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Duct Repair and Replacement in Staten Island, NY
Here’s an unfortunate truth about the ventilation systems in many homes: they are poorly installed. The quality of ventilation system design has steeply declined over the past few decades, since not every contractor puts as much thought to quality and service as we do. These badly installed ducts will lead to energy efficiency trouble and eventually leaks that will require professionals to repair them or in some cases provide full duct replacement.
Scaran takes pride in the quality of the work we do: it’s in our heritage! We’ve served Staten Island, NY and its neighbors since 1930, and we believe in doing the job right or not doing it at all. When you need duct repair or replacement services for your house, contact us and we’ll say, “Can Do!” And even better, we’ll actually do—and do it right!
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How Ducts Become Damaged
As we mentioned above, one of the leading causes of ducts needing to be repaired and replaced is because they were poorly installed in the first place. Too many bends and turns, incorrect materials, bad connections, etc. can cause the air pressure inside the ducts to build until leaks start. If too many vents are closed or blocked, the pressure may also spike and create air leaks.
But even well–constructed ducts age and start to fall apart, as well as suffer from trouble due to animal infestations (unfortunately common) and the growth of mold and mildew due to high humidity. Almost any home’s ducts can need repairs and some point, which is why we recommend routine duct testing.
The Trouble with Damaged Ducts
Plenty will start to go wrong with an HVAC system that’s suffering from leaks, gaps, and other damage. The two big problems are a drop in air pressure and a loss of cooled/heated air. Ducts must maintain an airtight seal to prevent air pressure loss, and when that seal is broken the decline in pressure will mean sluggish airflow from the vents—and discomfort around the house. The loss of conditioned air (up to 30% can escape from air leaks) severely affects HVAC efficiency, creating needlessly high bills.
Damaged ducts place additional pressure on an HVAC system, shortening equipment life and causing a higher number of repairs. Breaks along ducts also allow dust and other contaminants into the ventilation system, reducing air quality.
Professional Duct Repair and Replacement in Staten Island, NY
As you might imagine—or we hope you imagine—the work to replace sections of ductwork or repair damaged ducts is a task that must be done by HVAC pros. If you have a ventilation system that was poorly installed in the first place, don’t you want that lack of professionalism corrected? Of course you do, and Scaran is the contractor to do it. We’ll test your ducts, locate trouble areas, and then offer the best solutions, whether it’s minor repairs or the replacement of whole duct sections.
Your complete satisfaction with each job we do is our #1 priority. Contact us in Staten Island, NY for your next HVAC service, and we’ll see that we meet and exceed your expectations in every reasonable way.