Out of sight, out of mind. Hidden behind the walls and ceilings of your Columbia home, air ducts—or ductwork—play a vital role in your indoor air quality (IAQ) by circulating conditioned air from your air conditioner (AC), furnace and heat pump. In many ways, air ducts are the lungs of a home.
Neglected ductwork can circulate dust, bacteria, mold and dirt along with the heated and cooled air throughout your home. Improperly installed or sealed air ducts force your HVAC system to work harder and that may cost you more money in energy bills.
At Greenfox Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, our team takes your indoor air quality very seriously, which means doing our best to maintain your air ducts. These ducts deliver the air you breathe every day in your home.
One way dust and debris enter your Maryland home’s ductwork is through cracks and holes in the system. Heated and cooled air can leak out of your air ducts using that same route. If neglected, those unsealed connections and holes will compromise air quality in your home and cause energy loss that can translate into higher utility bills.
Our experts at Greenfox Cooling, Heating & Plumbing can pinpoint leaks with special equipment that pressurizes your ductwork and calculates air loss. Through our testing, we also can point out air leakage in other areas of your home, such as leaks coming from your windows and doors.
Testing helps determine if sealing and repair are the best approach or if duct replacement is a better solution. Either way, our experts will provide a detailed work plan with an accurate cost estimate, so you understand the process every step of the way.
Air Duct Installation and Replacement
Whether you are remodeling your historic home or planning to add an addition to your Columbia home and need to extend your air ducts, you can trust our knowledgeable professionals at Greenfox Cooling, Heating & Plumbing to get the job done right.
We know how to avoid the long runs and sharp bends in your ductwork that could restrict the airflow. Our team will accurately measure the number of vents necessary to get the best performance from your system. We work with all types of ductwork, and our licensed specialists only use industry-approved tools and equipment.
Here are a few signs it might be time to replace your air ducts:
• Age—Reliable and well-maintained air ducts operate at optimal efficiency between 15 and 20 years. After that, leaks, tears and loose joints allow air to escape and contaminants to infiltrate your system.
• Noises—Rattling noises in your air ducts usually indicate a loose part or tear. Those noises are a warning sign your ductwork needs service.
• Energy bills—If you notice your energy bills continuously increasing, replacing your faulty air ducts could make a significant difference.
• Temperature issues—If you notice hot and cold spots throughout different parts of your Columbia home, it could mean there’s an issue with your airflow.
Always keep in mind we offer financing to help when it comes time to replace your air ducts. When working with us, we want to make things as easy as possible for you. Talk to one of our team members for more information.
Air Duct Repairs
Call us if you experience any trouble with your air ducts. You don’t want a small, repairable issue to turn into a bigger problem for your HVAC system. Our Greenfox Cooling, Heating & Plumbing repair experts will diagnose the problem and offer solutions to fix your system promptly and with quality workmanship.
Air Duct Maintenance
Preventative maintenance extends your HVAC system’s service life and keeps it running smoothly and efficiently. Cleaning your ductwork on a regular basis and inspecting it for leaks will go a long way toward keeping this vital component of your HVAC system running smoothly.
Contact Greenfox Cooling, Heating & Plumbing for All Your Air Duct Needs
If your Columbia, MD, home’s air ducts need attention, get in touch with our Greenfox Cooling, Heating & Plumbing professionals today. Call us at 410-992-8200 or request service online to arrange a free home consultation.