When installing a new HVAC system, careful evaluation of existing air ducts is especially important. Jewell technicians will assess the ducts and work with you to decide whether they stay, go or get repaired.
HVAC Duct Work Installation
Often, small animals tear holes in the duct work or sections become disconnected. Floor and wall insulation dislodges and lands atop ducts, pushing them down and creating gaps.
In older homes and remodeling projects, twisty duct paths may have served the prior contractor’s convenience but not the homeowner’s best interests. Those extra feet and turns force both warm and cool air to travel greater distances, creating more opportunities for loss.
In many Middle Tennessee homes, the primary duct work is in an exposed or partially exposed crawl space easily infiltrated by animals and the elements. Even then, insulating ducts that are in good shape plus reinforcing the connections may be all you need.
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Do your HVAC ducts need replacing? It depends. That’s why our customers trust us to evaluate their specific circumstances and make honest recommendations.
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What’s in Your HVAC Ducts?
Nashville HVAC systems must filter more than their fair share of pollen, as anyone who has seasonal allergies knows. Pet hair, dander, dust and even bits of paper can lodge in the ducts and reduce system efficiency.
Regular air conditioning service includes attention to the condition of the ducts tasked with maintaining your indoor air quality. Specific situations need immediate attention.
When Should You Clean Your Ducts?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends air duct cleaning when:
- Excessive debris and dust clog the ducts and particles are released into your home from the air supply registers.
- Rodents, insects or other vermin have gotten into the ducts.
- You can see visible mold growth inside the ducts or other components of your heating and cooling system.
Systems infiltrated by moisture should be checked out because mold and other organisms love a bit of water to spread.
Many new Middle Tennessee homeowners like to get HVAC ducts cleaned before they move in. Cleaning ducts is wise after a big remodeling project. Barring unusual circumstances, however, annual duct cleaning is not necessary. At Jewell Mechanical we recommend duct cleaning only when it is needed.
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If you need it, we make sure it is done and done properly.