Duct and Vent Repair and Installation

Duct Work Repair and Maintenance for New Hampshire and Massachusetts Homes

Increase Efficiency and Extend the Life and Efficiency of Your Forced Air HVAC System

Air Duct Installation and Repair Services from Heritage

Having your HVAC duct work inspected and maintained regularly is important for several reasons. Leaky duct work can waste 10-30% of your home’s heating and cooling costs. The condition of your duct work system also has a significant impact on your personal health and comfort levels. Plus, air duct repair and maintenance will help your furnace or air conditioner perform better and last longer. Listed below are some of the most common problems involving duct work.

Common Air Duct Problems

Problem: Weak or insufficient air flow
Explanation: This could be caused by duct work that is improperly routed, unnecessarily long or has excessive bends; or vent piping that has been crimped, crushed or damaged. Homeowners can sometimes identify a problem by inspecting their duct work for signs of damage or wear. However, the ducts are often hidden in floors, ceilings and walls, making them impossible to examine without help from an HVAC technician.

Problem: Improperly designed duct system
Explanation: According to the National Comfort Institute, the average duct system in the U.S. is only 57% efficient. One of the biggest reasons for this is that a poorly designed and installed system cannot supply and return the required airflow to heat and cool your house effectively even if your equipment is sized correctly and functioning properly.

Problem: Leaking duct work
Explanation: The average home loses about 20% to 40% of the air that circulates through its ducts, causing major inefficiencies in your heating or cooling system. Investing in getting your ducts sealed ensures you will lose less air, meaning your system won’t be overworked trying to bring your rooms to a comfortable temperature. Leaky ducts can also allow pollutants to enter your home, negatively affecting your indoor air quality.

Problem: Loose or poorly sealed registers and grills
Explanation: Air that you have already paid to heat or cool can escape your ducts before it ever reaches your rooms if your registers are not sealed or are not sealed well at the duct connection. Checking these connections can prevent your HVAC system from unnecessarily working harder to counter the effect of poor seals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are some of the signs that my duct work may need some attention?
A: Uneven temperatures throughout your home. Excessive dust. Air that feels stuffy. Noises emanating from ducts or behind walls, such as banging or rattling. Heating bills that have spiked (or that you suspect are higher than they should be).

Q: What are some common sense tips involving air ducts?
A: Never allow vents and registers to be blocked by furniture or other household objects. Also, regularly clean any vents that have dust or debris on them.

Q: What are some other benefits of keeping my duct work well maintained?
A: Maintaining and cleaning your duct work helps your system run more efficiently, which extends the life of your heating and cooling equipment. And, of course, the cleaner air is far healthier for those (one in six Americans) who suffer from allergies or asthma.

Q: Does my duct system really get that dirty?
A: Studies show that in a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created each year just through everyday living. We also generate significant quantities of pollutants and contaminants, potentially including mold and fungi, that are pulled into the HVAC system and recirculated five to seven times per day, causing a buildup of unhealthy elements in the ducts.

Q: Is it possible to do some of the duct maintenance work myself?
A: Yes. According to the EPA’s Energy Star program, “Some homeowners choose to take on duct sealing as a do-it-yourself project.” The EPA offers tips for such homeowners, as well as those who choose to work with Heritage for duct improvement projects.

Contact us today to learn more about the importance of HVAC air duct maintenance and repair.

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