The air ducts in your Boulder City, Nevada home or business circulate the air throughout the building to ensure an even distribution of heat in the winter and chill in the summer. Just like any other system in your home, you must take good care of your air ducts to ensure they are in top working order for as long as possible before you inevitably need to replace them.
If your air ducts become dirty or damaged, you will feel the effects. Between paying more for energy usage and feeling uncomfortable in your living or workspace, you will quickly come to realize how much you may take your air ducts for granted. Don’t let this happen to you – call Ambient Edge.
Ambient Edge specializes in the proper cleaning, sealing, and repair of air ducts in the Boulder City area. Our expert technicians are NATE-certified, which means, in industry-speak, that we excel at what we do. Our team is prompt, does the job right the first time, and goes out of our way to ensure that your experience is as affordable and seamless as possible. Give us a call at (888) 240-8283 to schedule a service appointment.
Signs Your Air Ducts May Need Repairs
It’s not always easy to know when you’re about to have a serious issue with your air ducts. Here are some tips to help you spot the signs that there is a potential air duct repair in your future.
Rooms with Different Temperatures
If your living room is 100 degrees, but your bathroom is freezing, this may be a sign that your ductwork is failing. Double-check that your vents are not blocked by furniture or other objects, and that all the windows in the house are closed. If everything appears to be copasetic, then the issue may lie with a leak in your air ducts.
Higher Electric Bills
A higher electric bill one month is one thing. Maybe you used more air conditioning or heat than normal due to the weather, or maybe someone kicked up the thermostat a few notches. But if your thermostat has remained at the same temperature, and you have received multiple electric bills with higher balances in the recent past, this may be a sign that your home is not circulating the air as it should.
In addition to maintaining the temperature of your home or business, air ducts also work to protect you from the contaminants in the air. But, as one would expect, air ducts build up dirt and dust over time. If you don’t have regular preventative maintenance scheduled, then this build-up can eventually get so bad that it starts backing up into the home or business. A rip in an air duct can also cause these contaminants to get out, leading to a reduction in air quality.
If you notice your sinuses are working overtime while you’re in the house or at work, but you’re fine when you’re anywhere else, then this may be a sign that your ducts need cleaning and possibly even a repair.
Air Duct Sealing and Repair
Every air duct system needs regular cleaning. It’s the sealing and repair requirements that change, depending on your system. Some systems can run for at least 10 years with no problems, while others need more attentive care.
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Air Duct Sealing
When air ducts are properly sealed, this means that no air can leak out. If air ducts are installed properly, then they will be airtight, prohibiting air and contaminants from getting out. But no matter how properly sealed they are in the beginning, the seal breaks down over time or can even suffer damage that will impact its quality. And once your seal starts breaking down, so too does your air quality, not to mention the impact on the circulation of the air within your home or business.
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You only really need to repair your ductwork when your ducts have started to rot, or if they were poorly installed in the first place. When a duct is damaged, large holes form, and you lose your warmed or cooled air through these holes. They can also develop moisture build-up, which can lead to mold issues and mold spores being filtered throughout your home or business.
Signing up for preventative maintenance ensures that a qualified contractor will routinely check your ducts for any issues. The good news is that even if the contractor does find an issue, problems with ducts are relatively easy and inexpensive to repair.
Having Issues With Your Air Ducts? We Can Help!
Whether you need your air ducts repaired, cleaned, or replaced, our skilled technicians at Ambient Edge can help. We’re around 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure we can be there for you when you need us the most. Fill out our contact form, or give us a call (888) 240-8283, and we’ll get your system right as rain in no time!