Did you know that your HVAC’s ductwork could be causing your electric bill to be much higher than it needs to be? In Louisville, KY, summertime is no time to put up with leaking, damaged or otherwise compromised ducts. Here a few signs of faulty ductwork that will let you know when it’s time to have your ducts repaired or replaced.

1. Your Ducts Are at Least 10 Years Old

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Ducts start to deteriorate after 10 top 15 years of use. You’ll definitely need to have them replaced when they surpass their lifespan.

2. Your Ducts Rattle or Whistle

If your ducts are rattling or whistling, they may be damaged or disjointed. You need to call your local Louisville, KY, HVAC professional to inspect your ductwork. The service technicians will likely administer a pressure test to see how well it holds pressure and recommend a solution.

3. Your Energy Bill Has Skyrocketed Over the Previous Year

Your ductwork may be allowing a lot of air to escape, making your air conditioner work extra hard, which costs you more money. A service technician can visually inspect your ductwork for signs of age, damage, disconnected parts, blockages, rodents and bug infestations. If needed, the service tech will install entirely new ductwork for you.

4. There Are Uneven Temperatures

If uneven temperatures is a new problem, your ductwork may have developed one of the aforementioned problems in the ducts that lead to specific rooms. But if certain rooms have always been much warmer in the summer and colder in the winter, your air conditioning system may have a balancing problem that needs to be corrected.

When your HVAC ductwork is in perfect working order, you save money. If you need your ducts checked or replaced, contact us at Birkhead Co. We always provide quality service for our customers.

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