Ductwork systems are placed throughout your home as a means of distributing heated air from your HVAC system: cool air in the summer time and warm air in the winter. When those ducts suffer damage, they can seriously affect the performance of your HVAC system. Breaches can cost you lost conditioned air, as well as bringing in unconditioned air to blunt the efficiency of your system. Furthermore, dents and divots in the ductwork can reduce airflow, which further drains the effectiveness of your system. Here in Culver City, duct repair services can usually fix such problems, but it helps if you the homeowner understand how professionals repair damaged ducts.
The first step is to locate the source of the breach or damage. They can do this by checking the air flow in ducts at the vents, by listening for whistling or rattling noises of air escaping, and by physically examining the ducts when possible. In some cases, this can be performed by sending a flexible line with a video camera at the end to examine the duct from the inside.
Once the problem area has been identified, the technician can then size the repair and determine the best way to fix it. In some cases, it can be sealed simply by reattaching a loose fitting or seal. This is often the case for breaches that occur at joints and fittings between parts. In cases where the breach lies elsewhere along the line, the technician can seal it with comparable material laid over the opening. (This is one of the reasons why you can’t simply use duct tape; it will loosen with the temperature changes caused by conditioned air.) They can cut the material to be properly sized for whole, then use duct work mastic or similar sealants to ensure it stays closed.
In those cases, you need the right technician to perform the job, someone who knows how professionals repair damaged ducts and can do so in a manner that will last for a long time. Duct repair services in Culver City are offered by the experts at JW Heating & Air. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!