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Air Duct Replacement in Northern Virginia

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Deteriorated, damaged, or poorly installed ductwork can cause many problems in the home. Each air duct allows conditioned air to circulate throughout the interior, but hidden problems can dramatically reduce air quality and cause a range of HVAC performance issues.
Fortunately, you can depend on Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air Inc. for air duct replacement and professional installation. Our work is covered under a 1-year labor warranty.
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Air Duct Replacement and Upgrades in Sterling

We are trusted throughout Sterling, Reston, Gainesville, Alexandria, and across Northern Virginia to replace old ducts and design and install new air ducts for homeowners. Known for reliable same-day service, we can ensure your air is clean and heating and cooling system runs efficiently. A well designed, functional ventilation system goes a long way in improving your comfort, health, and peace of mind. If you’re making additions or extensive modifications to your home, we can perform professional duct upgrades to meet all your needs.

Common Issues with Air Ducts

Our technicians are familiar with a few common issues that affect residential ductwork. These include:
  • square box Leakage: You may be losing as much as 40% of circulating air due to holes and tears in air ducts. This can make your air conditioning system very inefficient. Oftentimes, leakage issues can be corrected with professional sealing.
  • square box Dirt: Dust, air pollutants, viruses, and bacteria can collect in ducts and then recirculate back inside your home. The concentration of pollutants can be many times more than outside, making indoor air quality a major concern.
  • square box Mold Growth: Excess moisture can allow mold to grow in areas you never see. Mold can then spread throughout the system, cause blockages, or release harmful toxins. Periodic duct inspections are therefore crucial in spotting any trouble.
  • square box Smoke Damage: If there has been a fire in your home, chances are smoke made its way into the ductwork. At the very least, smoke particles will collect with other debris and can cause metal surfaces in air ducts to corrode. Rusting is a serious problem for old ducts as well.
  • square box Poor Design: Design flaws include equipment not properly sized for your home, grills and registers that aren’t properly sealed, and flexible plastic ducts that are crushed, twisted, or kinked. These issues can cause serious problems with air circulation.

Do You Need to Replace Your Air Ducts?

An inadequate duct system can cause even the best rated HVAC systems to run inefficiently. Even if the rest of your air conditioning equipment is properly sized, it cannot function at peak capacity if the duct system doesn’t supply and return the right amount of air. Replacing air ducts is therefore an important job. You should consider replacement if your home is old and still has its original ducts. Leakage due to physical damage as well as smoke damage, water damage, and rusting are all reasons to consider replacing your air ducts. Dirty fiberboard ducts should be replaced as should flexible ducts that have developed mold. Replacement can resolve many issues and also allows you to benefit from newer and more efficient air ducts.

Contact Cardinal Plumbing for Air Duct Upgrades

Whether you are considering an upgrade or have an urgent need for air duct replacement, Cardinal Plumbing is the contractor to trust. Our highly experienced technicians have the knowledge and training to replace air ducts in any sized home, so any type of HVAC system can run at peak capacity. We provide same-day service, financing, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To learn more or schedule an air duct inspection or replacement, book online or call us at 703-721-8888, today!

