Air Duct Replacement
Are you good at solving mysteries? When it comes to uncovering problems with the air ducts in your Central Oregon home, a little detective work may be necessary.
Air ducts stay hidden behind your walls, under your floors, and beneath your ceilings. You normally do not see them, so it is easy to forget about them. Yet, a leaky duct can cost you a lot of money, affect your comfort, and compromise your health.
Our team of professionals at Diversified Heating & Cooling knows how to replace your ductwork with minimal disruption to your Redmond, OR home. We are a family-owned business that takes much pride in our work, which is reflected by our five-star rating on Google and our word-of-mouth referrals. We take comfort to the next level.
Know Your Air Ducts
The air ducts in your home are a giant labyrinth of hidden tubes that distribute conditioned air from your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to every part of your home. Leaks are the most common problem with air ducts. A tear or even small holes in your ductwork allow energy to seep out—and everything from dust and dirt to bugs and rodents can enter to contaminate your system.
Leaky ductwork can account for a 25 to 40 percent heating and cooling energy loss, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Imagine how much harder your system must work to compensate for that loss. Now imagine how much extra money you spend because of those leaks.
Six Signs You Should Replace Your Ductwork
With every piece of HVAC equipment, there comes a time when replacement is cheaper and more practical than having to constantly fix it. Here are some signs your ductwork is ready for replacement:
1. The Age of Your Ductwork
The ductwork in your Oregon home, depending on the material, will typically last between 10 and 20 years before it starts to deteriorate and fall apart.
2. High Energy Bills
Your heating and cooling equipment typically account for almost half your energy bill. A struggling HVAC system drives up your energy bills and poses the risk of a costly repair.
3. Strange Noises
A constant rattling noise coming from your ductwork whenever your HVAC system turns on tells you something is wrong and needs to be addressed.
4. Fluctuating Temperatures
If some rooms or areas are constantly cooler or warmer than the rest of your home, that could be a sign there are leaks in your ductwork.
5. Debris Forming Around Your Vents
If enough dirt, dust, and debris accumulate inside your ductwork, eventually you will see small dirt marks around your vents.
6. Pest Problems
Bugs and even rodents can easily slip through small holes in your ductwork, where they can populate and create sanitary problems for you and cause damage to your HVAC system.
Professional Air Duct Replacement
Our expert team at Diversified Heating & Cooling receives ongoing training to keep up with the latest trends and technology in the HVAC industry. If we need to replace your air ducts, we take into account your HVAC equipment and load requirements to ensure your ductwork is properly sized.
We avoid creating long runs and sharp bends that could slow down your system. Our experts accurately measure the number of return vents needed to get the best performance out of your HVAC equipment, and we tightly seal duct joints to minimize air leaks.
Improperly installed ductwork will quickly cause problems, from drafts to poor indoor air quality. When you are ready to replace your air ducts, count on our NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified team at Diversified to install your new ductwork the right way.
Repairing and Maintaining Air Ducts
If you detect a problem with your air ducts, call us. Our repair experts will arrive at the scheduled time and promptly address the issue. We provide up-front repair quotes so there are no hidden surprises. We only replace parts if necessary or if we can demonstrate cost savings to you. We also offer 24/7 emergency repair services so we can be there right when you need us.
As for maintenance, we recommend cleaning your ducts every three to five years—more often if you have pets in the home or someone who smokes. Preventative maintenance helps extend the life span of your entire HVAC system and keeps your equipment operating at full capacity. Scheduling annual tune-ups and inspections goes a long way toward protecting this investment.
We offer preventative maintenance plans at Diversified Heating & Cooling that are tailor-made to meet your budget and lifestyle. These plans take into account scheduled visits and emergency repair calls. Having a maintenance plan in place provides peace of mind knowing your HVAC system is being cared for by a trusted professional.
Call Your Air Duct Replacement Specialists
We deal with some pretty extreme weather here in Redmond, OR, which means you always want your HVAC system operating at peak efficiency. Call 541-323-1840 or request service online today to learn more about our air duct replacement services. At Diversified Heating & Cooling, we take comfort to the next level.