Branching off from your heater and/or air conditioner in your home is a vital network of ducts that distribute conditioned air throughout the rooms and then draw it back into the system to re-circulate it. Although this ventilation network is a key part of keeping your home comfortable, it’s also easy to forget that it’s there at all, since almost all of the ducts remain hidden behind drywall and flooring. Just because you can’t see your ducts doesn’t mean they won’t develop problems that will requires sealing, repairs, or even replacements.
If you notice strange smells coming from the vents, detect a rise in your home’s humidity, notice a drop in heating or cooling power, or see an unexplained rise in your utility bills, you may have ductwork trouble that needs attention from indoor air quality specialists.
For duct replacement in Weston, MA, or other services for your HVAC system, contact the team that has helped the Metrowest Area since 1987: Basnett Plumbing & Heating.
The job of duct replacement
Small gaps or holes that permit air leaks in ducts usually only require repairs. In some cases, however, ductwork will need a full replacement. This is usually necessary if you have aging ducts that have developed heavy corrosion. Sometimes, ductwork can sustain damage because of construction, and in this case, the broken sections will also need replacement. Professionals will get access to the ducts in the walls, doing their best to cause no damage to other construction material, and detach the damaged ducts from the surrounding segments to put in the new section.
Duct replacement is sometimes necessary in order to install a new heater or air conditioner. A higher-powered system often requires larger or more extensive ducts than you currently have. To accommodate the new system, the duct replacement specialists will remove older ductwork and replace them with newer ones that can handle the change in the AC or heater. During this time, the ductwork specialists will also see that older duct material such as sheet metal is replaced with more flexible material.
You can’t delay when you need work of any kind on your ducts. Those old, leaking, or damaged ducts will place enormous pressure on your air conditioner or heater, making it work much harder to achieve its normal output. Your bills will skyrocket while your comfort dwindles, and the extra stress on the HVAC system will lead to more repair bills and a shortened lifespan for the system. The broken ducts will also risk reducing your indoor air quality, letting in excessive amounts of debris into the ventilation system and out into your home. When you need top-quality duct replacement in Weston, MA, call our team of duct replacement experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating.