Air Duct Replacement
Knowing when to replace your air ducts, or ductwork, can get tricky since most of it is hidden behind the walls, ceilings, and floors of your home. A little detective work is necessary to steer you in the right direction.
Some clues that it might be time to replace your ductwork include the age of your ductwork, high energy bills, strange noises, and fluctuating temperatures.
When the time comes to install new ductwork, you can trust Old Coast Heating & Cooling to get the job done right. We know how much you value your comfort here in Savannah, Hilton Head, and the surrounding areas, and we promise never to take shortcuts that might compromise the integrity of our work. If for any reason you are not 100 percent satisfied with the quality of our job, we will address the issue at no extra charge.
Our success is built on developing a lasting relationship with every customer. We value your business and work hard to keep it.
How Air Ducts Work
Your air ducts distribute the warm or cool air from your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to every part of your home. On those hot, muggy days here in Savannah or Hilton Head, you want your air conditioner working at full capacity—a problem with your ductwork will leave your air conditioning unit struggling.
Leaks in your air ducts are the most common issue. Leaky ductwork can account for a 25 to 40 percent heating and cooling energy loss, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Imagine how much harder your system must work to compensate for that loss.
Four Signs You Should Replace Your Ductwork
With every piece of HVAC equipment, there comes a time when replacement is cheaper and more practical than having to constantly fix it. Here are some signs your ductwork is ready for replacement:
- The age of your ductwork—the ductwork in your home, depending on the material, will typically last between 10 and 20 years before it starts to deteriorate and fall apart. One of our professionals at Old Coast can inspect your ductwork to determine what shape it is in.
- High energy bills—your heating and cooling equipment typically accounts for almost half your energy bill. A struggling HVAC system drives up your energy bills and poses the risk of a costly repair.
- Strange noises—a constant rattling noise coming from your ductwork whenever your HVAC system turns on tells you something is wrong and needs to be addressed.
- Fluctuating temperatures—if some rooms or areas are constantly cooler or warmer than the rest of your home or business, that could be a sign there are leaks in your ductwork.
Professional Air Duct Replacement
Our knowledgeable professionals at Old Coast receive extensive training in the design and installation of ductwork. We take into account your HVAC equipment and load requirements to ensure your ductwork is properly sized.
We avoid long runs and sharp bends that could slow down your system. We accurately measure the number of return vents needed to get the best performance out of your system, and we tightly seal duct joints to minimize air leaks.
Improperly installed ductwork will quickly cause problems, from drafts to poor indoor air quality. It will stress out your HVAC equipment and create fluctuating room temperatures around your home or business. When you are ready to replace your ductwork, you can trust our NATE-certified team at Old Coast to install your new ductwork the right way.
Air Duct Repairs and Maintenance
If you ever have an issue with your air ducts, call us right away to schedule an appointment. We can quickly diagnose and address the issue to help minimize the chances of a larger problem occurring with your HVAC system. We offer 24/7 emergency repair services so we can be there whenever you need us.
Preventative maintenance goes a long way toward helping your HVAC equipment run at peak performance. We recommend regularly changing your HVAC air filters at least every three months—and possibly more often if someone in your home has asthma or any type of respiratory condition.
Our Performance Club maintenance plans help offset the cost of inspections, tune-ups, repairs, and other service calls. These plans are tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget. You invested a lot of money in your air ducts, furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump. Allow us to maintain this equipment so you receive the best value from it.
Call Your Air Duct Experts at Old Coast
Your ductwork plays a vital role in getting the most out of your HVAC system. At Old Coast Heating & Cooling, we offer practical solutions to our customers in Savannah, GA, Hilton Head, SC, and the surrounding areas that will keep you comfortable for years to come. Call 912-250-7903 or request service online today to learn more about air duct replacement and whether it is time to replace your air ducts.