Help Your Severna Park, MD Home Go With The Flow With Our Expert Ductwork Services
Faulty ductwork has a significant negative impact on the efficiency of your HVAC system and the comfort and indoor air quality of your home. In fact, when ductwork is not effectively containing the air that’s being distributed through it, it can raise your monthly energy costs by up to 50 percent. Many Severna Park, MD area residents choose Bayside Heating and Cooling for our ductwork services as an affordable alternative to HVAC replacement as improving your ducts will help maximize the efficiency of an existing heating or cooling system.
Does My Ductwork Have Problems?
Here are some signs that suggest your ductwork may have some issues that are costing you comfort and money:
- How Old Is It? - If your ductwork is more than 15 years old, chances are you should have it replaced.
- Have Unpleasant Odors? - Has your home gone from relaxing to reeking? Your ductwork could be to blame.
- Utility Bill Spiking? - If conditioned air is escaping your ductwork, your system has to work harder to hold temperature, which costs you more.
- Does it Whistle While It Works? - Strange whistling sounds, especially when your air conditioner or heater is running, can indicate a leak - or several.
What Ductwork Services Does Bayside Offer?
Duct Repair & Sealing: Over time the elements can have a negative impact on your ductwork, breaking seals and loosening joints to create escape routes for heated or cooled air. Bayside’s duct repair and sealing services repair and strengthen these weak points and eliminate these escape routes.
Duct Installation: Duct installation standards before the late 2000s were almost nonexistent. Homes built before then often have ductwork that’s fastened together with unsealed tape that’s since worn down, creating gaps and leaks. When ductwork has leakage, it allows dirt and dust from the attic to escape and be released into your living space, causing poor indoor air quality and impacting your health.
Duct Sizing: Correct sizing of ductwork is a crucial aspect of your HVAC system’s efficiency. Before the mid-2000’s, sizing formulas did not account for windows, doors, insulation, and other design characteristics of homes that influence heating and cooling needs. Current sizing formulas are much more accurate, reducing the amount of comfort-related complaints from homeowners.