As your home or commercial building ages, the various components that make up the structure are going to gradually need replacement. One of those components is the ductwork for your air conditioning system. While this is something you don’t think about often, since it is typically out of sight, it will eventually need to be replaced.
This article will look at some general guidelines for the cost of AC duct replacement. Of course, each project is unique, so you’ll need to request a quote for an accurate price on the work you need to have completed. For that quote, get in touch with TAM A/C and Heat right away and we’ll be happy to help.
An Incredibly Wide Range
We know it isn’t a particularly satisfying answer, but the main takeaway from this article should be that the cost of your AC duct replacement will depend entirely on the specifics of your home. For some houses, this job could cost just $1,000 – or even less. With that said, some ductwork jobs will run up into the range of $5,000 and beyond. Of course, if you have a big house with a complex design, you can expect to spend a significant amount of money on the project.
When you do seek a quote for this work, it’s important to understand what you are being quoted by each potential contractor. Some in the industry will give you a price based on the number of ducts that need to be run, while others will offer quotes based on the total linear feet for the project. There isn’t a right or wrong, but you need to be sure to understand each quote so you can compare them properly when making your choice.
Is This a DIY Project?
You might be tempted to work on some of the duct replacements in your home on your own as a DIY project. After all, it’s tempting to save money on this kind of work and replacing duct lines seems like a relatively straightforward task. With that said, we would caution you to think carefully before doing this kind of work on your own. It might not be an intimidating project, but it is one that you want to get right the first time. According to Carrier, ductwork is used to transfer warm or cool air from the furnace or air handler to the air vents throughout your home.
Without the proper experience and knowledge in HVAC work, you may make a mistake that could cause trouble for your system as a whole. Even if you manage to not do damage in the process of completing the work, you may harm the efficiency of the system through the choices you make along the way. This is a case where spending the money necessary to work with a qualified professional is going to be well worth it in the end.
An Important Investment
While you don’t look at your AC ducts on a regular basis, and they probably rarely cross your mind, it’s important to keep this system working properly in your building. TAM A/C and Heat is the right partner for this project, and we’ll be sure you get a fair price on quality work when you trust us with the job. Thank you for taking the time to stop by!