If the air ducts in your home are dirty and dusty, it’s a sure bet that your HVAC system is not operating at full capacity. Accumulated dirt and dust in the ductwork will force your AC and furnace to work harder to be able to blow conditioned air throughout the home. It will also contribute to poor indoor air quality, which can lead to health issues. As if that weren’t enough, dirty ductwork will also shorten the life expectancy of your system and cause it to break down prematurely.
At Comfort 1 Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Canoga Park and Woodland Hills, CA, we specialize in ductwork repair, installation, and replacement. Our technicians have the skill and experience to do the job right and will ensure that your system is always in top form. Give us a call to schedule an inspection of your ductwork.
An HVAC duct system is made up of air tubes that carry cooled or heated air and distributes it throughout your home. It will also bring the air back to be heated or cooled again. Keeping the ductwork free and clear is one way to ensure your IAQ is at its best and that your HVAC system is operating properly.
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Ductwork Repair & Replacement
Any obstruction in your ventilation system can cause a host of other problems, and the expensive repairs that come with it. Common air duct repairs include loose ductwork insulation, cracks, and damage in the ducts, and manufacturing defects, although the latter is not so common. Call Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning Services for code-compliant air duct repairs and replacement by trusted experts.
Other reasons for duct repair and replacement include:
- Improper duct installation
- Damage from wear and tear, pests and severe weather
- Poorly insulated ducts
- Loosening of the joints in the ducts
There is no excuse for breathing contaminated air indoors. Call Comfort 1 Heating & Air Conditioning Services for an immediate inspection of your ductwork.
Have You Cleaned Your Air Ducts Lately?
Cleaning the air ducts in your home is just as important as cleaning your HVAC filter. If your ductwork is full of dirt and debris, your system will perform poorly and increase energy costs. You can avoid all this by hiring a ductwork contractor to check and clean your air ducts.
A routine inspection and cleaning of your air ducts will go a long way to improving your indoor environment, monitoring humidity, and lowering energy bills. If you already have a maintenance plan for your HVAC system, ask your contractor to check the ducts and clean them if needed.
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Avoid Duct Loss With Duct Sealing
Up to 30% of the air that passes through your duct system escapes through cracks, pinholes, and loose connections. This is a major contributor to high energy bills. In the same way that conditioned air can escape through the ducts, airborne bacteria can enter into the home. This can pose a threat to your health and overall well-being.
Some homeowners choose to take on duct sealing as a DIY project. Seal any air leaks using mastic sealant or metal tape. Insulate all the ducts within your reach. Never use duct tape, as it does not last long. Also, make sure that the connections at the vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet the floors and walls. These are typical locations to find leaks and disconnected ductwork.
Call Comfort 1 Heating & Air Conditioning Services for a thorough evaluation of your air ducts to determine their condition.