AC Duct Repair and Redesign Services for Jacksonville and Surrounding Areas
It's easy to forget about your ducts, but you shouldn't ignore them. They play an essential role in forced air heating and cooling systems. If there is any problem with your ductwork, even the best HVAC equipment won't keep your Jacksonville, FL, home comfortable.
Dysfunctional Ducts Hurt HVAC Systems
Think of your air conditioner, heat pump and furnace as the heart of your HVAC system. Now imagine ductwork as the circulatory system. Just like veins and arteries, ducts can get clogged. Dirt, toxins, and debris can collect there and inhibit airflow. Weak airflow makes the blower motor work harder than it should, and that strains the entire system. Meanwhile, restricted airflow in the return ducts hurts the compressor. Installing a new heating or cooling system without re-configuring the ducts can even damage new equipment.
Dirty Ducts Pollute Indoor Air
The dark environment in ducts attracts unwanted elements. Ducts can be a repository for viruses, bacteria, dust mites, rodents, insects, dander, pet fur, pollen and dirt. The contents of your ducts don't just stay there; they become a part of the air supply, entering your home whenever the blower fan is activated. These airborne pollutants can make you sick. Breathing in these toxins can cause:
- Headaches and dizziness
- Burning, light-sensitive watery eyes
- Scratchy throat
- Sinus infections
- Rashes and dry skin
- Fatigue and inability to focus
- Respiratory problems
According to the American College of Allergies, "Fifty percent of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air." These toxins also affect your HVAC system. By some estimates, up to 90 percent of HVAC system failures are due to effects of dust and dirt accumulation.
Leaky and Undersized Ducts Increase Utility Bills
Ducts can develop leaks over time. Heated or cooled air forced through the system can escape through any air duct leak. To compensate for the loss, your heating or cooling equipment works harder, and that drives up utility bills. The extra strain on your HVAC reduces equipment performance significantly, so your Jacksonville home feels less comfortable. Our heating and AC duct repair services include sealing these leaks to keep pollutants out, comfort high and utility bills low.
At Cool R Us, Inc A/C & Heating, we know how important it is to have clean, sealed, unobstructed and properly sized ducts. We can clean your ductwork, seal any air duct leak, design or even redesign ductwork to support your HVAC equipment. We'll keep the air in your Jacksonville, Orange Park, or St. Augustine, Florida, home fresh and clean.
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