Duct repair & Replacement
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Houston Duct Repair & Replacement
Looking for air duct repair and replacement services in Houston, TX? With over 10 years of experience conducting ductwork maintenance services in the Houston metropolitan area, Air Quality Express has the certified technicians you need to get your air quality back in check.
Signs You May Need Duct Repair
However, it can be hard for the average homeowner to determine whether they need their air ducts serviced. We’ve provided a list of the most common signs of malfunctioning ductwork; if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should call Air Quality Express at (832) 781-0105 and schedule an air duct inspection today.
Noisy, Rattling HVAC System
Depending on your HVAC model, you can expect your air conditioner to be moderately loud upon startup. What you should never hear in an HVAC system is rattling, vibrating, or whistling. This is a sign that either your air ducts are clogged or leaky, or that the fiberglass or plastic joints holding your ductwork together are broken.
Spike in Energy Bills
Energy bills can fluctuate depending on outside temperature, connected electronics and appliances, an increase in time at home, and from other factors. If none of these factors are applicable and you’re seeing a spike of 20% or more in your monthly electricity bill, there’s a good chance that it’s due to leaky ductwork.
When air leaks from your ductwork, less air is reaching its intended destination, and your HVAC system is failing to heat or cool your home at its intended efficiency. To make up for this dip in efficiency, the HVAC system must work harder, leading to an increase in utility bills.
Uneven Heating or Cooling in Different Rooms
Do you experience hot or cold spots in your home, where no matter what temperature you have your HVAC system set to, certain rooms just seem to have a temperature of their own?
This can be a sign of leaky air ducts, or even worse, collapsed portions of your ductwork.
Observable Dust Proliferation and Mold Growth
Have you noticed an abundance of dust in your home or in the air, despite adequately cleaning every surface and routinely replacing your air filters? Maybe you’ve even noticed a mildew smell you cannot identify, or visible black spots around your air vents. This is a sign that your air ducts are clogged and not filtering debris properly anymore.
Even if you haven’t experienced any of these symptoms of faulty ductwork, you still need to consider the age of your air duct system. Homes built before the 1970s can still contain harmful building materials such as asbestos, and unless they’ve had regular air duct maintenance, likely have signs of damage that might not be easily observable. And air duct installation methods continuously improve, with safer, more reliable materials becoming the norm in air duct sealing and insulation. If you haven’t had your air ducts inspected in years, you may be surprised to know how out of date your air duct system is!
Air Duct Repair and Replacement Services
If you are experiencing any of these clues towards a faulty air duct system, you need to schedule an air duct inspection by calling Air Quality Express at (832) 781-0105 today. We will thoroughly inspect every inch of your air duct system to determine whether you need any duct repair services, including:
The simplest solution to restoring your air ducts, if all we find in the inspection is clogged ductwork, our team of professionals will use commercial Rotobrush equipment and special detergents to remove pollen, pet dander, mold, and other harmful microbes, instantly improving your indoor air quality.
Sealing Air Ducts
A temporary solution, you may elect to have Air Quality Express seal leaks in your air duct. By blocking the vents and registers in your HVAC system, we pressurize your ductwork to determine every leak, and use an organic, non-toxic sealant to restore your ductwork to its original efficiency. You’ll notice the difference immediately!
Insulating Air Ducts
If you notice frequent temperature changes or mold growth in certain rooms, you might want to have your air ducts insulated. Using the same insulation in your attic, our air duct professionals are able to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system and prevent condensation that leads to mold, improving your energy bills and air quality.
Unfortunately, some ductwork is damaged beyond repair, and requires a replacement of the whole air duct system, particularly in the case of old or heavily storm damaged ductwork. If we determine through our duct inspection that your air duct system requires complete replacement, our certified technicians will put a plan together to help you get your ductwork back in working condition.
Professional Air Duct Experts in Houston
If you suspect your ductwork is in need of professional repair services, don’t wait until it’s too late – call the experts at Air Quality Express at (832) 781-0105 and we’ll get you breathing easier as soon as possible.