When it comes to our HVAC systems, many people don’t even think about all of the components involved that keep our AC’s and heaters working effectively. Unless you have ductless HVAC, your Twin Falls and Jerome, ID system relies on clean and properly ventilated air ducts in order to supply your home with good, quality air and get the most out of your heating + air system. Unfortunately, our air ducts aren’t built to last forever and there will come a time when a repair or replacement service will be necessary. When this happens, MAGIC Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air will be here to take away the frustration and provide your home with the ultimate relief: properly functioning air ducts and an efficient HVAC system.
Want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your HVAC system? Give us a call and ask about our professional air conditioning and heater maintenance services.
What Factors Affect Air Ducts?
Our air ducts have a very important job. They transport air from our HVAC systems right into the vents of our homes. This is why it is so important that we pay attention to the quality of our ductwork. There are many contaminants that can get trapped within our ducts and then circulated throughout our homes. The most common contaminants found in air ducts include:
- Pet Dander
- Dust Mites
Signs It’s Time for Air Duct Replacement
When the issues are far beyond the surface level, it’s time to replace your air ducts. Some of the signs it’s time for air duct replacement include:
- Old Ducts: If your home is older than 50 years old, there’s a good chance your ducts need to be replaced. Over time, ducts wear down and can be susceptible to cracks.
- Asbestos: Many older homes have air ducts made with asbestos material. Of course, when these homes were constructed there was no knowledge of the harmful effects asbestos can have on our health. However, knowing what we know now, it’s recommended to have these ducts replaced as soon as possible.
- Cracks: While some cracks can be remedied with duct sealing, not all are that easily repairable. Severe cracks can lead to energy loss which can significantly increase energy bills. The best way to deal with cracks in your air ducts is to replace them completely.
- Mold: Homes that deal with a high level of moisture in the air are susceptible to mold growth. Add humidity to a minimally ventilated enclosed space, such as your air ducts, and you have a recipe for mold.
Another great way to catch harmful contaminants before they spread throughout your home is with clean air filters. Give us a call and ask about our air filter replacement service.
Call The Air Duct Magicians
Indoor air quality is known to be even worse than outdoor air quality. This is because we don’t have vast open spaces and wildlife to cleanse our air. Because of this, it’s increasingly important that we take control of the indoor air quality of our own homes. Factors such as dirty air ducts can have a negative impact on the lives of our heating + air systems as well as our own lives. We understand how frustrating it can be to keep with all the little elements that go into owning a home so MAGIC Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air is here to provide magical relief.