Indoor Air Quality
Duct Replacement in Los Angeles, CA by Air Classic
The average lifespan of ductwork is about 30 years. This seems like quite a long time, but if you have a home that is thirty years old or more, which is a strong possibility in our area, you may very well have ductwork that is the same age. While age isn’t the only factor to consider for replacing ductwork, it is a major one as metal ductwork in particular can begin to corrode. Plus, damage can ensue at any time. If you have had your ductwork repaired and sealed but are still having issues with it, it is probably time to call our experts and see what duct replacement can do for your home in Los Angeles. Since 1998, we have helped customers with our duct replacement service and we can help you, too.
Air Classic provides duct replacement throughout Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, CA.
Signs You Need Duct Replacement
Because your ductwork is behind walls, under floors and above ceilings, you can’t get a good look at it to see what kind of shape it’s in. As such, it’s important to be aware of some of the common signs that it may be time to replace it:
- Excessive humidity – does your home have a pervasive clammy feeling? This can be an indication that extra moisture is getting into your ductwork from the outside from holes, cracks and disconnections.
- Very poor energy efficiency – faulty ductwork can reduce your overall energy efficiency by up to 30%, making for large monthly energy bills.
- Ductwork is too damaged to be repaired – if upon inspection your ductwork is too damaged to be repaired, it will need to be replaced.
Can I Replace My Ductwork Myself?
Theoretically, yes, you can try to replace your own ductwork. The better question is: should you? And the answer is, unless you have expert training, no, you shouldn’t. Replacing ductwork isn’t just about throwing a new piece of ductwork into the space of the old one; replacement requires sizing and correct fabrication, just as new installation does. Poor installation is one of the top causes of ductwork issues, so let our experts handle your replacement.
How Did My Ductwork Become Damaged?
With ductwork being tucked behind walls, ceiling and under floors, you may be wondering: how did it become damaged in the first place? One common reason is corrosion. If any part of your ductwork has been exposed to water and begins to rust, the corrosion process is very hard to stop. Another common type of damage is collapsed ductwork. When ductwork collapses, it can be bent or dented beyond repair. Lastly, infestations, both animal and insect, can do quite a number on your ductwork, making it necessary to replace it.
We Offer Duct Replacement Services
When your ductwork can’t be repaired, it is time to replace it – and this is where the experts at Air Classic come in. Our pros will make sure your new ductwork blends seamlessly with your existing, healthy ductwork, ensuring that your system becomes more efficient and durable. Let us help you regain energy efficiency, indoor air quality and comfort with our professional ductwork repair services in Los Angeles.