Duct System

Should I Upgrade My Old Duct System?

There is much more to a good heating and cooling system than just equipment.

Do you suffer from any of these common problems?

  • Rooms that are too hot
  • Rooms that are too cold
  • Air that is too dry in the winter
  • Air that is cool but clammy in the summer
  • Excessive dust
  • Allergy or asthma suffering
  • Unexplained musty odors
  • High utility bills

It’s possible that the cause of these problems may be the ducts in your home. If your duct system is at least 10 years old, then your ducts may be loose or damaged, allowing conditioned air to be pumped into unused space, thereby reducing the amount of air flowing throughout your home. 

Most duct systems can lose up to 40% of the heating or cooling energy put out by the furnace. heat pump or air conditioner. Homes with ducts in a basement may lose somewhat less, while other duct systems such as attic ducts may lose more. Duct leaks and improper duct sizing can affect the comfort level in your home by keeping some rooms cooler or warmer than others. Sealing your ducts can increase the ability of your hvac equipment to evenly heat and cool all of the rooms in your house.

Duct Systems Affect Health
Duct leaks can be harmful to your health because air leaks in the duct system may contain fumes from household and garden chemicals, insulation particles, mold and dust. These items can aggravate existing asthma and allergy problems. Why take the risk? Sealing your ducts can help you breathe easier by improving your indoor air quality, reducing the risk of pollutants and avoiding potential health problems.

Attributes of a New High Performance Duct System

  1. Tighter
  2. Better insulated
  3. Clean
  4. Efficiently handle higher airflow
  5. Balanced to deliver air  in proper proportions
  6. Engineered to solve internal room to room pressure imbalances
  7. Quieter
  8. Performance tested

Modern high efficiency systems are much more sensitive to bad ducts.
Have Great Works inspect your duct system and if necessary make improvements in order to receive the best energy savings. A bad duct system will minimize the performance of the new equipment.The air movement system is more powerful. If your old duct system is leaky, the higher pressures will accelerate duct leakage. If your old ducts are restricted or undersized the new blower will struggle to keep up, which will increase energy usage and your out of pocket expense.