The ducts and vents of your HVAC system are essential for the proper distribution and circulation of air around your home. They need to be in excellent shape to help maintain the temperature and air quality inside your house. However, as your HVAC ages, your vents will eventually deteriorate, and your system will require air duct replacement. Read on to learn about the signs that indicate it is time to change your air ducts.
Mold and mildew often thrive in dark and damp spaces. The inside of a damaged air duct creates this ideal environment, so it’s not uncommon to find traces of these fungi in an aging vent. If the duct connections deteriorate, there’s a chance that warm air will leak into a cold vent and cause condensation to form inside. Over time, mold and mildew spores may begin to germinate and grow on its inner walls.
Mold in the air can be a serious health hazard, as extensive exposure to spores can cause severe allergic reactions and respiratory problems, especially if the fungi species produce mycotoxins. So, if you smell any musty or earthy odors coming from your vents, get them checked by an HVAC contractor immediately. You may have to replace all your ducts depending on how extensive your mold and mildew problems are.
Uneven Cooling or Heating
Have you noticed that some rooms are colder or warmer than the other parts of your home? Faulty ductwork can be the reason for your problems. There may be holes in your vents where the cooled or heated air…