As much as we love sealing ducts with patented Aeroseal technology, ductwork is not always salvageable.
HVAC ducts have a maximum usable life of 20-25 years. After 15 years the ductwork starts to deteriorate significantly. If your ductwork is approaching either one of these milestones, we need to think seriously about replacing them.
Yes, replacing HVAC ductwork is a serious project. No, that’s never fun.
But if it’s time, it’s time. Replacing obsolete HVAC comes with the following benefits:
A deteriorating HVAC duct system is like a cut artery, bleeding money from your pocket in the form of extra energy expenditure. Heating and cooling constitutes the bulk of most home energy bills. You’re spending a fortune to condition that air … Don’t let it escape your home before you have the chance to enjoy it.
Homeowners who replace failing ductwork typically enjoy drastically reduced energy bills as they are able to maintain a more consistent temperature with less energy expenditure. Plus, putting less wear and tear on your HVAC saves you from having to make another expensive replacement.
Your home is your castle. It’s where you ought to be the most comfortable — to set the terms for your life. But living with a broken HVAC duct system is like being on a constant hamster wheel, chasing a comfortable temperature that never seems to be achieved.
By replacing your HVAC ductwork, you can achieve temperature consistency with minimal HVAC use. You can also eliminate the plague of “hot rooms” or “cold rooms” — rooms that don’t match the temperature of the rest of the house.
Studies have shown indoor air to be up to 5x dirtier than outdoor air. How counterintuitive is that? A dying HVAC duct system allows mold, allergens, bacteria, and other contaminants into your home, undermining the health of everyone insite.
New duct work comes with less contamination, meaning better air quality — less sneezing, fewer headaches, better respiratory health, and reduced allergies.
Even if you’re willing to live with an obsolete duct system, the next owner of your home probably won’t. If you expect to sell at any point in the future, you will have a hard time getting top dollar for a home with defunct HVAC ductwork. Potential buyers will leave for greener pastures, or — worse — make lowball offers.
Replacing your ductwork isn’t just an investment in your personal health and comfort — it’s an investment in the future resale value of your home.
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