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Duct Repair and Replacement

It’s an unfortunate fact about modern homes: many of them have badly designed and installed ductwork. You may not be aware of it, but your HVAC system may be straining against resistance in the ducts because of its poor design. But even a fantastic set of ducts can suffer from damage and start creating similar efficiency problems—and even air quality problems!

Where to turn? Start with Baxter Comfort Solutions. We are experienced ventilation professionals who offer a wide range of duct services, including replacement and repairs. We’ll quickly find out what work is required to restore your ventilation system to its best condition and have the job completed to your satisfaction. Count on us in Baxter, IA and throughout the “golden circle” between Ames, Des Moines, Newton, and Marshalltown.

Your Ducts Are an Important Part of Your Home

"Out of sight, out of mind." This adage is true of ducts: because you can’t see them behind the walls and hidden in the attic of your house, you won’t give them much thought. But to understand why you need to have professional duct repair and replacement, you first need to understand why your ducts are important.

The ducts are the conduit for the circulation of air throughout your home. If the ducts cannot properly do their job because of damage or poor construction, it will have a large effect on comfort levels and lead to massive energy waste. Your air conditioner and heater can end up working 30% harder than normal due to ineffective ductwork—that adds up to an immense amount of money going to waste each year, and all to end up with inferior comfort. There’s also a possibility of contaminants entering the air through broken ducts, leading to a plunge in your indoor air quality.

How to Know You Need Duct Services

Because you cannot see most of the ductwork, you might wonder how you will know that the ducts are in need of repair in the first place. There are a number of signs to watch for:

  • Rattling: If ducts come loose, one of the first warnings you’ll have is a rattling noise whenever the blower fan turns on. Ducts expand and contract with temperature changes, so even a slight loose connection will make a noise.
  • Rising energy bills: Do you look at your monthly energy bills and think, "Something must be wrong"? If those increases in costs don’t seem right to you, the problem could be damaged or inefficient ductwork.
  • Dusty and moldy odors: When ducts break, they often let in the air from closed–off parts of the house (from the attic or between the walls). You’ll notice a dusty or moldy odor in the air coming from the vents when this occurs.

It Takes Skilled Professionals for Duct Repair and Replacement

You may enjoy do–it–yourself tasks around your home. But handling ducts is a job that you definitely want left to the experts. Just finding out the right size of duct to put in for a replacement requires special training and calculations. Getting any step of the process wrong will mean worse conditions for the HVAC system.

You only have to reach out to our ventilation team at Baxter Comfort Solutions, and they will see what work you need done for better ducts. This may require sealing and patching holes or replacing whole sections of the ductwork. Whatever it is you need, you can count on us to get the job done in Baxter, IA. We’ll help you save by going green!