While you probably don’t think too much about your home’s ductwork, it’s truly the unsung hero of your heating and cooling system. While some residential ductwork is made of fiberboard or fiberglass, there are potentially better choices for your Dagsboro, DE, home. Here are three benefits you can enjoy by converting your ductwork to aluminum or galvanized steel.

Safer Indoor Air Quality

Metal ductwork is better at resisting condensation and moisture, both of which can lead to microbial growth on and in your ducts. The presence of these potentially harmful growths will have a negative impact on your home’s indoor air quality. If you or someone in your home has allergies or asthma, preventing growth is essential.

It is important to note that even metal ductwork can accumulate moisture if it is not properly insulated. This typically is caused by a humid intake.

Metal Ductwork is Longer Lasting

Fiberglass or fiberboard ductwork incurs damage over time and eventually requires replacement. As debris gets into the ducts, it can puncture, which leads to repair costs. Aluminum and galvanized steel ductwork are both generally guaranteed to last as long as the buildings they serve.

Pests and wildlife can get into your home or attic and potentially damage fiberglass or fiberboard ductwork. This isn’t a problem with metal ductwork.

Improved Energy Efficiency

When you’re looking for ways to free up more money in your budget, improving energy efficiency should be at the top of the list. While there are plenty of benefits to installing an energy-efficient heat pump, dependable ductwork is equally as important.

Not only does damaged ductwork not work optimally, but it is also less efficient. The durability of metal ductwork increases long-term efficiency for this reason.

Since metal ductwork is harder to damage than fiberglass, it generally loses air only when the joint between two pieces is not properly sealed. At Custom Mechanical, we have installers well-versed in ensuring that metal ductwork fits the right way.

Our professional comfort specialists are ready to work with you to ensure you get the most out of your home’s heating and cooling system. Contact us at Custom Mechanical today to learn about our ductwork options and other installation and maintenance services.

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