Air duct installation in your home or business can improve indoor air quality, increase energy efficiency, and help prolong the life of your HVAC system, but it's a big project. Many people might hesitate to begin such a project when they aren’t sure what to expect. At Unique Indoor Comfort (UIC), we have over 50 years of experience working with homeowners. We know what to expect and take you through the process, step-by-step, so there are no surprises along the way.
The first step in installing new air ducts is to schedule an initial consultation with a licensed HVAC installer from UIC. The contractor will assess your current HVAC system, evaluate your air ducts, and discuss your options for replacement. This may include discussing the size, material, and design of the new ducts, as well as any other factors that may impact the installation process.
Duct Design and Fabrication
Once the initial consultation is complete, the HVAC contractor will begin designing and fabricating your new air ducts. The process may take several days or longer, depending on the complexity of your system. You may need to make arrangements for heating and cooling for the time, but you should have a pretty good idea of how long it will take.
There are several kinds of ductwork you can choose from. For older homes without ductwork or for those who don’t want their walls torn open, ductless mini-split installation is an excellent, less invasive option. We also provide high-velocity air conditioning systems with smaller, flexible ducts for homes where traditional systems aren’t an option. Sheet metal ductwork is probably the most common. Fiberglass ductwork is strong but difficult to clean. Ultimately, the type of ductwork you choose will depend on the layout of your home and what you need from it. We’re happy to offer our professional opinions and get you the best fit for your home.
Removal of Old Ducts
Once your new air ducts are ready, our HVAC installer will begin the process of removing your old ducts. This may involve cutting holes in walls or ceilings to access the ducts and disconnecting them from the HVAC system. The contractor will minimize disruption to your home or business and use protective measures to avoid damaging surrounding surfaces.
Installation of New Ducts
After removing the old ducts, the contractor will begin the installation of the new ducts. This process may involve installing new vents, connecting the new ducts to the HVAC system, and sealing all joints and connections to ensure maximum efficiency. The contractor may also perform an air balance test to ensure the airflow throughout your home or business is balanced and optimal.
Clean-Up and Final Inspection
Once the air duct installation is complete, the contractor will clean up the work areas and perform a final inspection to ensure everything is installed correctly. We may also provide instructions on how to maintain your new ducts and set up a schedule for routine maintenance, and we'll answer any questions you have before we leave.
Installing new air ducts can be quite an undertaking, but the benefits are worth it. Improved air quality, increased energy efficiency, and a longer lifespan for your HVAC system are just a few of the benefits you can expect.
By working with a licensed HVAC contractor, you can ensure that your new air ducts are designed and installed correctly and that you can enjoy the benefits for years. Don’t hesitate to schedule an initial consultation today to get started on improving your indoor air quality and overall HVAC system! Call us today at (610) 632-6548 to schedule a consultation.