Month: April 2020

How To Know If You Need To Replace Your Air Duct System

People are installing an air conditioner in their house for cooling during summer. If the air conditioner is malfunctioning, the area where it is installed will either not get cooled or take a very long time for cooling. In these cases, the property owner should inspect the air conditioner properly, to find out what is the cause of the problem. 

Though there is no guarantee that the homeowner will be able to diagnose the problem accurately, it will help him assess the extent of the damage to the appliance. Also, the repair technician will usually ask the owner what are the problems faced so that he can diagnose the problem more accurately. It will also help the technician to get the right tools, spare parts to complete the repairs more quickly.

One of the main reasons why the air conditioner is broken is because there is a problem with the ducts. The air conditioner has ducts through which hot air enters the appliance, and cold air leaves the appliance. If the ducts are damaged or have holes, the air will leak reducing efficiency. 

In other cases, the ducts may be clogged with dust, dirt, mold, and mildew, which will adversely affect the airflow since less air will pass through. Also, energy will be wasted in cooling the dust, dirt. So it is also advisable to check if the airflow is less due to clogging, whether mold is being formed on the ducts and other parts of the appliance.

The Importance Of Air Duct Cleaners

Though some people would like to clean the air duct or themselves to save time, money, and privacy, there are many disadvantages to doing so. The air conditioning system is a fairly complex system, with new technology being used regularly. So unless the homeowner, is an experienced technician himself, he will not have the knowledge and tools to do the cleaning himself.

Additionally, inexperienced persons are more likely to make mistakes, causing further damage to the air conditioner

Though it will cost some time and money to hire an experienced contractor or expert for inspecting the air duct, it is usually the most cost-effective option in the long term. The professional is well trained, has inspected a large number of air conditioners, so he is familiar with most of the air duct-related problems. Hence he can give the best advice on cleaning, repairing, or replacing the air duct after completing the inspection of the air duct.

When To Decide If You Need To Clean Or Replace Your Air Duct System

Many property owners would like to find out whether they should only clean the air duct or replace them. The right answer depends on several factors, like the age of the air ducts, how well they have been maintained to date, the repairs required. If the air ducts are new, cleaning is usually sufficient. 

However, if the air duct requires repairs, or is a few years old, it is often cheaper to replace the air ducts, with the latest models available. Older air ducts will require frequent repairs, so the cost of repairs will be higher, while the newer air duct will typically be longer for a longer time.