Duct Replacement in Sarasota, FL
The ductwork that snakes through walls, ceilings, and attics of houses does the vital job of air circulation. Without it, an HVAC system would have no way to draw air into it, heat and cool it, and then distribute it to the rooms. Even though ducts are an essential part of a house, they often go without proper attention and care. In fact, many ducts start out in poor condition because of shoddy installation. Whether ducts are damaged or poorly installed, it takes professional duct replacement to remedy the problem.
Jim McDonald & Sons is a full-service HVAC contractor with more than 50 years of history serving Sarasota, FL. We provide duct replacement to help improve ventilation systems with better overall performance and energy savings. You can rely on our expert service technicians to do the job right. We’re family-owned and operated and treat our customers like family.
Schedule duct replacement with us. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.
Some Ducts Are Born Bad
This is an unfortunately common issue in many homes—the ductwork was not well-installed in the first place, or may even have suffered damage during construction. Homeowners might spend years with inefficient ducts or leaking ducts and not know it. Poor insulation, sloppy layouts with too many turns and bends, and poor quality material can all contribute to an inferior ventilation system.
We recommend calling for professionals to examine your ducts if you believe you’re paying much more for your heating and cooling than you should. Other signs of bad ducts include rattling and clanging noises, moldy odors from the vents, or high indoor humidity due to poor air circulation.
Duct Repair Work
Over time, ductwork can sustain damage in multiple ways. An increase in air pressure inside the ductwork often leads to holes. This can happen because of blocked or shut vent registers. (Don’t close vent registers as a form of zone control; it doesn’t work and causes problems.) In the humid Florida climate, metal ducts can suffer from corrosion due to water damage. Insect and vermin infiltration are behind other duct problems. Mistakes during a home renovation can also inflict severe damage to duct material.
The warning indications of damaged ducts are similar to those we listed above. Never hesitate to call our specialists to see if duct troubles are behind these signs. Even if they aren’t, there is probably something wrong with the HVAC system that needs repair work.
Air ducts can also experience other troubles such as a buildup of dust, lint, and other debris over the years. Even a small layer of dust will create resistance, which can lead to the more serious problems mentioned above. This is why we recommend having your ducts cleaned every 3-5 years. Clean ducts not only help your HVAC system perform better and last longer, but if left uncleaned your energy bills will noticeably increase over the years. When you work with us for duct cleaning services, you’ll get professional quality from our specialized equipment, leaving your ducts in like-new condition.
Rely on Our HVAC Experts in Sarasota, FL
You never want to tamper with ductwork on your own—and certainly not with so-called "duct tape." (It fixes everything except ducts!) We have service professionals to take care of duct replacement and other jobs you may need.
Jim McDonald & Sons is dedicated to working harder every day to make our name the most trusted and respected in Sarasota, FL and the surrounding areas. We are always looking for innovative ways to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. This is one of the many reasons customers know to trust us over other local contractors. Call today for courteous, professional service you can rely on.