Milpitas Duct Repair & Installation
Professional Air Duct Services in the Bay Area
Ductwork tends to be something that most homeowners don't think much about until an issue arises. Properly maintaining and installing your air duct system is vital to maintaining good indoor air quality levels in your home as well as keeping your heating and cooling systems working efficiently. At Comfort Energy, Inc., our team of air duct repair & installation experts in Milpitas can provide you with reliable solutions to your air duct woes.
Leaky air ducts can also pose a potential safety risk, because they can cause a condition known as "backdraft." This occurs when combustion gases from a furnace are vented into your home rather than the exterior of your home. This dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide can pose as a huge fire and health hazard.
From an energy efficiency standpoint, leaky ducts are a problem because heated or cooled air can leak out instead of being directed where it was designed to go. Energy Star, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has determined that in a typical home, close to 20% of energy used in heating and cooling is wasted due to HVAC duct leaks.
How Do You Know If You Have Leaky Ducts?
The sole purposes of your air ducts are to circulate air throughout your property and ensure that this air is clean. It’s important to ensure that your ducts are in excellent condition because the air they circulate is the air that you’re breathing in. It’s easy to forget that your ducts need routine maintenance, tune-ups, and repairs from time to time because they’re not typically seen. However, there are a few warning signs that’s it’s time to call one of our Milpitas duct repair technicians to check for leaks or other issues.
Common Signs of Leaky Ducts Include:
- Abnormally high utility bills in the summer and winter
- Rooms that are difficult to keep warm or cool
- Rooms that feel incredibly stuffy all the time
There are many causes of leaky ductwork. As you use your HVAC system, flexible ducts can become tangled, which causes pressure to build up and it forces air through tiny openings in your ducts. Another cause is improperly sealed ductwork or areas exposed to outside air.
Other Reasons You May Need HVAC Duct Repair
If it has been a while since you’ve had your ducts installed or maintained, chances are that some portions of them may be damaged beyond repair. Additionally, it’s entirely possible that your ductwork was never installed in the first place, or it is no longer adequate to meet your home’s cooling demands. If this is the case, our Milpitas duct installation technicians will inspect your current ductwork and install new portions where necessary.
If you’re upgrading your current cooling system to a more modern unit, there is a good chance that your current ductwork is not capable of working in conjunction with the new system. Our experienced technicians can tell you whether you need entirely new ductwork installed or whether it can be retrofitted.
Regardless, new ductwork has many benefits. You’ll instantly be able to see better temperature control, improved indoor air quality, and higher energy efficiency.