Air Duct Replacement Services

When regular maintenance, cleaning and repairs are no longer fixing your air duct issues, it might be time to consider air duct replacement.
Replacing an entire system of air ducts can seem like a daunting task, but the HVAC experts at Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air are available to handle all of your air duct services.
Air ducts have a large impact on the safety and health of your home. While having properly working air ducts may seem inconsequential, ignoring problems can result in safety hazards such as carbon monoxide and poor air quality.
Your home is constantly impacted by chemicals from cooking, cleaning and even bathing products. Having an efficient and safe air duct system is integral for both air quality and the functionality of your HVAC unit.
The first step in having a safe and properly working air duct system is calling Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air to come inspect your air ducts and provide you with a diagnosis for any issues you may be experiencing.
Maintenance vs. Repair vs. Replacement
More often than not, the need for repairs or system replacement can be avoided through regular maintenance. This applies to plumbing, HVAC units and air ducts.
Providing your air ducts with proper care and maintenance is made easy through our Nest Protection Plan. When you choose our protection plan, you can leave regular care such as air duct cleaning and filter replacement to us.
Knowing when your air duct system only requires simple repairs can save you time and money. Signs to look out for when a repair is needed include leaky air ducts, poorly insulated systems or imbalanced ductwork.
Eventually, all air ducts will need replacement. The age of your air ducts and damage caused by smoke, water or rust are the most common causes for air duct system replacements.
Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air is dedicated to providing you with step-by-step solutions to ensure that we provide you with the best possible service to meet your needs and budget.
All of our services are satisfaction guaranteed, and we have flexible financing options to help cover costs.
Professional Air Duct Service in Northern Virginia
From top to bottom, we pride ourselves on serving our community with professional and reliable HVAC and plumbing services.
With locations in Alexandria, Sterling and Gainesville, we service all of Northern Virginia with same-day repairs.
If you find yourself in an emergency situation and need immediate air duct repair, you can rely on Cardinal’s HVAC experts to show up quickly and provide efficient service.
With ongoing training, our HVAC experts are kept up-to-date with new trends and technologies in the industry. Cardinal experts only use the best methods to solve your air duct problems.
Our technicians will show up in uniform and perform contactless service to ensure the safety of our customers. Homeowners will be notified when technicians arrive and upon the completion of work.
When you choose to work with Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air you are choosing to build a relationship that supports the community through our services. That’s because we believe in maintaining safety and comfort in homes and businesses across Northern Virginia.
HVAC Safety
HVAC systems are only as healthy as their parts, that is why having properly working air ducts is essential for a healthy HVAC unit.
By having a technician come out and inspect your air duct issues, you can avoid costly consequences, such as HVAC repairs or replacements.
Replacing your air duct system can have positive effects on your entire HVAC unit. With new, properly working air ducts, your HVAC system can work more efficiently and with less strain, reducing the need for emergency repairs.
Our desire at Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air is to provide our community with reliable experts that provide a safe living and working environment. Whether your air ducts need minor repairs or a complete replacement, our team is here to serve you.
Contact us online or give us a call at 703-721-8888 to discuss how we can service your air ducts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duct sealing lasts anywhere from 10 to 15 years. If you use quality materials and have a professional handle the duct sealing, it could last closer to the end of that range. However, most flex duct systems only last about 15 years and no amount of care will make them last longer. You should ask your HVAC technician about the length of time your duct sealing will last.
Some of the factors that impact the longevity of the seal include the quality of the sealant, the complexity of the ducts, and the use of your heating and cooling system. If you schedule frequent duct cleaning and inspections, you’re less likely to have trouble with your ducts. A professional may be able to identify an issue before your ducts develop a major leak. When it comes to your HVAC ducts, a little maintenance and care goes a long way and can save you money.

On average, sealing up leaky ductwork costs anywhere from $1500 to $4000. This number varies based on the size of the leaks, the amount of leaks, and the rates of your HVAC company. If you have leaky ducts, you should schedule an inspection and repair. A reputable company will be able to give you an estimate on the cost of sealing the ductwork.
If you need a duct replacement, the cost may be higher. It’s important to ask whether or not a replacement is necessary. Your HVAC technician should be able to answer all of your questions about leaky ducts and advise you on the best solution. Sometimes, it makes more sense to replace the ducts than it does seal them. It’s worth mentioning that the energy savings you get by sealing the ducts could pay for the actual repair cost. When you have leaky ducts, you waste money on your utility bills.

If you hear strange sounds coming from your ducts, you could have leaky air ducts. Another obvious sign of air duct leakage is high energy bills. When air escapes out of the ducts, your system wastes energy producing more hot or cold air. Your leaky ducts are likely to result in a spike in your energy bill. It may also cause your system to run frequently. Sometimes, a system with leaky ducts never seems to get the home to the right temperature. As much as it tries to cool your home, it’s unable to keep up with the lost air.
If you have uneven cooling, you might be experiencing leaky ducts. You could have air escaping the ducts before it reaches a certain room of your home. If you have concerns, don’t hesitate to call a professional. They can examine your ducts and determine the best way to proceed and get your ducts sealed.

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