Signs Your Ducts Need to Be Replaced or Repaired

Air ducts are pathways that are used to circulate air throughout a building or home. Regular maintenance and upkeep of these ducts are essential for you and your family. In this article, we will understand why that is the case. We will also discuss when you should get a new duct installation done and when repairing ducts will help optimize their performance.  


Why is it essential to maintain your ducts

It is essential to maintain your ducts to ensure that they are clean and free of debris, mold, and other contaminants. These pollutants can affect indoor air quality. Dirty or clogged ducts can also lead to reduced efficiency of your HVAC system and higher energy bills. Regular duct cleaning and maintenance can improve air quality and reduce energy. It can also reduce costs and extend the lifespan of your HVAC system.


Signs your ducts need to be replaced

Here are five signs that may indicate it’s time to replace your ducts:


Ducts have a lifespan of about 10-15 years. If your ducts are reaching or exceeding this age, they may need to be replaced.


Visible damage to the ducts, such as cracks, holes, or tears, can lead to air leaks and reduced efficiency. If the damage is extensive, replacing the ducts rather than repairing them is recommended.

Uneven temperatures

Are some rooms in your home significantly warmer or cooler than others? It could indicate that your ducts are leaking or not distributing air evenly. In this case, replacing the ducts may be necessary to improve the airflow and temperature consistency.

Poor indoor air quality

Do you notice dust, debris, or other contaminants coming out of your vents? It could indicate that your ducts are dirty and must be replaced or repaired.

High energy bills

Leaky or inefficient ducts can cause your HVAC system to use more energy. This means an increase in utility bills. If your energy bills are consistently high, it could be a sign that your ducts need to be replaced.


Signs your ducts need to be repaired

Here are five signs that show your ducts need to be repaired:

Poor airflow

If you notice weak or inconsistent airflow coming from your vents, it could mean that your ducts are clogged or damaged.

Unusual noises

If you hear strange noises from your HVAC system, it could be a sign that your ducts need repair.

Inflated power bills

Damaged ducts have to work overtime to fulfill the heating and cooling needs of the house. This leads to inflated power bills. It can be reduced by a service upgrade and repairs of your ducts.

Presence of dust or debris

An excessive amount of dust or debris coming from your vents can indicate that it needs a thorough cleaning and repair.

Moldy smell

Mold can accumulate inside your ducts, spreading this foul smell around your house. If your home smells funny, it could be time to get your air ducts checked and repaired.


Are you looking to get your ducts serviced or a new system installed? Contact Von Power today.