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Duct Repair and Replacement Services in Chicago, IL
Ducts are designed to be a pretty quiet and inconspicuous part of your home. They just sort of sit there, passively directing air flow throughout the house while your heater or air conditioner is operating. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t need professional services every now and again. Your ducts will wear down over time, just like the rest of your home systems.
When they reach a certain level of wear and tear, they will need to be repaired or replaced. That’s why Elm Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers comprehensive duct repair and replacement services throughout Chicago, IL. If you need to have your ducts repaired or replaced, or for duct insulation, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
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Ducts will start to develop issues long before they fail completely. Though they may look sturdy, the vast majority of ductwork is actually really prone to problems. The most common of these problems is duct leaks, which can from from mistakes made during installation, animal activity, or even years of expansion and contraction due to temperature changes.
For the most part, these leaks can be treated on a case–by–case basis, using measures like duct sealing or insulation. Eventually, however, the problem will progress beyond simple here–and–there leaks. The ductwork will eventually become so worn out that sections of it will start separating, creating massive gaps that contribute to large losses of output for climate control systems in the home. When that happens, you’re going to need more drastic measures.
When Duct Replacement Is Necessary
Duct repair and replacement usually involves installing new sections of ductwork, even if the rest of the system is completely fine. Sometimes, one section of the ducts has been subject to more wear and tear for whatever reason and must be replaced a bit early. This is often the case with the aforementioned gaps, where one part of the ducts literally can’t keep it together anymore.
Duct replacement can also include the entire system, if the ductwork is simply too old and worn out for piecemeal measures to be effective. This is obviously much more labor intensive, but the effect of having entirely new ductwork on the efficiency and comfort of your home is quite noticeable.
We Offer Full Duct Repair and Replacement Services in Chicago, IL
Though ducts may seem simple in terms of their construction, they should only ever be handled by professional contractors. The size, shape, and position of your ducts are all specific to your home, and are meant to facilitate the flow of air as efficiently as possible.
Duct repair and replacement services, when conducted properly, will preserve those characteristics. If you start messing around in the ducts on your own, though, you will run the risk of somehow disrupting the careful balance that allows them to operate properly. So, call Elm Heating & Cooling, Inc. if you find yourself needing duct repair or replacement services. We offer comprehensive services throughout Chicago, IL. If your ducts are in poor shape, we’ll make sure that they’re restored to proper function.