Air Duct Repair & Replacement Services in Charlotte, NC & Surrounding Cities
Your HVAC system should heat and cool your living area, not your attic and crawlspace. As much as 30 percent of conditioned air escapes before reaching its destination. According to the US Department of Energy, leaky air ducts decrease the efficiency of HVAC equipment by 20 percent and make the system work 50 percent harder. Repairing and sealing the ductwork can save you between $120 and $300 per year on your energy bills.
HVAC Air Duct Repair Means Energy Savings
Flexible air ducts are susceptible to several problems that decrease their performance. When we inspect HVAC systems for customers in the Charlotte area, we frequently find sections that are ripped, kinked, collapsed or disconnected. These duct-related energy losses are so significant that some states now require airflow testing when homeowners install new HVAC equipment.
Sheet metal ducts installed a long time ago may have air leaks around the joints. Failure to seal ducts properly during installation will cause problems with indoor air quality, air conditioning efficiency, and energy savings. Insulating and sealing the ductwork provides several benefits. The process pays for itself in energy savings, and you could be eligible for utility rebates when you hire our HVAC contractors to do the job.
- Repairing or replacing leaky ductwork enhances your comfort since it is one way to eliminate hot and cold spots.
- Air duct repairs improve your indoor air quality. Cracks allow dust and allergens to infiltrate the ductwork and enter your home. These contaminants also coat your AC equipment.
- Leaky air ducts may pull exhaust from fuel-burning appliances back into your home. Repairs help to prevent backdrafting, which is a potentially dangerous problem, especially where carbon monoxide leaks are concerned.
- Well-sealed ducts help your HVAC system heat and cool your home more efficiently so that the equipment doesn’t have to work as hard — helping it to last longer, too.
Residential and Commercial Ductwork Replacement
Replacing ductwork is necessary if the material has been damaged or contaminated by debris. Water damage can quickly encourage microbial growth that’s difficult to remediate. Fiberglass duct board, insulating sleeves and porous materials can’t be sanitized, so they must be replaced. In older homes, there’s a chance that the ducts contain asbestos insulation, which requires special safety precautions. We specialize in replacing damaged or contaminated ductwork.
Custom Air Duct Installation and Design
Our NATE-certified service techs install custom ductwork in additions, new homes and commercial buildings. For optimal performance, we complete sizing calculations according to nationally accepted engineering guidelines. This ensures that the airflow capacity and velocity matches your HVAC system’s capacity. Proper air duct installation prevents leaks and enhances heating and cooling efficiency. We offer a lifetime craftsmanship warranty and 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
Air Duct Installation and Repair Services in Charlotte, NC
Stop wasting energy. Call Horne Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. today to request a free estimate for air duct repairs or installation services in Charlotte, Matthews, Mint Hill, Huntersville, Mooresville, or Cornelius, North Carolina. We are a Trane Comfort Specialist with 36 years of experience delivering innovative solutions to customers across the Greater Charlotte area.