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Are you looking for duct repair? Then you’ve come to the right place as Millian Aire offers duct repair as part of our services to our customers.

It’s easy to overlook air ducts running unseen behind walls and above ceilings. However, they play a pivotal role in maintaining a clean, comfortable, and healthy home. 

Ducts that are dirty and in bad repair can lead to mold and mildew, leaking air, and an overworked HVAC system. Regular air duct services, including cleaning, repair, and maintenance, keep ducts efficient, clean, and free from damage.

Here’s what you need to know about duct repair for those in Hudson, Florida.

Duct Work Update

We encourage our customers to wait until fall or winter to have changes done to their duct work. Due to the oppressive temperatures of the attic, often reaching above 140 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes an unsafe workplace for our installers. Additionally, the heat and sweat prevent the glue and tape we use to secure the ductwork from sticking effectively. This leads to future issues where duct work can come apart from the vent and allowing attic air to penetrate your home. If you have an urgent matter regarding your ductwork, please give us a call.

Why Clean Air Ducts?

Over time, air ducts accumulate contaminants like dust, pet dander, pollen, and mold spores, reducing the efficiency of your HVAC system and posing significant health risks.

In humid climates like Hudson’s, the risk of mold growth in ducts is higher due to the ideal breeding conditions provided by high moisture levels. Regular cleaning removes contaminants, ensuring the air in your home is clean and safe to breathe.

Why You Should Repair and Seal Air Ducts?

Regular cleaning is essential, but it’s not enough to maintain an efficient system. Leaky or damaged ducts hurt the performance of your HVAC system. When air leaks out, your system has to work harder to replace it. And most of that cool air is leaking into your attic, wasting money on cooling an area of your home that does not matter.

Leaks also lead to uneven heating or cooling, as areas near leaks lose temperature control and areas further from leaks are over-conditioned by an over-worked system.

The result is increased energy bills, an uncomfortable home, and an HVAC system more likely to break down sooner.

Duct Cleaning vacuum hose at a house in Hudson Florida

Good Air Duct Maintenance is Essential

We live in Florida, so we’re used to high humidity as it is, without the added humidity of leaky ducts. When ducts have leaks, especially in the return air portion, they draw in moist, unconditioned air from outside or unconditioned spaces in your home (like your attic)

When air ducts leak, HVAC systems have to work harder to cool your home. Running more results in more condensation, further increasing humidity.

High humidity isn’t just uncomfortable. It can have serious implications. High humidity fosters the growth of mold and mildew known to cause various health problems, especially in individuals with respiratory issues or allergies.

It can also warp wood, cause paint to peel, and lead to a musty odor that’s hard to eliminate.

Ensuring that ducts are properly sealed and maintained is crucial everywhere, but in a hot, humid, climate like Hudson Florida, regular duct inspections and repairs are vital to your health, as well as your happiness.

How to Recognize and Address Duct Problems in Your Home

Identifying problems with your home’s air duct system can be tricky. Symptoms can easily be mistaken for issues with the HVAC system, especially if the entire system has gone without maintenance for some time.

Here are some problems that may actually originate from the ductwork. This is good news for you, since it’s a lot cheaper and easier to repair and clean ductwork than it is to replace or repair a faulty HVAC unit.

  • Uneven heating or cooling in your home: uneven temperature distribution is a telltale sign that your ducts, rather than your HVAC system, might be the source of the issue. The AC is pumping the air as it should be, but that air isn’t finding its way through the ducts evenly. Instead, it’s escaping and causing uneven temperature.
  • A sudden decrease in HVAC efficiency and increase in electricity bills: If your system is suddenly struggling to maintain your desired temperature as efficiently as before, or if there’s an unexpected increase in your energy bill, it may indicate a new tear in the ducts that’s pumping air out, forcing your system to work harder.

