If I change my air conditioning equipment, do I need to change my duct work?
Not necessarily but leaking or improperly designed duct work can greatly affect energy efficiency and comfort. Today’s ultra-high efficiency systems can be more sensitive to duct issues. The department of energy estimates that the average home looses as much as 35% of its heating and cooling through leaking ducts. In fact, it has been our experience that a significant number of consumers with high energy bills find that their problems are due to duct leakage and not with their equipment.Without question, your ducts should be inspected and perhaps even leak tested to make sure you are getting optimum performance from your system.