The flow of air in and out of your home is an important yet little thought of necessity for every building. The way air moves around your house is through a system of passages known as ductworks. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) deliver and remove air by way of these ducts. This ensures your home as a high air quality as well as the ideal temperature for comfort and safety. At Mountain Air Heating and Cooling in Winchester, Va (and surrounding areas), we install ductworks that are highly efficient and help to minimize potential health problems.

Duct Installation

Ducts often fill the empty space between the ceilings and the floors of your house. This is called plenum space. The system of ducts allows for the passage of air throughout the multiple rooms of the building. A well-installed ductwork will keep the air in your home well circulated. This ensures that your house is evenly heated or cooled and that the air is fresh and clean. Proper installation is absolutely necessary for your home to have high quality, clean air. The plenum space can potentially be a breeding ground for mildew, mold, and other bacteria meaning that the air you breathe is polluted and could be harmful to your health.

Additionally, dust and debris can accumulate in these spaces over time. Moreover, if the ducts are not airtight, the entire system will be inefficient. Heat will be lost in the winter and cold air lost in the summer. This can ultimately add hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to your heating bill. For best results, a professional should install your air ducts. At Mountain Air Heating and Cooling, we guarantee that our certified technicians will install the ducts so that the system remains clean, airtight, and free from any debris.

Duct Repair and Maintenance

The most straightforward sign that something is wrong with your ducts is uneven heating or cooling in different rooms of the house. Another obvious sign is if your heating bills are inordinately high. Less easy to detect are changes in the air quality or increased signs of coughing, allergies, or breathing difficulties. For any of these situations or for any other reason you might suspect that your ductworks are not working at 100%, give us a call. Not only will we give you a free cost estimate but also, if you choose to work with us, we will quickly diagnose and repair any problems we find.

We also offer discounted annual maintenance plans to clean and maintain your home’s ducts. This will ensure that the air your breath is healthy and clean. It also may save your from very expensive repairs in the future.

Things to Think About When Installing a New Duct System:

Cost – The costs of installation generally depend on the size of your house and the material used.

Materials – Strong, flexible material such as aluminum is generally considered the best option although there are others available. We can help advise you which materials will be best suited for your home.

Efficiency – The more direct a duct system is, the more efficiently it will distribute air throughout your home. This will help you save money on your heating bill.

Carbon Monoxide – Established best practices advise people to install carbon monoxide detectors in homes to warn the residents if the CO levels get too high.

To learn more about how Mountain Air Heating and Cooling can assist you, feel free to call or email us. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.