Ductwork Repair & Insulation
Ensure Efficiency & Reliability; Contact Walker Air Conditioning & Heating!
Have you ever been in the situation where you have your air conditioner and heater tuned up to operate at peak capacity and efficiency, and yet it seems like your home never cools off or heats up? To make matters worse, your energy bill at the end of the month surges, leaving you to sweat opening that envelope? The problem might not be with your heater or air conditioner itself, but rather with the path your conditioned air takes to reach your home. Air ducts are an often-overlooked source of energy loss, and can cause all sorts of issues including degraded air quality, reduced energy efficiency, and so much more.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star program, leaky ducts in attics or crawlspaces can account for more than 20 percent of lost heating and cooling energy. The more energy you lose, the higher your utility bills and the more uncomfortable your home becomes. At Walker Air Conditioning & Heating, we offer high-quality services for your air ducts, including ductwork repairs, duct replacements, new duct construction, and even duct insulation and protection that can help you avoid losing energy and save the most money. We offer premium products, skilled craftsmen, and quality that is backed by years of experience and training.
We’re proud to offer a full range of solutions for all of your ductwork issues! Call Walker Air Conditioning & Heating at (214) 790-7575 today.
Are My Ducts Really My Problem?
Ducts have no moving parts, are sealed from your home by covers at your various registers, and are protected by an air filter. Why would they possibly experience problems? While it might seem like your duct network isn’t prone to problems, every duct grid is bound to face difficulties. Corrosion leads to ductwork falling apart, shifting homes leads to cracks and gaps, and wear and tear of passing time leads to faulty insulation. Likewise, outside forces like animals can often cause serious damage to ductwork, and mold and mildew can accumulate by traveling through your air filter.
A few signs you may have leaky air ducts include:
- Extremely high electricity bills in both summer and winter
- Stubborn rooms that are difficult to heat or cool
- Weak airflow that always feels stagnant
- Obvious cool or hot spots in garages, attics, or crawlspaces
- Visible tangled or kinked flexible ducts in attics or crawlspaces
Duct Testing & Repairs
One of the ways to tell if you have a duct problem is with duct testing. A duct test is essentially a pressure test, where a technician will seal all of your vents and registers around your home and then use a device to check the pressure inside your air ducts. This reading can tell us if there are any leaks in your system, allowing us to hunt them down and repair them. From there we can make suggestions about how to improve efficiency.
Repairing an air duct may include sealing cracks, replacing segments that have become too badly damaged, and plenty of other services as well. Over time, flexible ducts are prone to issues like pinching, crushing, and failed insulation. Whether you have a solid, in-wall duct that needs to be fixed or the ducts running through your attic have failed entirely, Walker Air Conditioning & Heating is the name to call.
We recommend insulating your ducts. This ensures that the air maintains the correct temperature as it travels to the living spaces in your home. Insulation helps prevent energy loss through either heat escaping your ducts, or by intruding into your ducts from the outside. However, insulation can fall apart and lose its ability to protect your ducts over time, and outside forces can damage it. At Walker Air Conditioning & Heating, we offer air duct insulation services that replace old insulation with new, high-efficiency options that keep you and your home comfortable.
Contact the air duct experts at Walker Air Conditioning & Heating today!