Air Ducts and Zoning
Air ducts play a vital role in circulating conditioned air throughout your home. To help improve your home’s airflow and indoor air quality (IAQ), you want your air duct system, or ductwork, at its best.
Whether you need ductwork installation, replacement, repair, or maintenance, our team at Reliant Heating & Cooling is here to help. We offer complete air duct services.
Do You Have Leaky Air Ducts?
A correctly installed and well-maintained air duct system provides healthy ventilation and air control. It also helps protect your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Many heating and cooling issues that seem mechanical could trace back to your air ducts.
When there is an issue with your ductwork, leaky ducts are the usual suspects. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds leaky ducts can lower your monthly energy efficiency by up to 30 percent. If you’ve noticed inconsistencies in ventilation coming from your ductwork, you may have a circulation problem caused by a leak.
Leaky ducts can also have an impact on indoor air quality. Leaks open up your ductwork to unwanted contaminants: dust, moisture (a favorite of mold), bacteria, pests, and more. These contaminants can trigger or exacerbate allergies and asthma.
Think your ducts may have sprung a leak? Here are some giveaways:
- Pricier utility bills, especially during winter or summer
- Noticeably tangled or kinked flexible ducts
- Rooms with difficulty heating or cooling, including inconsistent temperatures
Poor insulation can lead to certain inconsistencies. We recommend casing your air ducts with proper insulation to ensure your ductwork stays consistent throughout your home.
Over time, your air ducts collect dust and debris. Other hidden contaminants like mildew, mold, or pest infestations can negatively impact your indoor air quality.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends cleaning your air ducts every three to five years. You should schedule an immediate cleaning following a remodeling project or if you find unwanted pests like mice or cockroaches in your home. Another important scenario for duct cleaning is mold.
Reliant Heating & Cooling has the most recent technology in duct cleaning services. Our team uses a state-of-the-art duct cleaning system that provides us the ability to see inside your ducts and enables us to NOT cut holes all throughout your ductwork.
Air Duct Installation or Replacement
If you’re installing a heating and cooling system for the first time—or building a new home addition—our Reliant Heating & Cooling team of experts is ready to assist. We’re diligent every step of the way to ensure your air ducts are done well and complement your home.
If you need ductwork for a new home or home addition, feel free to reach out when you’re getting started on the project. We regularly collaborate with other contractors. We can consult and ensure our duct installation fits your design and works as efficiently as possible.
If you think you may need to replace your current ducts, we’re also up to the task. Our HVAC professionals can take an accurate pressurized reading to determine if there is excessive air loss and recommend whether you need a replacement.
We offer high-quality, well-insulated ductwork that will properly heat and cool your home for years to come. Are you looking for replacement ductwork? We offer free consultations and will give you an up-front estimate—no surprise fees.
And we offer financing options to help with your ductwork investment.
Air Duct Repairs
Are your air ducts struggling to circulate air like they used to? One of our certified experts can give you a precise reading to pinpoint the problem. We can patch or insulate the punctured part of the duct in record time.
Hiccups with your HVAC system, including a clogged air filter or mechanical malfunctions, can cause circulation issues. One of our Reliant Heating & Cooling experts can diagnose and treat any ailment your system might have. We’ll always give you an up-front repair estimate.
Zone Control Systems
The second floor of your home gets too hot in the summer, and your downstairs feels too cold from trying to cool the upstairs. Zone control systems are the answer.
Zoning is the answer.
Zone control systems—or zoning—is the perfect solution for larger homes with multiple floors or sprawling layouts. Perhaps you have several barely used rooms in your home. Who wants to heat an empty room?
With zoning, you create different temperature zones under the same roof, reducing your energy use and lowering utility bills. Homes with concrete slab foundations, large windows, high ceilings, or finished rooms in the attic or basement are good candidates for a zone control system.
How Do Zone Control Systems Work?
You decide the location and size of each zone with guidance from our professionals. You can define a zone as a room, several rooms, or even an entire floor in your multistory home.
Whatever you decide, our team at Reliant Heating & Cooling will help you achieve the ultimate comfort in your home that comes with zone control systems. Controlling the temperature in each zone means you will save energy, reduce your utility bills, and keep everyone in the family happy.
Zone Control Installation
Our heating and cooling specialists will install dampers in your ductwork and mount a control panel near your furnace. Thermostats are placed in each zone. Turn your second floor into one zone, your downstairs into a second zone, and the master bedroom into a third one.
When you adjust each thermostat, the control panel opens or closes dampers to distribute hot or cold air where it is needed. Set the thermostats in each zone, and relax. Plus, you can control the thermostats using your smartphone or tablet.
Opening and closing registers throughout your home will not create a zone control system. It does not cause your furnace or air conditioner to produce less hot or cold air. It can also contribute to leaky ductwork and low airflow.
By comparison, zone control systems not only redistribute airflow by operating dampers, but they also control your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, telling it when to run and when to shut down. That eliminates unnecessary energy expenses.
Zone Control Repairs
If you detect an issue with your zone control system, such as rattling noises or unresponsive dampers, give us a call. Our team will evaluate the problem and fix it promptly with as little disruption to your home as possible.
Don’t wait for a minor problem to evolve into a costly and inconvenient repair. We promise never to replace a part unless necessary or if we can demonstrate significant cost savings. We work around your schedule, and you can take comfort in knowing our team always follows best practices in terms of safety and conduct on every service call.
Call Your Air Ducts and Zone Control Experts Today
If you think you might have leaky or poorly insulated ducts, or if you are interested in adding a zone control system to create a more comfortable setting for everyone, you can trust our team at Reliant Heating & Cooling to provide practical and sustainable solutions. Call 717-430-0900 or request service online. Whatever ductwork issue or zone control question you may have, we can answer any questions and dispatch an air duct specialist to assist you.