Common Signs that Ductwork Needs to Be Repaired or Replaced

Common Signs that Ductwork Needs to Be Repaired or Replaced


For a number of reasons, you want to keep your home's ductwork in excellent condition. When ductwork isn't working properly, it becomes harder for your HVAC system to heat/cool your home, which can then cause an increase in energy bills. And old, neglected air ducts are more likely to be harboring a lot of potentially harmful bacteria and allergens, which may be circulated through your living spaces. At Tom's Heating & Air Conditioning, our local HVAC technicians are experts at ductwork repair and installation. We'll ensure that your air ducts are making it possible for your HVAC system to efficiently heat or cool your home. Our crew can accurately diagnose ductwork problems and then immediately get to work on addressing any issues that are identified.

Signs of Ductwork Trouble

There are various signs that suggest air ducts need to be repaired or replaced. Visible damage is one of the most obvious indications. In particular, plastic ductwork is known to become torn, which can cause serious problems with heating/cooling. If you can see that your ductwork is damaged---but you're unsure of the extent of that damage---our team can come by to conduct a thorough inspection. Another common reason that ductwork needs to be repaired/replaced is that it was incorrectly installed in the first place. Your air ducts may have been improperly installed if you're noticing hot/cold spots in your home. Uneven heating/cooling could be due to undersized ducts. With undersized ducts, you may also notice noisy airflow or whistling sounds.

If you suspect your ductwork is leaking air, you'll definitely want to have an HVAC technician conduct an inspection. One sign of a leaky duct is that, while running the AC, a particular room remains warm, even though other rooms are effectively cooling down. A spike in your energy bill is another sign that air is leaking. Also, as ductwork gets old, there's a greater chance that it will start leaking. Oftentimes, ductwork that is ten to fifteen years old will start wearing down to the point that problems arise.

Air Duct Repair and Installation in Bedford, VA

When you need ductwork repair in Bedford, VA, contact Tom's Heating & Air Conditioning at (540) 701-2729. Our nearby HVAC specialists can expertly resolve your home's heating and AC issues. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an inspection!


Toms Heating & Air Conditioning Blog
Posted: June 27, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