Ductwork is the system of tubing that your HVAC system uses to circulate air throughout your home or commercial building. Your HVAC system is designed to keep the air inside your home or business comfortable and healthy. It does this by pulling in the air and removing dust, smoke, allergens, moisture, and odors. Then, it supplies and circulates hot or cold air and monitors changes in temperature so that the unit cycles on and off as necessary.

However, to work properly, the ductwork must be maintained. The team at Ward Plumbing, Heating, and Air has the experience and expertise to take care of all of your HVAC and plumbing needs.

What is ductwork?

Ductwork typically, it is hidden away behind walls, ceilings, or floors, quietly fulfilling its duties. If it continues to work properly, most home and business owners forget all about it. However, it is important to have your ductwork inspected and maintained.

If you can’t remember the last time, you had your ductwork inspected, you may need to schedule a service call. This will help you avoid expensive repairs in the future.

What is the problem with dirty ductwork?

Your HVAC system filters a lot of air, and over time, dust and other debris collect in the duct. Also, if you’ve ever done any major remodeling in your home, your ducts have probably collected additional debris.

For people with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues, dirty ductwork can trigger reactions and irritate sinuses, especially during the winter months. It can also reduce the efficiency of your system, which can cause your energy costs to increase. The expert technicians at Ward Plumbing, Heating, and Air can help. Our WardGuard maintenance plan includes ductwork inspection and cleaning- which will help you breathe easier in more than one way.

Rust spots & loose connections

The most common material used for HVAC ductwork is galvanized sheet metal. While it is corrosion-resistant, it is not resistant to rust- especially if it has been exposed to excess moisture. Rust eats through the metal and can create holes in the ductwork or cause connections between sections to become loose. Both problems result in cooled or warmed air being leaked into the framework of your home.

In smaller spaces or where new ductwork has been added, our technicians often find smaller sections of flexible ductwork that are not made of galvanized sheet metal. Over time, these sections may loosen- so it’s important to have them inspected.

How Ward Plumbing, Heating, and Air Can Help

At Ward Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we encourage our customers to make a small investment by signing up for our WardGuard maintenance plan. This plan includes inspections, cleanings, discounts, and so much more to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency, as well as increase the life expectancy of your system.

We have been customers in Western North Carolina for more than 40 years and have the experience and expertise to handle all your HVAC and plumbing needs. Our technicians are trained to properly inspect, clean, repair, and replace ductwork and install ductwork in new construction or new additions to your home or business.

Also, by signing up for WardGuard, you don’t have to worry about remembering to schedule your annual maintenance. We will call you when it’s time.

Call Us Today

If you have a home or business in Western North Carolina, give the team at Ward Plumbing, Heating, and Air contact us today. We have the experience and expertise to install and service most brands- and to help you determine the best system for your home or commercial building. If you have an HVAC or plumbing emergency, we are available 24/7.