How Millian Aire Takes Care of Your Air Ducts

Cleaning

Utilizing a ULV (Ultra Low Volume) fogger, we decontaminate the entire duct system with a fog derived from thyme oil that is potent against a wide range of bacteria, viruses, and mold spores, including coronaviruses. It continues to neutralize contaminants that enter the system for up to two years.

Finally, all vents, both supply and intake, are meticulously cleaned using a HEPA-filtered commercial vacuum cleaner. 

This process only takes about an hour and doesn’t disrupt your home or family, but it effectively transforms your entire duct system into an air purification system, warding off potential breeding grounds for mold and bacteria for years to come. 

Repair

We use Aeroseal to address leaks and other issues in the ductwork without causing any mess or disruption to your home. Aeroseal duct repair works from the inside of the ducts, using air pressure to ensure every single leak is sealed.

The Aeroseal method utilizes microscopic adhesive particles that are blown into the duct system. As air escapes through any holes or cracks it carries the adhesive particles with it. These particles stick to the edges of the leaks and to each other, building up and sealing the leaks completely.

This technique is completely non-invasive, eliminating the need for cutting into walls or ceilings to access the ducts. This, coupled with its quick, mess-free application, makes Aeroseal the perfect solution to leaky air ducts.

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Maintaining Your Air Ducts

  • Regular Inspections: Have your ducts inspected annually by a professional to identify any potential issues early.
  • Prompt Repairs: Address any leaks, damages, or inefficiencies immediately to prevent further problems.
  • Quality Filters: Use high-quality air filters and change them regularly to keep your ducts clean.
  • Monitor Humidity Levels: Keep an eye on indoor humidity to prevent mold growth in ducts.
  • DIY Checks: Between professional visits, you can visually inspect accessible parts of your ductwork for signs of dirt or damage.

Choose Millian Aire for Duct Repair

With over 30 years of experience in HVAC services in Pasco County and the Greater Tampa Bay Area, we are true experts in HVAC and air duct repair and maintenance. 

We understand the unique challenges posed by the Hudson climate and offer specialized solutions to optimize indoor air quality here. We also know that you’re busy and can’t afford to spend a fortune on duct repair.

Our seamless and stress-free repair and maintenance service will get your family comfortable and breathing easy in no time, without disturbing your routine. Get in touch today so we can discuss how we can improve the quality of your home’s air and save you money on your energy bills. 

Benefits of Professional Duct Services

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Clean, airtight ducts maintain a healthier indoor environment, free from allergens, mold, mildew and pollutants.

Extended HVAC Life

Regular maintenance prolongs the life of your HVAC system by preventing undue strain caused by clogged or leaky ducts.

Reduced Health Risks

Minimizing mold, bacteria, viruses, and dust significantly reduces the risk of respiratory issues and allergies.

Increased Efficiency

Properly maintained ducts keep your HVAC system working optimally, reducing energy consumption and lowering utility bills.

Superior Home Comfort

Well-maintained ducts distribute air evenly, eliminating hot or cold spots in your house.

Millian Aire technician fixing a broken ac unit in Hudson Florida

FAQ: Air Duct Repair in Hudson, FL

No. In Florida, most residential ducts are flexible and can be easily damaged by harsh cleaning methods using brushes and abrasive tools. Our service focuses on sanitizing rather than aggressive cleaning. Loose dust and debris are expelled and our sanitizing process keeps your ducts clean for years. 

No. Our thyme oil-based product for fogging the duct system is a natural disinfectant approved by the EPA. It’s safe, and no special precautions or personal protective equipment are required.

No. Our comprehensive duct fogging service inhibits microbial regrowth for more than a year, making additional UV light for mold and other contaminants unnecessary.

Yes, contaminated air ducts do contribute to health issues. Customers often report significant improvements in asthma symptoms, allergies, sleep quality, and other health aspects after duct sanitization.

Given Hudson’s high humidity, air ducts should be inspected and cleaned more frequently than in other climates. Cleaning and repair if needed every two to three years prevent mold growth and maintain air quality.

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