Ductwork Service, Repair and Configuration
When your ductwork is properly configured, sealed and cleaned, it enhances indoor comfort and lowers utility bills. At Gideon Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide duct service for residential and commercial forced-air comfort systems, and we also configure ducts for new construction.
Although equipment upgrades reduce energy bills and enhance indoor comfort, optimizing duct configuration can increase comfort and energy efficiency even more. Zoning is a cost-effective way to improve efficiency and comfort in Surf City homes with forced-air systems. With zoning, there are motorized dampers in the ducts that block or allow airflow. Each zone has its own thermostat, and each thermostat can be set to maintain a different temperature. If you add programmable thermostats, you can set different temperatures in each zone according to a predetermined schedule, giving you total control over your indoor environment.
Duct Sealing and Insulating
Ducts should be insulated to prevent the loss of heated and cooled air. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, tightly sealed and insulated ducts in a typical Hampstead home with a forced-air system can reduce energy costs by up to 30 percent. You may need duct sealing and insulating if:
- Ducts are situated in a crawlspace, garage or attic
- Summer and winter utility bills are high
- Some rooms are always stuffy or uncomfortable
- Some rooms are hard to heat and cool
Our experienced technicians know how to correctly evaluate your ductwork and provide effective solutions to any problems discovered. We will always provide an honest assessment of our findings so you can make a decision that works for you.
Over time, dirt and dust can collect in your ducts along with other undesirable particulates. Dust mites, pet dander, insect droppings, viruses, bacteria, pollen, and fungi can inhabit your ductwork — especially when those ducts have leaks. It would be bad enough if these intruders were just lurking in your system, but whenever you turn on your HVAC system, they blow into your living space and become a part of the air you breathe.
For those with asthma, respiratory problems, and lowered immune function, contaminants that build up in the HVAC system can have serious health consequences. By offering affordable maintenance plans, Gideon Heating & Air Conditioning can clean your system and remove these contaminants.
Effective Ductwork Solutions
With optimally-configured, cleaned and sealed ductwork, your heating and cooling units won’t have to work so hard to maintain a desired indoor temperature. This lowers utility bills and increases comfort.
After duct configuration and duct sealing, you may be able to replace an existing air conditioner, heat pump or furnace with a more efficient unit that controls humidity more effectively. For additional information about the benefits of duct service in Surf City, Jacksonville, Wilmington, Hampstead, and Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, contact the Gideon Heating & Air Conditioning customer service team today.