Air ducts play a vital role in circulating conditioned air throughout your home. To help improve your Minnesota, home’s airflow and indoor air quality (IAQ), you want your air duct system, or ductwork, at its best.
Do You Have Leaky Ducts?
A correctly installed and well-maintained air duct system provides healthy ventilation and air control. It also helps protect your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Many heating and cooling issues that seem mechanical could trace back to your air ducts.
When there is an issue with your ductwork, leaky ducts are the usual suspects. The US Department of Energy (DOE) finds leaky ducts can lower your monthly energy efficiency by up to 30 percent. If you’ve noticed inconsistencies in ventilation coming from your ductwork, you may have a circulation problem caused by a leak.
Leaky ducts can also have an impact on indoor air quality. Leaks open up your ductwork to unwanted contaminants: dust, moisture (a favorite of mold), bacteria, pests, and more. These contaminants can trigger or exacerbate allergies and asthma.
Think your ducts may have sprung a leak? Here are some giveaways:
- Pricier utility bills, especially during winter or summer
- Noticeably tangled or kinked flexible ducts
- Rooms with difficulty heating or cooling, including inconsistent temperatures
Poor insulation can lead to certain inconsistencies. We recommend casing your air ducts with proper insulation to ensure your ductwork stays consistent throughout your home.
Over time, your air ducts collect dust and debris. Other hidden contaminants like mildew, mold, or pest infestations can negatively impact your indoor air quality.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends cleaning your air ducts every three to five years. You should schedule an immediate cleaning following a remodeling project or if you find unwanted pests like mice or cockroaches in your home. Another important scenario for duct cleaning is mold.
Air Duct Installation or Replacement
If you’re installing a heating and cooling system for the first time—or building a new home addition—our Arctic Mechanical team of experts is ready to assist. We’re diligent every step of the way to ensure your air ducts are done well and complement your Mounds View home.
If you need ductwork for a new home or home addition, feel free to reach out when you’re getting started on the project. We regularly collaborate with other contractors. We can consult and ensure our duct installation fits your design and works as efficiently as possible.
If you think you may need to replace your current ducts, we’re also up to the task. One of our HVAC professionals can take an accurate pressurized reading to determine if there is excessive air loss and recommend whether you need a replacement.
We offer high-quality, well-insulated ductwork that will properly heat and cool your Minnesota, home for years to come. Are you looking for replacement ductwork? We offer free consultations and will give you an upfront estimate—no surprise fees.
And we offer financing options to help with your ductwork investment.
Air Duct Repairs in Mounds View
Are your air ducts struggling to circulate air like they used to? One of our certified experts can give you a precise reading to pinpoint the problem. We can patch or insulate the punctured part of the duct in record time.
Hiccups with your HVAC system, including a clogged air filter or mechanical malfunctions, can cause circulation issues. One of our Arctic Mechanical experts can diagnose and treat any ailment your system might have. We’ll always give you an upfront repair estimate and warranty.
We know emergencies can happen after business hours. That’s why we’re here for you 24/7. If you have an air duct emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us. Your health and safety are top priorities.
Air Duct Maintenance
Regular preventative maintenance is the best thing you can do to protect your ducts and HVAC system. Our air duct professionals can catch issues early before they turn into costly repairs.
During a service visit, one of our experts will use specialized equipment to be sure your air ducts are circulating efficiently. We may also make recommendations to help you save on utilities each month, such as changing your air filter more regularly.
During your HVAC system’s professional inspection, cleaning, and tune-up, we include your air ducts. Optimizing your ductwork helps improve your indoor air quality, promotes system efficiency, and protects the life span of your system.
For further benefits, be sure to ask about joining our Always Arctic Membership. Our professional preventative maintenance plan is tailored to meet your budget and needs. They provide you with priority service, included tune-ups, and discounts on labor, parts, and repairs.
Call Your Air Duct Experts Today
If you think you might have leaky or poorly insulated ducts, call Arctic Mechanical at 612-741-9297 or request service online today. Whatever ductwork issue you may have, we can answer any questions and dispatch a knowledgeable team member from our Mounds View, MN, office to assist you.