Maintaining the integrity of the ventilation ducts in your home is crucial to keeping the HVAC system operating at its best. If ductwork begins to develop leaks and loose connections, it will trigger a drop in air pressure that will force the air conditioner and heater to overwork to compensate. The comfort level in the house will drop while utility bills will rise. The ductwork damage will start to allow dust and other contamination into the ventilation channels, leading to it entering the air you breathe. Ductwork damage can also cause spikes in humidity that will encourage dangerous mold growth inside the ventilation system.
When you start to detect signs of duct damage (like those elevated bills combined with drops in airflow), you need to contact professionals in Anderson, OH for duct repair. Don’t delay with this job: every moment those ducts go without sealing or replacement wastes money and lowers your indoor air quality. RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning has a superb duct repair service team to take care of your problems.
What’s Wrong With Doing the Job Myself?
Consider the extent of the ventilation system in your home: it runs through the walls and the ceiling out of your sight most of the time. Now ask yourself if you can identify where the duct damage and leaks are occurring. Unless the damaged duct is visibly exposed, or its damage came from some catastrophe that broke through a wall to break the duct, you probably won’t know exactly where the problems are. That’s the first major impediment toward trying to fix a duct on your own.
The next consideration is reaching the damaged area in the ducts. Again, most of the ducts in a home run through hidden places between the walls and the floors. Accessing these ducts without special equipment is difficult, unless you plan to try to remove sections of building material to reach them—and we don’t advise you do this.
Finally, how will you repair the ducts when you reach them? The answer isn’t “duct tape,” since this cloth-backed tape is not actually designed for ducts and will quickly fall apart when exposed to the temperature changes inside ducts. (The name “duct tape” came about as something of an accident during the long history of this generally useful adhesive.) Duct repairs require special tools such as metallic tapes and mastic sealant.
All these factors combine to make duct repair a job that only trained professionals with the right tools can handle. Save yourself from additional damage and wasted time, and call for expert indoor air quality service in Anderson, OH from RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning. We also handle other air quality services, such as installing air filters, air cleaners, humidifiers, UV germicidal lights, and energy recovery ventilators.