An HVAC unit’s ductwork is one of the most important and least visible components of the system. It can be tough to pinpoint the exact moment that a system’s ducts need to be replaced, but the team here at Clark’s Heating and Air has the following tips based on our decades of collective experience providing HVAC installation in Jefferson, GA and maintenance services.
An Inefficient System
A sizable portion of a structure’s energy consumption goes into operating its HVAC system. If you’ve noticed that your utility bills have been increasing while the power rates have stayed the same, your HVAC ductwork may be allowing climate-controlled air to escape into the attic, walls, or crawl space. Our team can quickly diagnose if this is the case so that you don’t waste any more money on unnecessarily high power bills.
Mold, Mildew and Dust
Damaged ducts can harbor moisture and contribute to the growth of mold and other biological contaminants inside the ducts themselves as well as throughout the attached structure. Faulty ductwork can also collect and transfer dust particles from one place to another. Our comprehensive HVAC services include maintaining, repairing, and replacing ductwork to prevent just these types of issues from occurring.
Extensive Duct Failure
A single section of damaged ductwork can be easily repaired, but widespread damage or collapse of large portions of a property’s ductwork definitely points to the need for complete replacement. Routine HVAC maintenance can help to head off serious duct problems, but a quick fix often isn’t a viable option if we discover extensive damage to the entire system.