How Old Are Your Ducts?
Ducts are typically sheet metal or flexible. Over the years your ducts can actually experience quite a lot of wear and tear. Typically, if you ducts are over 10 to 15 years old, they probably need to be replaced. Older ducts often have very poor insulation, may have asbestos as the insulation material, and they likely have rips and tears. Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20 percent.
Depending on the age of your home, your air ducts might be starting to fall apart on their own.
This is not what you want!
The following are warning signs that your ducts need to be replaced:
- Temperature variations from one room to the next
- Excessive humidity or mold growth
- Visual tears or cracks in ductwork in your attic or crawlspace
Replacing you ductwork with a new set of air ducts can:
- Significantly lower your home energy costs, making duct replacement well worth the investment.
- Improve comfort in your home
- Enhance indoor air quality
When You Should Have Your Ducts Checked?
If you are experiencing loss of heat or your HVAC system seems to be working harder than it should, we recommend having your ducts looked at. Give us a call today to schedule an evaluation of your ductwork! No matter how long your ducts have been in place or what type of maintenance you’ve had done on them in the past, we can provide any service they may need. We offer 24–hour repair service, and we understand that you don’t want to be living without heat or air conditioning for very long. That’s why we get the job done right while also making the repair as quickly as possible.  We serve all of Hampton Roads including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, South Chesapeake, Hampton, Suffolk, Newport News and Yorktown.
Old Ducts Lose Their Insulation
Leakage of The Old Ducts
I was so pleased with the results of my air duct cleaning. I don't have to dust my house nearly as often as before, and I breathe much better! I'd definitely recommend Air Duct Care to any of my family or friends.
I have two kids that suffer severe allergies. I called Air Duct Care to clean and sanitize my ductwork. The technicians were so informative and let me know that I could save money by using the $99 whole house sanitizing. Needless to say, my kids no longer suffer allergies at home.
I recently moved into my house, and noticed no matter how much I cleaned, I still had dust everywhere in my house. I called Air Duct Care and they explained that it is because my duct work has probably never been cleaned. After cleaning, I notice no more dust throughout my home. I was very pleased with the quality of work performed and how nice their technicians were. I would definitely recommend Air Duct Care to my family, friends, and neighbors!