work is yet another step that you can take as you work toward restoring your home to its pre-flooding condition.
You've Expanded Your Home
If you have recently expanded your home, then you might be hoping to replace your existing HVAC system with a unit that will be able to heat and cool the entire home, including the additional square footage. In the process, you may need to install additional duct work, too, so that you can install vents in the new rooms of your home.
Your Duct Work is Seriously Damaged
In some cases, duct work can become seriously damaged. Animals can destroy duct work from underneath the house, for example. An HVAC professional can take a look at your duct work to determine if it's in poor condition and can then help with replacing some or all of your duct work, depending on the extent of the damage.
Your Duct Work is Old
If your duct work has been in place for a very long time, there is a chance that there are problems with it that you don't know about. Additionally, your old duct work might be dirty, and it might be hard to thoroughly clean it. You may have to worry about your older duct work failing at some point in the near future, even if it hasn't already. Although you might not have to replace your old duct work right away, it might be something that you will want to start thinking about now. Then, in the near future, you may want to work with an HVAC company to replace and update your old duct work so that you can keep your HVAC unit running properly well into the future. Luckily, once you replace your old duct work, you shouldn't have to worry about replacing your new duct work again anytime soon.Share
2 October 2020