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Do you have to change your ductwork when you change your HVAC system?

Do you have to change your ductwork when you change your HVAC system?

The ductwork will hold the hot or cold air it’s delivering inside it better. That translates to cooler or warmer air to your rooms, depending on which season it is. Your decision is whether you want to spend the extra money to change your ductwork out every time you change your HVAC system.

When is the best time to replace your air conditioning ducts?

The time to look into replacing your duct system is when you are replacing your air conditioning system. What’s The Cost? The cost of air conditioning duct replacement varies, based on the difficulty, but be prepared to add 40% to 60% on top of the equipment cost.

What happens when an air conditioner duct breaks?

This creates a real challenge when duct systems break down, leak or become undersized for today’s high efficient air-conditioning equipment. Like most bids in new construction, the contractor awards the job to the lowest bidder. Low bids rarely result in high quality material and workmanship.

Is it necessary to replace an attic air conditioner duct?

Replacing duct systems is a labor-intensive job under the worst working conditions. Attic temperatures can be about 130 degrees. The work area is a tight, confined space and it can be filled with fiberglass materials. Duct mechanics must be trained and skilled in air flow design and installation.

When do you need to change your ductwork?

Sometimes, modifications are necessary, such as replacing plenums and grilles with larger (or smaller) ones, adding vents, and using a different filter. Often, the solution to your static pressure and air flow problems is making some adjustments to the existing duct system.

What happens to air flow in ducts when size changes?

And that’s why our statement above, that the flow rate (in cubic feet per minute) of air entering the duct is equal to the flow rate of air leaving the duct. We have continuity! But what happens to the velocity?

Why does the AC stop blowing when I accelerate?

Once no longer accelerating, a/c begins cooling again. … read more hi I HAVE E350 PASSENGER VAN,AND HAVE SOME AC PROBLEM. HOT AIR blows WHEN at idle,BUT ONCE THE VAN MOVES COOL AIR START BLOWING.

Why is ductwork important in heating and cooling systems?

The duct system has a very important role to place in the cost, efficiency, and health of heating and cooling. Heating and air conditioning systems get all of the credit (and blame) for comfort and efficiency, but it’s the air ducts that serve as the circulation system.

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Ruth Doyle