Indoor Air Quality
Air Duct Services in New Braunfels, TX
If you use a central AC, furnace, or heat pump, then that means your HVAC system relies on a set of ducts and air vents to distribute air through your New Braunfels home. Ducts can efficiently provide your entire home with heated or cooled air, but there’s one thing you have to keep in mind: every part of your HVAC system will need occasional maintenance, including the ducts. If your ducts develop leaks, it can become a significant source of inefficiency.
Of course, we at Thayer Air Conditioning wouldn’t install and repair HVAC systems if we didn’t also provide air duct services. We believe in treating residents of New Braunfels and the surrounding areas with old fashioned values and innovative service. That means providing all the services you could need to keep your HVAC costs low and affordable, and doing it all with the latest in HVAC tech. You can count on our licensed and NATE-certified technicians to perform a job well done—we promise it with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.
Contact us today to schedule a free estimate for air duct services. Your comfort is our #1 priority!
Why Do Air Ducts Need Service?
At first, it seems strange to think your air ducts would need service. After all, they don’t have any moving parts, they remain out of sight, and they simply facilitate the passage of air—so why would you ever need duct repair?
In truth, even ducts aren’t invincible, and there are a few ways that they can suffer damage:
- Sealants and adhesives holding the ducts together can deteriorate over time, thus creating a leak.
- Rodents and pests can chew through flexible ductwork.
- Clumsy work in the attic or crawlspace is a common cause of ducts being knocked loose, thus creating leaks or tears.
If any of these issues are particularly bad, duct repair may not be enough. A full-on duct replacement might be required to fix the issue. This is also true if the ducts were badly installed in the first place, which can cause efficiency issues and create too much pressure in the ducts.
You Can’t Ignore Duct Leaks
Duct leakage is a serious problem, responsible for losing up to 30% of the air that flows through the ducts. With enough leaks, blasting your AC or heater during a bad season will directly waste over a quarter of your energy used on the HVAC units. Not only that, but consider that these leaks will prevent your home from receiving that air—the unit will have to work longer than usual to satisfy the thermostat’s demands. Duct leakage combined with a running system is a recipe for large increases in your energy bill.
Duct testing is the only way to pinpoint these leaks and have them fixed. Our technicians will use professional tools and methods to test the pressure in the ducts, track down the source of leaks, and then seal them with the appropriate sealant or epoxy. If there are too many leaks, it may be determined that duct sealing is not going to be a cost-effective solution. In that case, duct replacement will be better for restoring your efficiency.
Comprehensive Air Duct Services in New Braunfels
Duct testing can only be done by the pros, so don’t rely on anyone but the licensed and NATE-certified experts of Thayer Air Conditioning to diagnose your duct issues. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate for duct sealing and testing.