Air Duct Replacement

Providing Your Houston Home with Fresh, Clean Air

Many homeowners don’t think about their air ducts and HVAC system until something goes wrong, but taking the time to schedule regular duct cleaning and inspections can help you stop potential problems before they start and extend the life of your ductwork. Even with the right maintenance, however, duct replacement may become necessary in your home. Typically, air duct replacement is a significant project, so you will want to make sure that you choose a trusted HVAC service provider to complete the project with the right materials and honest service that will spare you from excessive costs and future repairs. Steam Express has a 14-year history of providing excellent service in the Houston, Austin, and San Antonio areas, and our professional technicians will help you get the most out of your HVAC system with air duct replacement done right. Keep reading to learn why you might need to consider air duct replacement in your Texas home.

When to Clean and When to Replace Air Ducts

Dirt and dust are not cause enough to replace air ducts, but these particles can lead to much bigger problems if ducts are not regularly cleaned and serviced. Therefore, you may be told that you would benefit from duct replacement rather than cleaning to maximize the performance of your HVAC system and ensure better air quality for years to come. The need for duct replacement will be highly dependent on the type of ductwork you have, since some materials are much easier to clean and maintain than others. Metal ductwork is the longest-lasting, since it is resistant to permanent mold damage and can be cleaned with ease. Alternatively, plastic and fiberboard may be more susceptible to damage that is not easily remedied with professional cleaning service.

Here are a few of the many problems that can arise concerning your air ducts:

  • Thinning and fraying
  • Cracks or holes
  • Damage from natural disasters
  • Damage from infestations
  • Contamination

The issues listed above can dramatically reduce your energy efficiency, therefore causing you to waste money every year on higher utility bills. They can also negatively impact the air quality inside your home or at your commercial property.

Common Causes of Air Duct Damage

There are a few different factors to consider when it comes to air duct replacement. The source of the damage will be an important consideration, since thinning, cracked, or frayed materials are only going to continue to diminish in their performance over time. Below, you can get a closer look at some of the most likely sources of damage that might require new ductwork.

  • Poor installation and design – In some cases, ductwork may be doomed from the start, since builders may not properly install ductwork, or they run the HVAC system without filters during construction. These issues may lead to early contamination and physical damage of the ductwork that will warrant replacement early on in the life of the house.
  • Wear and tear – Older homes tend to have greater maintenance needs, since structures can simply weaken and fall apart over time. Natural disasters might also cause wear and tear that shortens the life of your air ducts.
  • Mold contamination – One of the most preventable causes of extensive duct damage is mold contamination, which may be stopped with regular cleaning and inspections. Relying on the services of Steam Express, you can expect a longer life out of your air ducts to avoid mold damage and spare the expense of duct replacement. When you do need air duct replacement in your home, you can count on us to provide exceptional service with free estimates from certified and highly trained technicians.

In addition to having your air ducts regularly cleaned, you should also make sure to have them replaced when they are damaged or no longer functioning properly. To schedule your in-home service with Steam Express, feel free to fill out this request form or give us a call today for a free estimate!

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Steam Express
Air Duct Cleaning in Houston
1 Mockingbird Circle
Houston, TX 77074
Phone: (832) 251-9193
Toll Free: (877) 733-3434

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Phone: (512) 355-1535

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