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Air Quality and Ductwork

Ductwork Installation | 3H Contracting Inc.

Air Duct Repair and Sealing in Tampa, FL

Healthy HVAC Requires Healthy Air Ducts

Ductwork matters. The ductwork in your home circulates the heated and cooled air, and affects your air quality. Poorly sized or installed ductwork affects your HVAC capabilities and can put a strain on your heating and cooling equipment, costing you more than necessary in energy costs.

The good news? 3H AC takes the guesswork out of your ductwork… done and done.

Signs Your Air Ducts Need Attention

Tampa is susceptible to severe weather conditions, such as hurricanes and tropical storms. As a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of the signs that your HVAC system or air ducts may need to be repaired or replaced.
Most Tampa residents are aware that their HVAC system needs regular maintenance in order to run efficiently and avoid costly repairs. However, many people don’t realize that their air ducts also should be inspected on a yearly basis.
Over time, air ducts can become clogged with dust, pet hair, and other debris. This not only reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system it can lead to poor indoor air quality.
A professional air duct inspection can help to identify any areas that need to be repaired. In addition, inspecting your air ducts on a regular basis and looking out for signs of deterioration can help prolong the life of your HVAC system.
One of the most common signs of a problem is uneven temperatures in different rooms or lack of airflow. This can be caused by a variety of factors, but it is often indicative of a leaky duct.
Here are some sure signs that your air ducts may need attention:

Higher Than Average Heating And Cooling Bills

Your home’s HVAC system is one of the most important pieces of equipment when it comes to energy efficiency and comfort.

If you’ve noticed that your energy bills have been higher than normal recently, it could be a sign that your heating and cooling system is in need of a tune-up. Damaged air ducts can cause your energy bills to increase. 

As your HVAC system struggles to compensate for the loss of heated or cooled air, unfortunately, a high energy bill is a strong indicator that a repair service is needed.

A little preventative maintenance such as cleaning your vents can help. Keeping your vents clean by periodically making sure you change your HVAC filters can assist your HVAC system to run smoothly.

But HVAC systems are complex, and a small problem can lead to inefficiencies such as a leaky duct or contaminants wasting your HVAC system energy.


Loud Noises Coming From The Ducts

There is nothing good about loud noises coming from an HVAC unit. A service call to us at 3H AC is necessary if you hear banging or rattling sounds. Unusual noise coming from your furnace or air conditioner is not normal.
Loose sections of your air duct system can cause the ducts to flex and expand due to air temperature changes which can cause noises coming from the ducts of your HVAC system.

Low Air Flow From Your Vents

If you’ve noticed that the air coming out of your vents seems weaker than usual, it could be a sign that your HVAC system and ductwork need some attention. Low airflow can be caused by a variety of issues.
These issues can include clogged air filters or a problem with the blower motor. In some cases, low airflow can also be a sign of more serious problems, such as damaged ductwork or improper duct installation

Air Duct Services We Offer

Having a properly working HVAC system is the key to comfort. Preventing the slowdown of your heating and cooling system is necessary. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, clearing excessive debris and in some cases, rodents is always a good idea. The health of your duct system will enhance the air quality of your home. For a healthy cooling system and heating system, we offer the following air duct services:

Air Duct Sealing

One of the most common signs that you need an HVAC service is when your air ducts need to be sealed. Over time, ductwork can develop leaks, which can cause a drop in air pressure and lead to increased energy bills. 

In addition, duct leaks can allow contaminants such as dust and pollen to enter your home. These contaminants can worsen allergies and respiratory conditions, and sealing your ducts can assist in keeping your home air quality healthy.

Air Duct Repair

Living in Florida, the last thing you want is an air duct repair during one of the warmest summer days or coldest winter nights. Getting your air ducts inspected regularly and repaired immediately in case of needed repairs is recommended.

Once repaired, you can enjoy improved airflow and increased efficiency, both of which can lead to lower energy bills. In addition, regular maintenance of your air ducts can help to extend the lifespan of your HVAC system and prevent future problems.

Air Duct Replacement

Over time, your HVAC system’s air ducts can become damaged or corroded. This can be due to normal wear and tear or not maintaining scheduled maintenance of your HVAC system. 

 If you suspect that your air ducts need to be replaced, there are a few things to look for. First, visually check for any holes, cracks, or leaks in the ductwork. 

Additionally, see if any of the joints are loose or coming apart. An air duct replacement is not a DIY project and will need one of our 3H AC techs to do the following:

  • Smart duct design to ensure energy efficiency
  • Proper ductwork installation to ensure the correct airflow
  • Test the new ductwork installation 

It is not necessary for you to check your air ducts alone. Keeping your home healthy and comfortable requires a thorough inspection of your HVAC system.

We Help Your Ductwork Help You. Here's How.

The #1 side effect of poor ducts: duct leaks are expensive! Every time your HVAC system runs, you lose conditioned air to your crawlspace or attic. Ductwork problems can also decrease air quality. At 3H AC, we eliminate those problems with the following services:

  • Duct sealing: We seal all connection points, boots, and registers, so you can say goodbye to duct leakage
  • Duct replacement: Dust, dirt, mold, and dust mites could be living in your ducts. For excessive corrosion, a full replacement obliterates any concerns about contaminants and improves indoor air quality
  • Airflow adjustments: Sagging flex ducts, poor duct installation, or improper register sizing inhibits airflow and creates air quality problems. We make adjustments to your ductwork to achieve the proper pressure balance and improve comfort

Save money and boost energy efficiency with smart air duct design. You will also improve comfort, and make your HVAC equipment last longer. At 3H AC, we’re duct system fanatics. Here’s how we make great ductwork a reality:

  • Ductwork design: When ductwork causes pressure imbalances, poor indoor air quality, or uneven temperatures, redesigning it is a great move. We design ductwork according to Manual D, the proper ACCA industry standard
  • Ductwork installation: Want proper airflow, proper static pressure, and consistent temperatures throughout your home? So do we. We install hard pipe ducts and flexible ducts with quality connectors – no sagging, no bending
  • Test, test, test: After installing new ductwork, we perform various tests to determine pressure balance and ensure minimal leakage. Our ductwork sealing achieves 5% - 30% leakage elimination. New installations are close to 0% - Period

What Our Clients Say

Jason W.

Central Florida

My experience with 3H AC was amazing. Daniel called me back within minutes after letting them know about my air conditioner not working. I called them at 1:30 p.m. on a Saturday. He arrived by 3 p.m. and by 3:30 my AC was running again. And the charge was minimal and fair.

Dino D.

Tampa, Florida

I had my AC compressor kicking on and off on a Saturday night. I called 3H AC and Brian responded within minutes. He walked me through the process and had me running in less than 10 minutes. I’ve been with 3H AC for over 7 years and wouldn’t change their company for the world. Brian’s company is world-class!

Tampa Air Duct Experts

Properly working air ducts are vital to the health and safety of your family. If you have any concerns about the condition of your air ducts or think you may need to replace your air ducts, we can help.

The importance of maintaining your home’s HVAC system cannot be overstated. Properly cleaning and sealing the air ducts will help prevent poor-quality airflow that can lead to a number of problems. 

Schedule a visit today, and let us help you ensure that your home is safe and healthy for years to come.

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