Ductwork allows hot or cold air from our HVAC systems to travel throughout our homes. When these ducts are clogged or in need of repair, your system’s efficiency can decline and your home’s air quality can be compromised. Fenwick Services offers ductwork installation and repair services to get the air flowing in your home. To receive help with a problem, immediately give us a call at (904) 217-5694 or fill out our Appointment Form.
What Are Air Ducts?
Tucked away behind walls and in ceilings, air ducts are a hidden gem in our homes. HVAC ductwork provides a pathway for warm and cold air to flow from our HVAC systems into different rooms, cooling, and heating as needed. Without proper installation and maintenance, airflow may be hindered and our home’s ability to regulate temperature may fail.
What Is An HVAC Ductwork System Made Of?
While you may think HVAC ductwork is just a series of metal tubes making its way throughout your home, you will be surprised to know just how many components make up this system. Find out what it takes to create a fully functioning HVAC duct system and how maintenance plays an important role in keeping our HVAC systems running:
Stack Boots and Head Stacks
These are thin, rectangular structures that allow the HVAC ductwork to position vertically in walls and between joints. These stacks bring airflow to different levels of the home.
Plenums are responsible for air circulation throughout the home. There are two types, return and supply that help provide your home with even air circulation and distribution.
Supply vents are typically in the ceiling of your home and supply hot and cold air to the rooms throughout our homes.
Return vents are typically located in the walls and or ceilings of the home and pull air back into the HVAC system. Once the air returns, it circulates back through the system, returning to different areas of the home through supply vents as hot or cold air.
Why Duct Leaks Occur
Duct leaks happen when a portion of the ductwork has become loose, allowing air to leak from the system. When this happens, air doesn’t reach its intended destination and can significantly increase the amount of time and energy needed to heat/cool your home. These leaks can form over time in homes, due to both shifting and age. Fenwick Services can find and repair these leaks and provide more efficient airflow in your home.
Ductless Mini-Split System
With ductless mini-splits, you get a system divided into four different components. These components can function separately, so you can keep different rooms in your home at different temperatures. During the installation process, your heating contractors will set up elements like an expansion valve, compressor, evaporator, and condenser.
This type of system is ideal if different rooms of your house tend to be colder or warmer than each other. Compared to other HVAC systems, it offers a more comfortable, energy-efficient option. In addition, mini-split systems provide better air quality because the heat pump filters allergens and particles out of the air.
Keep Your Ductwork in Top Shape with Fenwick Services!
Whether you’re in need of HVAC ductwork installation, replacement, or repair, Fenwick Services has the team for you. Our HVAC technicians will install and ensure your ducts are providing efficient airflow throughout your home. Our staff also provides HVAC repair and maintenance services for furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, and ductless mini-split systems. Reach a skilled technician from Fenwick Home Services at (904) 217-5694 to discuss your options.