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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

How To Know If You Should Replace Your AC Ducts

by Jamie Shaw

Central air conditioning units rely on ductwork to circulate air throughout the home. There might come a time where you need to replace the ductwork so that your air conditioning unit can operate as efficiently as possible. It's easy to overlook your ductwork since it is not as visible as some other systems, but there might come a time where you need to replace your ductwork. 

Inadequate Air Flow

If you notice that your home has lower cooling power, it might be time to replace your ductwork. Oftentimes, low cooling power means that there is a leak that is preventing some of the chilled air from reaching the air registers where it will be released. However, you'll also want to inspect your AC unit because that is more often to blame than the ductwork itself. However, if you notice uneven cooling, the ductwork might need to be replaced.

Unusual Smells

When you notice a strange smell coming from your vents, you'll want to have them inspected. You might have smoldering electrical wires somewhere, which may eventually lead to a fire. You may also notice mold or mildew smells coming from your ducts. You could use a dehumidifier to attempt to reduce the humidity in your home. However, depending on how bad the mold and mildew is, it might be necessary to simply replace your ducts. 

Holes in the Air Ducts

If you ever notice holes or punctures in your air ducts, you should definitely consider replacing your ductwork. It might be difficult to see this damage since your ducts are mostly hidden from view. However, if you are performing home construction and you discover that your air ducts have holes in them, you'll need to be aware this will affect the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Poor Air Flow

When you do not have adequate airflow, this is another time to consider replacing your ducts. With this problem, rather than not being chilled, the air is simply not flowing to where it needs to go. Poor airflow can be a result of a portion of your ductwork becoming damaged or disconnected.

A Recommendation from an AC Technician

If you're not sure if you should have your air ducts replaced, contact air conditioner services in your area. They may provide ventilation services as well and might be able to replace your air ducts. They will also be able to identify if there are any defects in your HVAC system.