What Are the Most Common Ductwork Problems?
Low-quality design. When ductwork does not use the least amount of distance or air circulation is being obstructed, this makes for inefficient heating or cooling.
Lack of insulation. When insulation isn't properly placed, ductwork can lose significant amounts of heat and air.
Dirty, contaminated ductwork. When ductwork becomes a breeding ground for contaminants, germs, and dust accumulation, it circulates this all throughout the home. Can cleaning ductwork prevent dust and contaminants - fortunately, yes.
Airflow isn't efficient. Ductwork can have unnecessary kinks and twists and occasional obstructions. This creates strain on one's system and affects how much heat or cold air circulates.
Broken seals on registers. Air can escape from your ducts before even reaching your space. Registers that aren't sealed properly also can allow in insects, critters, dust, and debris.
Leaking ductwork. What is the most common ductwork problem - a leak. Ducts that are loose or disconnected cause air to leak. This impacts not only the efficiency of your ductwork but also indoor air quality. A leak can cause the average home to lose up to 40% of its air.
How do you fix ductwork leaks and other problems - the process is relatively simple.
First, a technician must turn on the HVAC fan. As we observe your ducts, we can identify where air is escaping. From there, we turn off the fan and work to seal any holes or gaps using a specialized metallic foil tape. Duct mastic is then brushed over the tape and joints, fortifying the seal.
IHS has problem-solved every ductwork problem imaginable. If you suspect you may need a ductwork repair, we can help. Don't hesitate to call us to help with ductwork repair and maintenance.
What is the Best New Construction Ductwork?
For comfort and happiness on a newly constructed property, you must have properly installed ductwork in place.
How much does ductwork cost per square foot - though it varies, $10-$20 per linear foot is common for new constructions.
Depending on the type of property, ductwork can be very simple or complex with twists, turns, and more.
In new constructions, it is common to install ductwork for a ‘rough-in period'. That is, when ductwork has been installed before plumbing, electrical, and interior walls are. This allows an inspector to verify the job has been done correctly.
Why is a ductwork inspection recommended for new constructions - to ensure safety and efficiency.
When you partner with a ductwork installer such as IHS, rest assured it will be done right the first time.
Some of our guarantees include a clean design, high-quality ductwork materials, proper insulation, thorough sealing, and secure placement of rivets, screws, bolts, and more.
How do you keep new construction ductwork clean - unfortunately, it's sometimes harder than most might assume. New construction ductwork can become contaminated before it's even finished being installed.
As Ontario experts in ductwork, IHS will help ensure your ductwork is properly set and built according to building specifications.