Indoor Air Quality
Duct Repair and Replacement Services in Chicago, IL
The HVAC system of most homes is more extensive than the air conditioner, furnace, and blower. It also consists of lengthy air channels running through the walls and ceilings of the building. (There are ductless systems in homes today as well, but they are not as common.) Although these air ducts remain hidden from sight, they can have a major negative effective on HVAC system performance if they receive damage or were poorly installed and designed in the first place.
At times, your home may need professionals to repair the ductwork and replace duct sections. This is a job that only trained HVAC experts can handle. You’ll find the right people for the job in Chicago, IL and the surrounding areas at Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling. We have decades of experience working with ventilation systems, and we’ll make sure that your home receives the work it needs at a price you can afford.
Signs You Should Arrange for Duct Repair Services
You can’t see much of the ductwork in your home, so how will you know that it needs repairs, or if sections ought to be replaced? There are warning signs to watch for, and here are a few:
- Low air flow and lack of comfort: If you notice hot and cold spots in your house, check on the room vents. A noticeable drop in air flow when the blower is running often means that bad ducts are placing a restriction on air, or else there are extensive leaks in the ductwork.
- Rising utility bills: During a period when the heater or air conditioner is running, make sure that you pay attention to any steep and unexplained rise in your energy bills. This often means defective, damaged ducts that are either placing too much stress on the HVAC system or are allowing heated/cooled air to escape.
- Strange smells from the vents: Damaged ducts will allow outside air from closed–off parts of the house into the ventilation system, which may create detectable musty smells.
When Is Duct Replacement a Good Idea?
This is an unfortunate fact about owning a home: much initial duct installation in residential buildings is of inferior quality. The ducts are often in odds places where they can absorb or lose excess heat, or there are too many bends, turns, and kinks to allow the air to flow naturally. Ducts also wear down with age, so you may already have a house filled with inefficient ductwork and not even know it.
The best way to figure out if you should have sections of the ductwork replaced—or sometimes all of the ventilation system—is to schedule duct testing. This professional procedure measures how well the ducts hold air pressure. Technicians will be able to tell you if duct replacement is the best route. In some case, sealing for the air ducts is a better option.
We Have the Duct Services Your Home in Chicago Needs
Brilliant Electric Heating & Cooling has a long history repairing and replacing ductwork in the Chicago, IL area. Along with repairing and replacing ducts, we also offer duct testing to find the problems you have, and fast duct sealing to make your ventilation system air tight once more. You don’t have to simply let faulty ducts damage your home comfort, run up your bills, and send dust and dirt into the air coming from your vents. Call us today and we’ll set up an appointment to fix your ventilation system. You can depend on our training and years of experience giving our customers exactly what they need.