Your ductwork plays a vital role when it comes to maintaining a refreshing indoor environment for your Charlotte, NC home. Under-performing ductwork can undermine your AC unit’s operation. Duct replacement corrects three common problems that interfere with your air conditioner’s efficiency and disrupt your comfort.

Incorrect Sizing

The Goldilocks principle of not too big, not too small, but just the right size is the perfect description of HVAC ductwork. Over-sized ductwork is an energy waste; under-sized ductwork creates airflow problems and noises during operation. Either scenario can occur when a homeowner replaces or installs a new cooling system. Duct replacement ensures that your ductwork matches your equipment for optimum performance.

Excessive Humidity

Leaky air ducts create a pressure imbalance in your AC system. This airflow disruption allows humidity to build up in your home during the summer. Excessive moisture levels provide a breeding ground where bacteria and invasive pests can thrive. HVAC ductwork replacement restores proper airflow and pressure, increasing efficiency and improving indoor air quality.

Leaky Ductwork

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that HVAC accounts for nearly 50 percent of your home’s utility expenses. With that kind of financial obligation, you want to make sure you’re not losing any energy dollars into thin air. Unfortunately, if you have leaky HVAC ductwork, you probably are.

As conditioned air travels through your ductwork, about 30 percent of it seeps out of the ductwork and into unconditioned space. This means three things:

  • You’re heating and cooling unused space.
  • Conditioned air struggles to reach rooms at the end of your duct network, leaving those rooms excessively hot.
  • You waste 30 cents out of every dollar, never to see it again.

Replacing your Charlotte, NC home’s ductwork eliminates all of these problems, saving you money and enhancing your family’s comfort. If you’re looking to improve your AC efficiency, check out why Roland Black Heating & Cooling is the HVAC contractor you should turn to for duct replacement or call (704) 865-1375.

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