Keeping the air in your home clean and fresh is as easy as scheduling ductwork cleaning or having yours inspected. Not only does regular ductwork maintenance help keep indoor air clean, but it can help your HVAC system run more efficiently too. And when your system is running smoothly, you’ll start seeing a smaller energy bill.
What Is Ductwork?
Ductwork is the part of your home’s air circulation system that carries unconditioned air to your furnace or AC unit to be heated or cooled. Then the ductwork supplies conditioned air back into your home. Without ducts, the HVAC system would have no way to distribute the air in your home.
Pinellas Ductwork Services
To help you stay comfortable at home, we offer all of the services below to residents in Clearwater, Florida, and surrounding cities.
- Ductwork cleaning
- Ductwork installation (and fittings)
- Ductwork replacement
- Ductwork repair
- Ductwork insulation
Types of Ductwork Service We Provide
Rigid ducts can come in various sizes, be made from different materials, and are either cylindrical or rectangular. Since these ducts are rigid, they are not vulnerable to kinds or bends that would otherwise restrict airflow. Rigid ducts aren’t easily torn or punctured either. However, one downside to rigid ductwork is that it doesn’t always fit into tricky spots.
Sheet Metal (Spiral or Rectangular)
The advantages of sheet metal ducts include mold resistance due to their nonporous material and their durability. Sheet metal ducts can help keep your air clean for longer.
However, sheet metal ducts are vulnerable to leaks where two sections meet.
Sheet metal ductwork can be lined with fiberglass on interior or exterior walls to help insulate air. This insulation can also help prevent condensation from forming and helps muffle your HVAC system.
Although it does great at keeping air insulated, fiberglass ducts do require extra attention. They can deteriorate over time, causing fiberglass particles to enter your air. It’s also harder to keep clean since cleaning methods can damage the integrity of the lining. Before attempting to clean fiberglass ducts on your own, contact our professionals.
Made from compressed fiberglass fibers, fiberboard ducts are great insulators that do not require additional insulation. Of the duct materials offered, this choice is the least expensive to install.
However, fiberboard ducts are vulnerable to mold and mildew build-up. This option also threatens the efficiency of your HVAC system. Fiberboard material is rough, which means increased friction as air moves through your system. The result could be a higher energy bill.
Typically made from steel wire helixes and covered in plastic, most flexible ducts feature insulation that keeps the air at the desired temperature. This type of ductwork can also keep air cleaner compared to its fiberglass counterparts. Plastic is naturally resistant to mold and rust, so you have less of a chance of breathing harmful pathogens. As the name suggests, these ducts are flexible and can be maneuvered to fit into awkward or tight spaces.
Since they’re great in tight spaces, they’re also vulnerable to kinks and bends that may restrict air flow, which hurts your system’s efficiency. Flexible ductwork is also more prone to punctures.
Keep Indoor Air Clean & Energy Bills Low
Residents in Clearwater don’t have to go far or wait long to get professional ductwork services. Just contact Pinellas. We’re your friendly, local HVAC service providers. Our team has the tools and expertise to help your HVAC system run better.