Duct Repair & Replacement
Your ductwork is just as important to the operation of your central air conditioning and heating system as the mechanical and electrical equipment within the system. A solid set of ducts allows air to flow in a direct route, straight to the rooms of your home. But most homes have some level of air leakage out of the ducts.
Leaky air ducts make you less comfortable. It costs more to run the air conditioning or heating system when the ducts have holes and cracks in them, and it wears down the AC and heating equipment as well. Sealing ductwork becomes necessary when leakage levels are unacceptable.
Common Ductwork Problems
Leaky air ducts are more common than you might think. Unfortunately, the ductwork is something that many HVAC technicians overlook when making a repair, so you might go years without knowing that your ducts are contributing to inefficiency in your home.
Make sure you work with qualified professionals who offer duct repair as part of their services. If we notice an issue within your ducts, we’ll let you know. So why would your ducts leak in the first place? Some of the most common ducting issues we see are listed below.
Sometimes, ductwork is not installed by a professional in the HVAC industry. A “handyman” or a beginner in the industry might not have the proper tools or know the proper methods for well–sealed air ducts. Major gaps at the joints throughout the ductwork is common with an amateur installation.
The ductwork should be designed to optimize airflow throughout the building and ensure that the system operates efficiently.
Wear and Tear with Time
Over time, pressure in the ducts may cause portions to pry open or collapse, and that’s when it’s time to call our team.
Should You Seal Your Ducts?
You may have to call in a professional to find out whether your ducts are leaky. Poor performance from an air conditioner or heater could have to do with the system itself, or it may mean that your air ducts are compromised. But you may be able to discern that the ductwork is the problem if you notice…
- High Energy Bills
You’re spending money to heat or cool a crawlspace in your home, which means the system runs for longer and uses more energy.
- Uneven Air Distribution
One portion of leaky ducts means that air may have trouble moving into that room only.
- Poor Air Quality
Leaky ducts may allow for a larger number of contaminants to enter your living space.
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Time and temperature are your HVAC worst enemies. Left on its own, your unit can have a significantly shorter lifespan resulting in costly and ill-timed repairs.
Trust Us with Your Air Conditioning Repair Needs
Time is of the essence when it comes to protecting your air conditioner from damage. Once you’ve identified that your air conditioner is having issues, don’t wait! Call Austin Air Conditioning Inc. right away, and we’ll take care of all of your air conditioning repair needs. The faster we can get to your air conditioner, the better we can protect it from whatever is causing problems. With our help, your air conditioner can last for many more summers to come. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert air conditioning technicians. We’ll make sure that your air conditioner is restored to proper operating condition.
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