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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.

A few of 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. 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.

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