If your ductwork is more than 15 years old, you should probably replace it. Ductwork has a maximum life span of 20 to 25 years. However, after 15 years, it begins to deteriorate, significantly reducing the efficiency of your HVAC system, so replacement is a smart decision.
- Maintenance Tips
Do the ducts need to be insulated?
Without proper duct insulation, you could be losing 10-30% of the energy used to heat or cool your home. A good level of duct insulation will prevent not only wasted energy, but also leaks, temperature fluctuations, and condensation.
How do I seal and insulate ductwork?
How to insulate ductwork
- Measure the ductwork.
- Measure and cut the insulation so that a small overlap remains.
- Make sure the fiberglass is facing inward into the ducts and the aluminum vapor barrier is facing outward.
- Staple and/or tape the sides of the insulation with pieces of aluminum foil, vapor barrier tape.
How do you fix a rusty register?
Try using white vinegar to remove rust in one of three ways: spray the rust with a solution of white vinegar and water in half, make a paste of white vinegar and salt, or soak heavily rusted registers in pure white vinegar overnight.
How do I prevent evaporator coil rusting?
How to prevent coil corrosion
Apply an anti-corrosion coating to the coil after cleaning it.
Install an air filter on the entire HVAC system to remove volatile organic compounds in the air. Flush the outdoor unit with a hose every month to limit the accumulation of potentially harmful debris.
How do I remove rust from an air conditioner drain pan?
Thoroughly clean and dry the drain pan, removing all water and rust. If necessary, use a hot air gun or hair dryer. Use sandpaper to remove as much rust as possible. Then, using a rust converter, coat any damaged areas and allow them to dry.
SDAC Heating & Air Conditioning can help you with any project, no matter whether it is installation of a new HVAC system efficiently routed ducts or a repair of a current system. You will always receive a sound advice on any case. Our specialist at SDAC Heating & Air Conditioning will examine the ducts in your San Diego County home to make sure there are no leaks that should be addressed to avoid any malfunction in future.
Any service is one using only high-quality parts and materials and we will always will stand behind all of our results. Our technician are equipped with a wealth of professional tools and are highly trained. Their professionalism, experience and friendliness will make any ductwork job go smoothly from the beginning to the end.