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The ductwork in your home is an intricate system that includes supply ducts, which deliver conditioned air to different rooms, and return ducts, which transport air back to the HVAC system. Leaky ducts may lose so much air that air conditioner efficiency can be reduced by as much as 40%. Old ducts are most at risk, especially those in your attic or basement.
Cardinal Plumbing provides air duct sealing services in Northern Virginia to restore your ventilation system and A/C system efficiency. We serve customers in Sterling, Alexandria, Woodbridge, Lorton, Reston, Gainesville, Manassas, and other communities.
The most common issues we see with duct systems include:
Leaky Ducts: It’s not uncommon for small cracks to develop in air ducts. These breaks can cause air to leak and draw in stale attic or crawlspace air, circulating it into the living space. A simple repair can resolve a musty smell or potential air quality issues.
Uninsulated or Poorly Insulated Ducts: With no/poor duct insulation, air can lose heat quickly as it passes through cold attic duct lines. Uninsulated ductwork can also quickly heat chilled air before it ever reaches your living space.
Imbalanced Ductwork: Poorly installed, improperly located, or misshapen ducts can affect air distribution. The result can be low temperature regulation, in which some rooms are too hot and others are too cold.
Safety: Air duct leakage can cause a pressure imbalance, which can push air from furnaces, gas ranges, wood stoves, and other combustion appliances back into your home. This can result in carbon monoxide exposure and general poor indoor air quality.
When Is It Time to Install New Air Ducts?
In terms of HVAC efficiency, sealing and repairing air ducts can improve performance. However, if your ductwork is more than 15 years old, replacing it can avoid issues such as pest infestations or collapsed ducts. If you have high energy bills and can’t explain why, leaks in ductwork may be causing you to lose energy. Small gaps or holes that allow air to leak can also let in dust, pollen, and other contaminants, which can trigger allergies, asthma, or other health problems. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to install new air ducts.
Contact Cardinal Plumbing Today
An experienced professional can inspect your ductwork and provide air duct sealing and repair services whenever possible. At Cardinal Plumbing, our technicians fix air ducts for homeowners throughout Northern Virginia. We offer same day service and unbeatable financing. If you are experiencing signs of air duct leakage, book your appointment online or call us today at 703-721-8888.
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