Green Horizon One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning provides expert air duct repair and duct replacement in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.
Air Duct Repair
The average American household’s duct system has so many holes and cracks that as much as 35% of the cost of heating and air conditioning is lost through the ductwork. Additionally, these flaws can allow dust particles, airborne mold spores, and other allergens to enter into the system and be sent throughout your home.
Having your duct system completely sealed by the expert team at Green Horizon One Hour is a great way to improve your heating and a sees energy efficiency and to help improve the air quality within your home and assure your family’s good health.
The importance of air ducts for energy efficiency
One of the most important factors that may be harming your heating and air conditioning systems energy efficiency is the ductwork. We have found that a large portion of duct systems in homes and businesses were originally installed incorrectly or using substandard materials in order to cut corners. As a result, the heating and cooling systems are inefficient and do not perform to their stated SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating).
One quick and easy way to check the function of your ductwork is to turn the system fan on and go from vent to vent to check the airflow. If you feel a wide variance from one room to the next, it may be a sign that your ducts were not installed as they should and are wasting energy. It also means that you will experience a wide discrepancy in temperature from one room to the next within your home.
The right air ducts for your current heating and AC systems
Another reason the air ducts in your home or business may need to be replaced is if you have upgraded your heating or air conditioning systems and the old ductwork is not adequate for the higher-performing units. Green Horizon One Hour will carefully assess your current duct system to determine if a replacement is necessary or if repairs will improve your ducts’ function.
Looking at the big picture
Our Green Horizon One Hour Whole House Promise means we approach each home as a whole. We believe all of your home’s systems are interconnected and inter-dependent. This holistic approach means we assess overall efficiency and function to prepare a plan that will best suit you and your home. It also means we will not recommend replacing a system if another, less expensive option will deliver similar results.
When duct replacement is required
If duct replacement is necessary, our team will work to complete the project as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, while minimizing the disruption to your daily life. Our experts have more than 20 years of experience and specialize in ENERGY STAR® high-SEER systems. Green Horizon One Hour strives to stay up-to-date and informed on the latest in energy efficiency technologies and is fully licensed.
Think your air ducts may need to be replaced? Call (919) 321-9985 or fill out this form for a free, no-obligation assessment and quote.
Benefits of Duct Replacement
Sometimes ducts are better off being replaced than trying to repair. Issues like mold growth, rust, tears, and normal wear can prompt immediate replacement. Not only will new ducts solve the issue but you may experience additional benefits, including:
- Increased system efficiency. Gaps, tears, and barriers can decrease your system’s efficiency by up to 35%. When ducts are replaced, homeowners tend to experience an instant change to their monthly energy bills. This efficiency not only saves homeowners money in the short term, but it can also save homeowners in the long run. Since the system won’t need to run for as long as new ducts, parts don’t wear out as fast and repairs/replacements become less frequent.
- Increased comfort throughout the home. With new ducts, homeowners will experience an overall increase in environmental comfort within the home. No longer will there be any hot or cold spots in the home, as all ducts will be clear and sealed tight.
The decrease in respiratory/allergy issues. Lastly, allergy sufferers may notice a decrease in symptoms once the ducts are replaced. Holes and gaps in old ductwork may give access to various airborne contaminants, which will circulate around the home. If there was mold in the old ducts, a family will be protected from mold-related illness with new ducts.