The estimate for that job is quite severe and my wife and I certainly don’t have the money to pay for new ductwork now.
My wife and I have an older house, but we have never experienced problems with hot and cold spots in the house until just recently. The back bedroom where my wife has her office is usually very warm and cozy. A couple of days ago, it suddenly became a cold area. It seems like very little heat is coming to the room. There are no other problems around the house with cold and drafty spots. I thought the problem might be the ductwork, but I decided to call the heating company to get an expert opinion. A technician from the heating company agreed with my opinion. When he went into the attic to check on the ductwork above the bedroom, he found the problem. The sealing tape around the ductwork was no longer sticking to the metal and more than half of the air in the ductwork was escaping instead of answering that bedroom. The guy also found a couple of additional areas in the attic that needed to be repaired. The ductwork was In horrible shape and the heating technician suggested that it was time to think about replacing all of the sheet metal. The estimate for that job is quite severe and my wife and I certainly don’t have the money to pay for new ductwork now. We got a lot of the problem areas fixed including the area above the bedroom. The rest of the repairs will have to wait until my wife and I receive another stimulus payment from the government. We used the last one to fix the car. I guess the next one will fix the ductwork.