Duct Repair & Replacement Services
Air Duct Repair & Replacement Services
An entirely new HVAC system can be costly. There are times when it will be necessary to replace your system, but here at Smoak’s, we believe in forging long-term relationships with our customers. Therefore, we take all care to determine if we can make less-expensive repairs first rather than replacing an entire system.
When we come to your house to perform a diagnostic of your HVAC system, we run through a standard series of tests, including:
- Installing or troubleshooting the system
- Inspecting easily accessible ducts for obvious air leaks
- Inspecting the flue and venting locations
- Checking the temperature across the system for proper fan speed
- Checking airflow across the system
- Checking CO2 at venting endpoints
- Finding the source of the issue
- Determining whether the system has enough useful life left to repair; if the system is old, it will probably have to be replaced.
- Ensuring your current or replacement system is the right size for your home or business.
- If replacing, discussing the installation of an energy-efficient system, as this will result in lower energy bills over time and longer system life
- Establishing a routine preventative maintenance plan on your HVAC system to keep your system running smoothly for as long as possible.
A system that is installed correctly and with high-quality materials has a useful life expectancy of 8-12 years. Depending on your system’s age, replacing it might be more cost-effective than repairing it
Mold in your home is serious; it can cause all sorts of illnesses, including respiratory, mental confusion, and general malaise. If your ducts are made of plastic and have mold, they should be replaced, as mold cannot be cleaned off plastic.
If the system in your house was built using cheap materials, or if it is just a poor design, replacing those materials with high-quality ones will dramatically affect how efficiently your system operates. A substandard design may be salvageable with some specific repairs, but a replacement is probably the best solution if the design is inferior.