There are plenty of reasons why you might want to upgrade your HVAC system, especially the ductwork. If you aren’t satisfied with your current ductwork, don’t just deal with it — look into air duct replacement. Whether you want to trade in your window units for central AC, your air ducts are damaged beyond repair or you’re experiencing other problems, Big Mountain Heating & Air Conditioning can help out.
Best Reasons To Replace Air Ducts
Just like other parts of your home, your ductwork will start to break down with age. This can be further aggravated by a lack of maintenance, and it can cause inefficiency in the duct system that causes problems for your whole HVAC system. Some ducts can be fixed with just a few simple patches over the holes and leaks, but sometimes a repair isn’t enough.
You may need to replace your ductwork if:
- It’s over 15 years old
- You notice dust and other signs of poor indoor air quality, even after cleaning
- Your home has uneven heating and cooling
- Electric bills are abnormally high
- There is visible damage to ductwork
How Much Will It Cost?
Duct replacement is measured by how many linear feet of ductwork needs to be installed, which comes out to around $35 to $55 per foot. Also consider the number of vents that need to be replaced or installed, the overall size of your home and where the ducts will be installed.
The average cost of the entire job, including the materials and labor, is $1,000. Higher-end jobs can be as much as $3,500. When budgeting, plan for extra costs related to your specific HVAC system. To get a solid estimate of the cost, get a professional estimate from Big Mountain Heating & Air Conditioning.
Duct Replacement is Not a DIY Job
It’s tempting for savvy DIYers to attempt this project by themselves, but duct installation is a job that requires a lot of skill. Paying for professional duct installation from an experienced professional is worth the peace of mind you’ll have to know that the job was done correctly — without damaging your home. We recommend that you hire a professional not because we want your business, but because an improperly installed duct system can cause major damage to your whole HVAC system.
When it comes to the efficiency of your home, let the professionals at Big Mountain Heating & Air Conditioning ensure that the job is done correctly, without any hassle. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians.