Air ducts serve an important purpose in your home. They pass the cool or hot air from your HVAC system throughout the house, making sure it’s cooled or heated evenly. And ductwork, like all major systems in your home, requires care and maintenance over time. If ducts get dirty, leaky, or damaged, it can lead to rising utility bills and even strain on your heating and AC systems. Don’t let your air ducts become a source of cost and comfort issues in your home. Call Ambient Edge.
Ambient Edge is your leading local source for air duct cleaning, sealing, and repair in Green Valley. Our technicians are all seasoned industry experts and are NATE-certified, the industry standard for excellence. We show up on time, we do the job right, and we do everything possible to make your experience as affordable and hassle-free as possible.
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How do I know if my air ducts are leaking or need repair?
Days in Green Valley get chilly in the winter, but your home should stay evenly heated. The same is true for AC in the hot summers. If you’re experiencing warm and cold spots throughout your house it means there’s a problem, and there’s a good chance it’s a sign of faulty ductwork. Properly installed ductwork is designed to evenly cool or heat your home so the temperature remains constant throughout every room. But when air ducts corrode over time, they can develop air leaks that bleed cold or hot air. Those leaks also contribute to air pressure changes, which can cause drafty areas or even make doors spookily open and close on their own.
These drafts and leaks don’t just cause discomfort. They also probably mean you’re losing money on your utility bills by making your HVAC system work harder to heat or cool air your home.
Here are the most common signs that your air ducts are suffering from a problem:
Higher energy bills.
If you’re spending more on energy than you used to, but your thermostat is set to the same setting, it may be a sign of a ductwork leak causing your HVAC system to work harder than it used to.
Some rooms are warmer/colder than others.
If there are rooms in your home that are receiving more or less air, it could be due to a leak in your air ducts. Make sure all registers and vents are unblocked by objects or furniture and that all windows are closed. If they are, and you’re still experiencing cold/hot spots, it’s a good sign your ductwork needs repairs.
Sneezing, allergies or asthma flare-ups.
Air ducts are meant to be sealed tightly, with filters that take out dangerous contaminants. But the ducts themselves get dirty over time—and many homes haven’t had ducts cleaned or inspected in decades. In many cases, faults in ductwork allow unfiltered air from the attic, crawlspace or outdoors to get in as well, which leads to increased contamination and high levels of irritants in the home. If you are noticing flareups and are worried about your air quality, your ducts may simply need to be cleaned.
Fumes from appliances are backdrafting into the house.
Most modern appliances like furnaces, dryers, and water heaters vent their fumes out of the house. But poor air pressure caused by ductwork faults can cause those fumes to be back-drafted into the house, leading to potentially dangerous air quality issues.
Still not sure if there’s a problem with your ductwork? We can help. Our air duct cleaning and repair experts are always available to our customers—just call. We’ll connect you with an expert who will help diagnose your problem, and we’ll work with you to find the most effective solution available within your budget.
How often should air ducts be cleaned?
About every 5-10 years. But it all depends on whether the space is a home or a business.
- For homes, the specific layout of your home, pressures on the air system exist in your home and the air quality needs of the members of your household. Homes that have lots of pet hair or cigarette smoke will require cleaning more often. And people with allergies may need to clean their air ducts more often to avoid pollen and dust buildup. For homes with allergy needs, we often recommend cleaning air ducts every five years.
- For businesses, the level of activity is often greater. Restaurants are especially active—and produce lots of steam and smoke. The fumes and particles made by ovens, dishwashers, and stovetops put significant strain on the air duct system. That’s why we often recommend ventilation systems for restaurants, kitchens, and other businesses with high levels of activity get thorough cleaning and maintenance every six months. If needed, Ambient Edge offers affordable commercial refrigeration repair and commercial kitchen ventilation installation and repair.
Of course, if you can’t remember the last time your air ducts were cleaned it may be a good time to get them checked. Without regular cleaning and maintenance, air ducts can begin to allow contaminants to find their way into your home. You shouldn’t have trouble breathing in your own home. Don’t wait to get the repairs you need to breathe freely. Call Ambient Edge today to schedule your top-rated air duct inspection service call.
Talk to a Green Valley Air Duct Sealing and Repair Expert Today
With air ducts, what you don’t know can cost you money—and impact your health. Don’t wait to get the air quality you deserve. Contact Ambient Edge for top-rated air duct cleaning, sealing, and repair service. Call 702-928-7201 to talk to one of our air duct experts today.