Without good ductwork, your home won’t cool or heat as needed. Ductwork has a long lifespan – about 30 years – but it can sustain wear and damage that can affect its performance. Sometimes ductwork hasn’t been installed correctly, so while it may be new, it may not work as it should. No matter the reason, it is likely that at some point during your home ownership you’ll need to call for professional services for your ductwork in Freeport, TX, and it’s important to call the people you can count on: Switzerland Air.
Types of Ductwork Services
There are four main types of ductwork services available for homeowners:
- Duct cleaning
- Duct sanitizing
- Ductwork repair
- Ductwork replacement
When should you call for duct cleaning?
Duct cleaning should be scheduled for your home every 3-5 years, or when you move into a new home. Signs that you may need duct cleaning include visible dust and dirt blowing from your registers, hot-and-cold spots and restricted air flow in your system.
What is duct sanitizing and when do I need it?
Duct cleaning will remove the dust, dirt and debris in your ductwork, but if there are biological contaminants such as mold and mildew, you may want to consider a sanitizing after the cleaning. Sanitizers are applied via fogging, and destroy biological contaminants while also leaving a protective coating that will prevent further growth. Ducts need to be thoroughly cleaned in order to sanitize, so it is recommended that if you want to sanitize your ducts, this should be scheduled in conjunction with a cleaning. Signs you may need sanitizing are unpleasant odors and infestation from insects or animals.
What kind of repairs do ducts need?
Ductwork can develop holes and cracks, and disconnect in sections. Repairs to ductwork usually entail sealing it and reconnecting sections. Signs that you may need ductwork repair are whistling noises coming from your vents, decreased energy efficiency and odors emanating from your ductwork.
When is it time to replace ductwork?
Ductwork replacement may be necessary if the ductwork has become irreparably damaged or too worn to be repaired. Indications that you may need replacement can include a lack of airflow in certain vents, loud noises coming from your vents and/or high energy bills.
The ductwork in your Freeport, TX home can be complex, so it’s important to call professionals whenever you need help. Switzerland Air has trained specialists available 24/7. Call us today!