Heat and Air Duct Repair
The proper installation and maintenance of your ductwork, ventilation, and vent piping directly impacts your indoor air quality and the lifespan of your HVAC system. Clean, unobstructed, well-maintained ducts allow for easier airflow, increased ventilation, lower energy costs, and improved air quality.
When your ducts are dirty, it can clog your filtration system and block ventilation. This means your HVAC system has to work harder to heat and cool your home. It also means allergens, contaminants, and other particles are more likely to be blown into the air you and your family are breathing. One Call Service is ready to help you repair and maintain your ductwork and increase the overall efficiency of your HVAC systems.
Whether you have attic or crawlspace ducts, our highly-trained technicians are ready to provide the service you need to keep your home temperate and comfortable.
Signs That Your Ductwork Needs Repair
Ducts are usually made from sheet metal and they are designed to last about twenty to twenty five years on average. At some point, your ducts will be damaged. Age, the elements, and natural wear and tear take their toll over time.
As with most things, the sooner you notice and address issues with your ducts, the less expensive and time-consuming it will be to repair them. This is especially true for your ducts because when they aren’t functioning properly it’s not just the cost of repairs you have to factor in, but the cost of increased energy bills as well.
When your ducts are damaged, you’ll notice a significant drop in your comfort levels. You may feel hot or cold spots or have more difficulty breathing.
If you notice any of the following signs, contact One Call Service to schedule a free ductwork inspection:
High Energy Bills
Hot and Cold Spots
Abnormally Dusty Home
Almost every HVAC system makes some noise when it turns on or off, but the sound should not be annoying or incredibly noticeable. Rattling sounds can be an indication that your ductwork is vibrating too much, which can mean it has been knocked loose or isn’t properly secured.
When Ductwork is damaged, you often hear whistling and rattling noises. This can also be caused by holes in the ductwork–the noise occurs as air circulates through the ducts, much like the noise made when you blow over the mouthpiece in a glass bottle.
If you notice abnormal noise levels, contact One Call Service as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse–and more expensive–the damage will be.
High Energy Bills
While it’s common for some air to escape from your ducts, more than 20% of the air escaping will show up on your energy bill very quickly. When you set your thermostat to a certain temperature but your ducts are damaged, your HVAC system has to work harder to reach that temperature. This means that it uses more energy and runs for longer, both of which add to your energy bill.
The more inefficient your HVAC system, the higher your energy bills will be. If you notice a sudden spike in your energy bills and you haven’t recently changed your consumption habits or installed new electronics, the cause is likely leaky ductwork.
Hot and Cold Spots
When you’re in need of duct repair, uneven heating and cooling are often one of the first signs. If certain rooms in your home are significantly colder or warmer than others, this can be a sign of faulty ductwork that isn’t able to properly distribute air.
When you have a duct leak, air escapes through the leak instead of making it to your vents. This means certain areas or rooms will be warmer or cooler than others. If you have cold spots or hot spots in your home, contact One Call Service immediately because this is usually a sign of significant duct leakage.
Abnormally Dusty Home
Dust is inevitable. But if you find it almost impossible to get rid of dust, or you find a layer of dust building just days after you last cleaned, you likely have an issue with your ductwork. When your ducts have holes or leaks, outside dust can get into the airways and then be blown into your home through the vents.
If you don’t see visual evidence (and you may not if you clean pretty regularly), you may still experience other symptoms like sneezing and other allergy symptoms. If you have asthma or another respiratory disease, this can pose a serious health hazard. Even if you’re usually healthy, breathing in copious amounts of dust can seriously damage your lungs. As soon as you notice excess dust, contact One Call Service for a free inspection and estimate.
Poorly connected and poorly insulated ducts are a breeding ground for mold and mildew. When warm air travels through cold ducts (or vice versa) condensation forms. If this condensation seeps into the ductwork through cracks in the joints or other holes, it can pool and grow mold and mildew.
Over the weeks and months, the mold and mildew will continue to spread, and eventually, as air blows over it, the musty smell will reach your home through the vents. While the smell is dusty, musty, and unpleasant, mold and mildew can cause larger health problems. Mold and mildew can trigger asthma and allergies, make it difficult to breathe, and–in drastic cases–cause serious illness.
As soon as you suspect mold or mildew, contact One Call Service to have your ductwork inspected and cleaned.
HVAC Duct Work Repair Near Me
Whether we’re repairing duct work under the house or in the attic, One Call Service is ready to help you tackle the job and improve your home’s air quality, comfort, and energy efficiency! Our HVAC duct repair technicians are highly-knowledgeable, highly-trained, and EPA certified, so you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands.