Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Duct Repair’

The Impact of Shoddy Ductwork on Your HVAC Systems

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsMost homeowners don’t often think about how important their ductwork is for either of their Fort Lauderdale, FL HVAC systems, whether it’s their forced air central air conditioner or heat pump system. After all, this component of your cooling and heating system is out of sight, hiding in walls, floors, ceilings, and crawlspaces.

But if you had your ductwork installed by an amateur or if you haven’t had your ductwork checked in a while, it could be damaged. And if you have air ducts that are affected by leaks, bad connections, or poor construction, you can be experiencing issues that lead to poor HVAC efficiency and potential HVAC repair needs, too. One of the most common problems we see in regards to shoddy ductwork is that it wasn’t properly sized for the home and HVAC system.

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When Is the Last Time Your Ducts Were Inspected?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

shot of air conditioner vent in the atticIf you are like most residents in Florida, you very likely use a centralized air conditioning system for your cooling needs. And unless you have a ductless system, that air conditioner involves the use of ductwork. Your ductwork is something that is mostly hidden from view, and is what enables the effective cooling of your home. But because of its visual inaccessibility, when there is something wrong it can be hard for the average person to detect.

This is where professional Palm Beach Gardens, FL ductwork services, such as duct testing, sealing, and repair, come in. But are damaged ducts really as big of a deal as we make them out to be? Are ductwork services really necessary? Well, if you want your HVAC systems to function as effectively and efficiently as they should throughout their lifespan, then the answer is yes. Keep reading to learn more.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Ductwork?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

upgrade-dyctwork-timeWhen it comes to caring for your home and your family, the last thing on your mind is probably the efficiency of your HVAC systems or your Royal Palm Beach, FL indoor air quality. However, you might be surprised to find just how much these two factors play a role to your home’s comfort and your family’s health.

And of all the components of your HVAC systems, your ductwork plays an integral role in just how efficiently and healthfully you are running your home. Damaged or improperly installed air ducts can cause air to leak into areas that aren’t meant to be conditioned, and can also cause contaminants and allergens to infiltrate your home.

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How Can I Repair My Air Ducts?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

When in prime working condition, air ducts are an effective and convenient way in which to ensure that conditioned air from your HVAC system is able to reach all of the corners of one’s home. The problem is, though, that many different problems may develop with air ducts. Over time, moisture dripping onto ductwork can lead to corrosion, for example, while remodeling or plumbing services may inadvertently result in the tearing of air ducts. Whatever the cause of damage to your air ducts, you are wise to have them repaired as soon as a problem is evident. You are also wise to accept the fact that only professionals can complete effective duct repairs. Schedule your duct repair services in West Palm Beach, FL with Envirotech Air Quality Services. 

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3 Benefits of Duct Repair

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The ducts inside your home do their job mostly removed from sight: they pass through ceilings, walls, floors, and attic space to bring you heated or cooled air to keep you comfortable any time of the year. But because those ducts remain hidden, you may not notice anything is wrong at first when they start to suffer breaks and kinks. And even if you do discover that your ducts are damaged, it’s easy to believe that it won’t make much difference if they go without repairs.

But duct repair is important, and you should never delay getting it done. For Wellington, FL duct repair that will give you all the following benefits, contact our duct experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services. We handle both duct repair and cleaning, and are ready with 24-hour emergency service.

  1. Better air quality: When ductwork develops gaps, holes, or breaks, your HVAC system will start to draw air from other parts of the house. Remember that your ducts are installed in closed-off areas that you rarely see—and these spots often contain dust and dirt. When these contaminants enter your ducts, they will also enter the air you breathe. Another major concern is an increase in humidity from this outside air, which can lead to mold growth. Sealing up the gaps will help keep your ducts—and your air—cleaner.
  2. More energy efficient heating and cooling: The air from those parts of your home that contain dust also contain air that is either warmer or cooler than whatever temperature your HVAC system is trying to provide you. As this air infiltrates the ducts, your HVAC system will have to work harder to get to its target temperature. You’ll see higher heating bills.
  3. Increased air flow: Ducts are supposed to be sealed along their length, from your heater/air conditioner all the way to the vents. This prevents loss of air pressure. Any gaps along the route will cause a drop in pressure and a decrease in the airflow coming from your vents. Aside from the problems of dust and energy drain listed above, damaged ducts will mean a loss in your heating and cooling power and uneven temperatures throughout your home.

Envirotech Air Quality Services has experience handling all kinds of issues with ductwork, from breaks to mold contamination. We can repair your ducts so you can enjoy the full benefits of your home’s HVAC system. We can also take care of duct cleaning and mold remediation. Contact us today when you need duct repair in Wellington, FL.

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