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Duct Repair and Replacement Services in Buffalo, NY
The ducts are a key part to any heating and air conditioning system in Buffalo, NY: carrying conditioned air from the central system itself to the various corners of your home. They can function without trouble for years, since they’re usually hidden in crawlspaces or behind walls and thus protected from damage. But when they do cause trouble, it can be hard to spot the signs of a problem, and when that moment occurs, you need to get them fixed quickly to keep energy bills manageable.
At Roy's Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we know that ducts serve an important purpose in your HVAC system, and we can repair and replace damaged ducts as effectively as we cover the rest of your heating and air conditioning system. If you detect the signs of trouble with the ducts on your Buffalo, NY home, contact us to discuss solutions. We will treat your home with care and give you a thorough diagnosis of the problem. We take the worry away!
Why Are Leaky Ducts a Problem?
When air escapes your ducts from a leak, or unconditioned air is pulled in, it reduces the effectiveness of the system. The same thing happens when a broken duct slows down the flow of air from the ducts. It forces your HVAC system to work harder than it should, elevating your monthly bills and raising the risk of a breakdown in some other parts of the system.
But it can get even worse. If a leak or blockage keeps heated air or cooled air in the system, it can cause individual components to overheat, frost to form on the coils, and similar serious problems with your system. The moment you realize there’s a problem with your ducts, shut down the system before the damage has any more time to spread.
Signs of Air Duct Leaks
Problems with your ducts usually involve either a blockage of some sort, or a breach or leak. In both cases, you should be able to detect the signs of a problem buy watching for unusual symptoms in your Buffalo, NY home. They can include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Whistling sounds, humming sounds and other noises coming from odd places. They will usually start or stop with the starting and stopping of your air conditioning or heating system.
- Reduced airflow coming from the affected vents.
- Air that is warmer or cooler than you might otherwise want it.
- Warm spots or cool spots on the wall.
- Unexpected spikes in your monthly energy bill.
Repair or Replace?
In some cases, the problem with your ducts can be repaired: with a fitted part, a sealant like duct mastic, or just a thorough cleaning out of whatever is causing blockage in the ductwork. In other cases, the duct itself is so damaged that a new section needs to be put in its place. Whatever the solution, it needs to happen quickly, so that your HVAC system can get up and running again.
No matter what, you want a trained and experience technician to make the proper determination, then perform the repair or replacement service with courtesy and care. Your ducts are more important that they may appear. Trust the right team to get them repaired or replaced properly.