Your HVAC system is one of the most vital components of your home. Responsible for thoroughly cooling your home against the sweltering summer and heating your home against the frigid winter, your HVAC system works hard to efficiently maintain a constant, controlled climate. Your HVAC system is a complicated, sophisticated piece of technology that relies on a variety of components to function smoothly and effectively. One of these important components–hiding just behind your vents and tracking throughout your home–is the ductwork.
When your home’s ductwork is poorly installed, poorly fitted, damaged, or old, you may be losing an unnecessary 30% of heating and cooling from your HVAC system. When your heating and cooling is leaking through your ductwork, your HVAC system is running inefficiently, resulting in uncomfortable temperatures and an increase in your energy bill.
Since 1981 we have installed a wide variety of ductwork. You can rely on Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning to properly install new, precisely-fitted ductwork to improve the functioning, and efficiency, of your HVAC system. We know the circulation of your home relies on a clean, sealed, well-installed ductwork system. Our professionally trained technicians will provide you with a superior service that ensures the safety and longevity of your ductwork.
Choosing New Ductwork Installation
Though it can be difficult to identify if your ductwork is the cause of an inefficient HVAC system, there are a few common signs that are symptomatic of necessary ductwork replacement. Don’t let a ductwork problem linger: the longer the issue persists, the more money is being wasted and the greater the strain on your HVAC system. Check common problem areas and look for common causes of poor ductwork.
You Might Need New Ductwork If:
- You’ve noticed an unusual increase in your energy bill
- Your HVAC system struggles to stay steady at a certain temperature
- You’re experiencing excessive allergies or irritants (symptomatic of poor air quality)
- Your ductwork is leaking water
- Your ductwork is leaking air (usually found when checking seams)
- Your ductwork has holes, tears, rips, or any kind of damage
- Your ductwork has disconnected joints
- The duct tape has worn-through or eroded
- You’re experiencing temperature fluctuation as you move through different rooms of your home
- Your ductwork is old (Note: the standard lifespan of ductwork is 10-15 years)
Proper ductwork installation can save you a great deal of headache, time, and money. Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning will professionally install your ductwork to ensure it performs at peak efficiency, keeping your family safe and your home comfortable.
We work with three main kinds of ductwork:
Tube-shaped ducts surrounded by insulation, flexible ducts fulfill their namesake–their flexible wire-coil skeleton, covered by a foldable plastic, makes flexible ducts highly customizable and able to reach tricky areas unreachable by their more rigid counterparts.
Rigid, Sheet Metal Ducts:
Usually made of galvanized steel or aluminum, sheet metal ducts are rigid and durable. Sheet metal ducts are also non-porous, making them mostly impervious to molds and mildews.
Rigid, Fiberglass-lined Ducts:
Identical to their sheet metal cousin, fiberglass-lined ducts are simply sheet metal ducts lined with fiberglass to increase insulation and decrease noise. These ducts are most commonly found in office buildings.
Rigid, Fiberboard Ducts:
Exceedingly lightweight and inexpensive, fiberboard ducts are comprised of a membrane of insulation covered by an external layer of fabric or foil, most commonly fiberglass strands bonded by resin.
Choosing the proper ductwork for you home is an intimate decision, requiring an understanding of several variables, such as: the size of your home, the size and type of HVAC system, and your current ductwork needs. Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home to professionally, and expertly, assess your ductwork, then provide you with our specialized opinion. We’re trained to serve all of your ductwork needs. To get started with your ductwork installation, give us a call or visit our Free Estimate page and fill-out our contact form.