Indoor Air Quality
Duct Repair and Replacement
When it comes to heating or cooling your entire home, ducted HVAC systems are the way to go. They’re typically less expensive to install, and a nicely designed set of ducts allows for the efficient transfer of air to every room in the home. But, while ducts do stay out of sight and out of mind, they can fall into disrepair after several years. When that time comes, it can be a serious detriment to your HVAC system’s efficiency.
The answer is to have your ducts inspected and, if necessary, have them repaired or replaced. But that doesn’t mean calling up just anybody. Issues in the ductwork are hard to see; they require the tools of a professional just to find them. Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is an HVAC company you can rely on to do thorough repairs or replacements of your duct system.
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What Happens When Ducts Become Damaged?
It’s surprising but, yes, the quality of your ducts can degrade over time. Just because they’re tucked out of sight and away from people doesn’t mean they don’t receive their share of damage. While duct problems aren’t something you should expect to see in the first few years of owning an HVAC system, the effects of damage are enough to warrant annual inspection.
- Lowered Efficiency: It’s estimated that up to 30% of your energy can be lost through leaks in the ducts. That’s a decent chunk of money being lost! If the ducts are too far gone, duct replacement might be the best option.
- Worsened Indoor Air Quality: A duct leak or disconnect doesn’t just waste energy—the air pressure can pull in dust and dirt from the attic or crawl space and introduce it into your air circulation. This can contribute to aggravating allergies or asthma and even make your home dustier than usual.
- Uneven Heating and Cooling: With airflow being compromised, you can expect that some rooms will fail to receive proper heating and cooling. Not only does it ruin your comfort, but it forces the HVAC system to work harder and longer.
How Do Ducts Become Damaged?
Damage to the ducts is usually a slow and gradual process. Flexible ducts, for example, are far from indestructible. Pests can chew through them, and low-quality duct material can degrade much faster than expected. Likewise, the sealants used with metal ductwork can deteriorate over time.
A proper duct replacement done by a professional will last for several years. If you suspect your ducts have gone bad for any reason, let us know. For nearly 30 years, we at Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. have been helping residents of the Hickory, Catawba Valley, and Unifour areas with all of their HVAC needs. All of our work is backed by a 100% guarantee—and that’s not something we’re afraid to put in writing. We treat our customers and our own technicians like family, so don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help.
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