Ductwork Repair & Replacement
Ductwork Problems - McKinney's Best AC & Heating Repair LLC
Do you notice that the AC takes a longer time to cool down your house than it typically used to? Or are there cold or hot areas in your home?
In the event that the answer to one of the above inquiries is “Yes,” it might be due to issues with your ducts, and your ductwork could need to be repaired or replaced. Repairing or replacing damaged ductwork could significantly lower the cost of cooling and heating and also help to create more comfort and stability of temperature throughout your house.
McKinney’s Best AC & Heating Repair by Abundant Air LLC is among the most reliable duct repair firms. We service small residential homes and as well as larger commercial ductwork, there is no heating or cooling pipes that we cannot manage!
What is Ductwork?
Ductwork can be described as straws, it moves air from one location to another (for instance, from the AC blower to the interior of your house). Ductwork is generally comprised of pre-insulated fiberglass duct board or malleable plastic however, it could also be constructed from ductwork made of sheet metal (a pipe made of sheet metal) that is then insulated after it is installed.
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Common ductwork problems
- Deteriorating ductwork could be beginning to worsen. Depending on the kind of ductwork you have in your home, after typically between 10 and 10 years the outer liner will begin or is beginning to break down and the insulation is removed. If this happens in an attic temperature of more than 100 degrees and the temperature in the attic could be 10-15 degrees warmer when it enters your home and can result in an increase in cost for cooling your home of 40 to 60 percentage. To address this problem, all damaged and damaged ductwork needs to be replaced.
- Leaks in the air ducts are a result of when the old sealant for ducts begins to degrade or the contractor who installed it didn’t properly cover the entire ductwork.
- Rodents, like rats and squirrels, could also damage the ductwork when they search for a cozy nest in the Texas hot weather. It is a good idea to inspect your attic if there was an earlier rodent issue.
A few of the most common reasons for duct issues
Ducted cooling and heating systems are set up in that they’re hidden from our sight. Therefore, when they need repairs they are not noticed up when the air conditioning is very poor.
Many heating systems that are ducted and air conditioning have problems and cause issues over time. Many of these issues are caused by rodents or possums and other creatures. They chew through the ductwork, hoping to find an enchanted and safe place to live and leave the AC pipes damaged. You don’t see them however, you may be able to hear or smell the odor.
Some of the main causes of duct problems
The damage caused by possums is wide and extensive. Typically all AC ducts require replacement. McKinney’s Best AC & Heating Repair by Abundant Air LLC team for duct fixing is specialized in identifying these issues and offering solutions for fixing these problems.
Other animals, like cats, dogs, wombats, too, rest on the ducts in order to warm themselves which leaves the AC vents damaged and limits the flow of air.
A few ducts are damaged as a result of flooding. When water is able to get inside the AC ducts it can stay for a long time, which causes the ducts to shrink and become damaged. Sometimes, people get into the ductwork, causing them to break and harm the ducts. Sometimes it is due to improper installation or being unable to access the air conditioning vents being far away from the heating unit, the airflow is reduced in particular rooms of the house.
McKinney’s Best AC & Heating Repair by Abundant Air LLC will carry out an exhaustive inspection of the ductwork within your home, in order to identify the extent of repairs required. Inspection of ductwork is 90 percent visual. On, however, there are occasions when an infrared camera can be used for a thorough inspection of the difficult-to-see areas of the ductwork.
McKinney’s Best AC & Heating Repair by Abundant Air LLC will also conduct an air balance inspection. Most of the calls we receive are because one area of the house is either hot or cool that suggests the need to ensure a balanced airflow in your house. This can be achieved by installing dampers. They can be adjusted and make use of advanced equipment (such as an airflow meter or bolometer) to gauge the airflow speed in the area affected.
To plan your home ductwork inspection and air balance inspection contact us now!