Perhaps the most overlooked part of your home’s HVAC system is the ductwork. Often hidden behind walls, ceilings, or in the attic, but it is just as responsible for the comfort of your home as the more visible parts of the system. Because of its unseen nature, it is often forgotten, but without proper upkeep, it can become a drag on the efficiency of your HVAC system. Did you know that faulty or damaged ductwork is the number one cause of decreased efficiency in home HVAC systems? Yup – it’s true. Luckily, My Father’s Mechanical is the San Antonio, TX, expert on ductwork, and can provide regular maintenance or repair for every inch of it in your home or business.
Ductwork Damage in San Antonio, TX
The ductwork in your home or business can become damaged due to age, poor original construction, and even rodent or insect damage. If and when this happens, it will affect your HVAC system in two important ways:
- Leaks or damage in your ductwork can result in the loss of heated or cooled air produced by your HVAC unit before it reaches the interior of your home. This means your HVAC has to work harder to keep your home at the desired temperature, which in turn raises your heating and cooling costs.
- Leaks in the ductwork can release contaminants into the air in your home or business, including dust, mold, bacteria, and other airborne allergens.
Higher heating and cooling costs and stuff floating in the air? No thanks. In rarer cases, damaged ductwork can even result in “back-drafting,” where combustible gases from your HVAC unit can be released into your home, rather than vented outside. Suddenly, in your home or business, it can seem like a priority, doesn’t it? My Father’s Mechanical has the trained technicians who will make sure your ducts are in proper working order.
Ductwork Sealing & Repair in San Antonio, TX
Having your home or business’ ductwork operating at the highest level makes a lot of sense. It can reduce heating and cooling costs, and keep dangerous allergens and other gases from contaminating the air in your home. If you’ve noticed higher bills or particulates in the air, it might be time to have your ductwork looked at. The good news is that ductwork repair is relatively inexpensive, and once a leak or damage is identified, we can get it fixed quickly, cheaply, and with minimal interference to your home life. A trained HVAC technician will check the following things when inspecting your ductwork:
- Airflow through the system
- Carbon dioxide output in ventilation
- Proper fan speed/temperature rise check
- Duct check for air leaks
Any problems found can usually be handled quickly and easily, and will help with the temperature, breathability of your air and help keep heating and cooling costs down.
Ductless Mini-Splits in San Antonio, TX
My Father’s Mechanical also specializes in the installation of ductless mini-split A/C systems. These systems ignore the traditional ductwork and instead, offer mini A/C units with their own fans and evaporators for each room in your home or business. Ductless mini-split A/C systems are becoming increasingly popular, and My Father’s Mechanical in San Antonio is happy to help you decide if this type of system is right for you.
Ductwork Near Me
At My Father’s Mechanical, we know that your ductwork isn’t top-of-mind when it comes to your home’s heating and cooling. But as you now know, it’s important to the quality of the air in your home, as well as the cost of heating or cooling it. In business for over 14 years, we can make sure your home or business’ ductwork is in peak working order. Make an appointment with us today.