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AIR DUCT REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT SERVICES IN GASTONIA, NC

If your home has a central air conditioning and heating system, it almost certainly makes use of ductwork. The ducts are usually hidden behind walls and in ceilings as they branch out from the heater/AC to reach the various room vents. This invisible network is essential to a successful HVAC system—and unfortunately in many homes the ducts are often of poor quality or suffering from leaks and damage. Bad ductwork creates a variety of problems, starting with a huge spike in energy bills.

If you have reason to believe that you have inferior or damaged ductwork, call FSM Heat & Air and talk to our air duct professionals. They offer many different services to repair, replace, and otherwise improve ductwork, starting with tests to see what needs to be done. You can rely on us in Gastonia, NC and the surrounding areas for the highest quality duct repair and replacement work. We offer quality and reliability you can trust!

WHY FAULTY DUCTS ARE A MAJOR PROBLEM

Ducts that are poorly constructed and laid out (a much more common trouble than you may think) or that contain leaks and breaks create many problems for a household. The number one problem is they make the HVAC system highly inefficient. The U.S. Department of Energy has found ducts with leaks can lose up to 30% of the air moving through them. That’s an immense amount of air that you pay to heat or cool that simply goes to waste. Poor duct construction, with too many bends or long exposed stretches that lose or gain heat from the outside will also result in energy–inefficient performance. Professionals will either need to repair broken ducts or replace the badly designed ones.

Damaged ductwork also negatively affects indoor air quality. Holes and gaps in the ducts often open onto areas of the house that are filled with dust and mold, such as between walls and in the attic. These contaminants will be drawn into the ducts and then get blown out into your house. The humidity will also increase in the ventilation system, which encourages mold growth and will affect indoor comfort.

FINDING OUT IF YOU NEED DUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT

If you can’t see most of your ductwork, how will you know that you should have them either replaced or repaired? The most straightforward way is to schedule professional duct testing. Below are warning signs that it’s time to arrange for testing:

  • There are moldy and musty smells coming from the vents when the air conditioner or heater is running.
  • Odd rattling noises are emanating from the vents, which often mean parts of the ducts have come loose.
  • You notice that your energy bills are rising faster than they should, even though the AC or heater seems to be working fine.
  • There is an increasing amount of dust around your house.

YOU NEED PROFESSIONALS FOR ALL DUCT SERVICES IN GASTONIA

You must never try to fix the air ducts yourself (especially not with duct tape, which actually isn’t useful for ducts despite the name). Only professionals can access the ducts with the right equipment and training to successfully repair them or put in new duct sections. So much rides on have a good ventilation system that you simply can’t afford to go with amateur work.

FSM Heat & Air has the technicians skilled with all aspects of taking care of ducts, starting with testing to see if they need repairs or replacements. Call us today to arrange for service in Gastonia, NC and the surrounding areas.

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