You are probably unaware of what a vital role your Bainbridge Island, WA home’s air ducts play in keeping your home healthy and comfortable.
Your air ducts, or ductwork, snake their way through ceilings, rooms, and floors, connecting your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to every room in your Washington home. Air ducts are typically installed out of sight but should never be kept completely out of mind.
Neglected ductwork can circulate dust, bacteria, mold, and dirt along with the heated and cooled air throughout your home. Improperly installed or sealed air ducts force your HVAC system to work harder and that may cost you more money in energy bills.
You can trust Dana’s Heating & Cooling, a family-owned full-service HVAC company, to keep your air ducts clean and maintained. Our HVAC specialists are trained professionals who are certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Performance Tested Comfort Systems (PTCS). Our electricians are licensed and compliant with Washington State. We have the expertise and experience to handle all your HVAC needs and pride ourselves on being prompt as well as getting the job done in a timely fashion with quality workmanship.
Duct Sealing and Testing
One way dust and debris enter your home’s ductwork is through cracks and holes in the system. Heated and cooled air can leak out of your air ducts using that same route. If neglected, those unsealed connections and holes will compromise air quality in your home and cause energy loss that can translate into higher utility bills.
Our experts at Dana’s Heating & Cooling can pinpoint leaks with special equipment that pressurizes your ductwork and calculates air loss. Through our testing, we also can point out air leakage in other areas of your home, such as leaks coming from your windows and doors.
Testing helps determine if sealing and repair is the best approach or if duct replacement is a better solution. Either way, our experts will provide a detailed work plan with an accurate cost estimate, so you understand the process every step of the way.
Duct Repairs and Maintenance
Call us if you experience any trouble with your air ducts. You do not want a small, repairable issue to turn into a bigger problem for your HVAC system. Our repair experts will diagnose the problem and offer solutions to fix your system promptly and with quality workmanship.
Preventative maintenance extends your HVAC system’s service life and keeps it running smoothly and efficiently. Cleaning your ductwork on a regular basis and inspecting it for leaks will go a long way toward keeping this vital component of your HVAC system running smoothly.
Ask our knowledgeable and friendly team about our preventative maintenance agreement plan, the Ultimate Savings Agreement (USA), that can help you save money while we keep your equipment in top shape. We offer something for every need and budget, knowing how important maintenance is to the comfort, health, and safety of your home.
How often should I clean my air ducts?
The National Air Ducts Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends cleaning your ducts every three to five years on average. If you recently had some work done in your home, like a remodel or an addition, or if you have pets or someone smokes, you should consider having it done more regularly.
How can I tell if my air ducts need sealing?
Industry standards recommend you have your air ducts inspected for cleanliness, cracks, and leaks every two years. Our professionals have specialized equipment to pressurize your duct system and measures the amount of leakage, which signifies if a seal and insulate is needed.
Signs to look out for on your own that could indicate a need for duct sealing are increased energy bills, ever-present dust in your home, uneven heating and cooling throughout the house, and visible tears or holes in your ducts.
Can I seal my air ducts myself with duct tape?
At Dana’s Heating & Cooling, we never recommend sealing your air ducts with duct tape. It just does not prevent air leaks and its adhesive typically wears off within a year. Mastic sealant is a better option, but we recommend talking with one of our duct sealing experts to discuss the best options for your individual situation.
What is your process for cleaning my air ducts?
Our professionals clean all your registers and grilles, as well as the inside of each return and supply opening, using an extremely powerful vacuum in combination with specialized air tools. We clean your entire air duct system, including the blower and evaporator coil if applicable.
Our team, when necessary, can also clean your HVAC system’s heat exchanger where carbon and soot can build up. We pride ourselves on having the most powerful duct cleaning trucks you will find in the Bainbridge Island, WA area. When we clean your air ducts, you can trust we will get them clean! Being sure you have clean air to breathe in your home is a priority to us.
Do ducts need maintenance?
Yes, your air ducts need regular maintenance. Since your ductwork is critical to your indoor air quality and your HVAC system’s operation, being sure your ducts are in optimum shape in critical. You need to be sure they do not have leaks, rust, or detachments. Having our specialists inspect them on a regular basis is important. Talk to one of our team members about our Ultimate Savings Agreement (USA) and how we can help monitor your home’s HVAC maintenance.
We Are Your Air Ducts Experts
At Dana’s Heating & Cooling, our professionals know air ducts. When you need help with your ductwork, there is no one here in the Bainbridge Island, WA, Washington, area with more experience and knowledge than our experts. Call us at 360.226.7369 or request service online today.