I was hearing the air hiss every time the oil furnace turned on; There was less heat coming through the air vents, as well as I knew our oil furnace was running for longer periods of time! I told the Heating in addition to A/C supplier receptionist that I wanted someone to inspect our oil furnace as well as do a superb inspection of the air duct.
I was hoping I needed repairs to the oil furnace, although I was sure I was going to need to replace the air duct, then when the Heating in addition to A/C specialist was done with his inspection, he told me I had holes in that air duct that were so big, a small mouse could get through.
I cringed, thinking I had rats in the house. I asked if our air duct was absolutely that ratty, however he said there were no rats yet, however that was how giant some holes were! Most of our heat was escaping into the basement, as well as anywhere else where the holes were. He told me I had to replace the entire air duct system, which was going to be quite upscale. I didn’t even want to think about the cost. He explained how they now made a flex pipe air duct. It was stretchy as well as took up less room that the metal air duct. The cost was almost half of what it would be to make the metal air duct as well as it didn’t rust through. I liked the thought of flex pipe air duct, as well as asked when he could have it installed. He measured up the amount of flex pipe I would need as well as gave me a bid for the air duct as well as the installation, but although it was still wildly upscale, it was a lot cheaper than traditional metal air duct.