The opportunity to enjoy an elevated level of comfort in every room makes central air conditioning a popular cooling option. This is also true for residents in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. The key component of forced-air systems is ductwork, the hidden network of supply and return channels that runs through your home’s walls, floors, and ceilings. In situations where the ducts aren’t performing properly, duct replacement is a viable solution that offers three major benefits.
Because ducts operate under pressure, even a small leak can have a big impact on your monthly energy bills. Leaks, cracks, and loose connections pull outside air into your home and wastes the air that you need to condition your home. The impact that leaks have on air conditioning efficiency is exacerbated when ducts are worn, ill-fitting, or poorly positioned. When leaks become irreparable, an airtight replacement easily pays for itself through years of energy savings.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Drafts created by faulty ducts can draw allergens, pollutants, and moisture into your home as well, impacting your home’s indoor air quality. Every time your AC system cycles on, the contaminants can enter your living spaces. Throw moisture into the mix, and ductwork becomes a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Timely replacements and repairs can help everyone breathe cleaner and healthier air.
Leaky, contaminated or damaged ducts not only have a negative impact on air conditioning efficiency but also on the system’s performance. Inadequate airflow makes it hard to maintain ideal temperatures. Replacing damaged ducts, increasing their size or adding a duct in a key location can help keep everyone comfortable, provided that you follow EPA recommendations and hire a qualified professional to do the job.
At AC State Air, we have the equipment, experience, and expertise it takes to optimize ductwork for peak efficiency. To learn more about how new ducts can enhance your comfort at home, explore our duct replacement services or call 210-653-5900 today.