No one likes wasting energy or paying for heat and air conditioning that is not making your home more comfortable. So, when your air duct system is dirty or in need of proper sealing and repair, it’s time to call in the professionals.
One call to the Ambient Edge skilled technicians at (702) 723-4704 not only helps you save energy and money but can make your home toasty in winter and cooler in the summer.
The Most Common Ductwork Issues
Problems with the ductwork in your home can often be difficult for homeowners to pin down. That’s because ducts are often hidden in walls, ceilings, and floors. If there are any leaks, tears, damage, or disconnections, it would be tough to spot.
Some of the most common issues we see with ductwork include:
Up to 30% of the warm or cool air that flows through your ducts is lost because of poor connections, leaks, and holes, according to the EnergyStar program. That’s air you’re paying to heat and cool that is not reaching its intended destination and not keeping you comfortable.
Leaks can also make your HVAC unit work much harder than it needs to, which can burn it out or even reduce its lifespan. A professional can hunt down leaks in your ductwork and properly seal them so your ducts are working for you and with the entire system.
A Lack of Proper Insulation
Insulation must be installed correctly around ductwork in order to help keep air from escaping. If your ductwork is uninsulated or poorly insulated, or if the insulation has matted down or fallen away over the years, you’re not getting the most out of your ducts.
Hot spots and cool zones can be due to broken or blocked air registers. One area of the house is comfortable when the heat or air conditioner is turned on while another is freezing, sweltering, or stuffy. Or, perhaps there should be an air register where there isn’t one currently.
Having the proper airflow balance helps keep your home at optimal comfort with minimal effort from your HVAC system.
If you recently moved into a new home, have the air ducts cleaned. Unless you know if, and when, the previous homeowner had the ducts cleaned, you could be inheriting years (or decades) of built-up dirt, dust, grime, and allergens. If you’ve lived in your house for any length of time and have never had the ducts cleaned, now is the time.
Clean air ducts help your entire HVAC system run more smoothly and unobstructed. Having your ducts cleaned can also increase indoor air quality, particularly for those people with lung conditions, such as asthma and allergies.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends air duct cleaning for homes with mold, rodent or insect infestations, and clogged ducts and air registers.
Cleaning Air Ducts
Typically, homeowners have their air ducts cleaned every 5 to 10 years. However, if you’ve recently completed a major construction or renovation project, having the air ducts cleaned will rid your home of a great deal of hidden dust that was generated during the work.
You may also want to consider having your air ducts cleaned more frequently if:
- You have pets, especially multiple pets
- Someone in the home smokes
- Someone in the home has asthma, allergies, lung, or other breathing problems
Sealing Air Ducts
If there are holes or gaps in your ductwork, they may have been improperly installed or may have worn or broken over the years. Sometimes small holes are the result of corrosion. But even a few small holes are too many.
The experienced technicians at Ambient Edge use a state-of-the-art air pressure system to reveal tiny holes in the duct system. Repairs such as filling in holes and gaps, properly sealing duct seams, or even replacing portions of ducting can make an immediate impact.
While duct tape is readily available at just about every store, correctly sealing air ducts is a job best left to the pros. From tracking down leaks to using professional-grade sealants, we have the knowledge and the experience to seal and insulate ducts in every space with the best choice of long-lasting sealing materials.
Schedule Your Air Duct Cleaning, Sealing, or Repair Today
Call Ambient Edge at (702) 723-4704 or fill out the form. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and our certified technicians have decades of ductwork experience. Residents in Spring Hill turn to Ambient Edge for proper cleaning, sealing, and repair of ductwork. We do an onsite evaluation of your duct system and provide you with solutions that fit your budget.