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Signs You Need To Have Your Air Ducts Replaced

April 21, 2021

In the past, it was easy to see when air ducts needed replacing. We would start to notice an increase in our energy bills, and some of us might even feel a change in the quality of the air we breathe. 

This is no longer true. In recent years, there have been many advances in technology that make it harder for homeowners to detect when their ducts need replacement. Here’s what to keep an eye out for:

Dirt or Debris Collection

Dirt and debris accumulating on the registers of your air ducts is a sign that it’s time for a replacement. This accumulation can cause your heating and cooling system to work harder, which will lead to an increase in utility bills. A clogged air duct register also has the potential to trigger allergies or asthma symptoms due to the increased amount of dust particles that could be floating around your home.

Leaking Vents

If you notice that your vents are leaking water from the joints and seams, this is a clear indication that it’s time for an upgrade. The reason for leaking water from your vents is that the ducts are old and deteriorating, which can happen to any system. The longer you wait to replace your ducts, the more problems will arise, such as mold growth and poor air quality, so be sure to contact a professional if you notice these signs!

Critters Infestation in Your Vents

Air ducts in homes can become infested with critters like dust mites and rodents that will crawl through the system to find their way into other parts of your home. Once they’re there, they can spread allergens, aggravate asthma symptoms, and even carry diseases. The best thing to do is get an air duct replacement service from a professional who can handle it as soon as possible.

Mick’s Meets Your Maryland Needs

If you’re in need of duct replacement or have any heating or cooling issues, we are always just a phone call away. Available 24/7/365, your comfort is our top priority. Find out about the Heating and AC services we offer, or contact us today!