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Ducting Check & Repairs
Ducting Check & Repairs
Air ducts are typically the last thing a homeowner thinks about when it comes to caring for their HVAC system. Air ducts are an essential part of your home’s ventilation; without them, your HVAC unit wouldn’t be capable of carrying air from room to room throughout your home. If you have ductwork within your home, chances are it needs a clean or repair. Some tell-tail signs of ductwork that needs some attention are:
>> Noisy vents
>> Bad odours coming from the vents
>> Dirt, or dust marks around the air vents
>> Sneezing and hay fever like symptoms
>> Breathing difficulties
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, Sharpe Services and its trained technicians can inspect your ducting for any maintenance requirements or repairs needed.
Australian Refrigeration Council Ltd (ARC)
The Australian Refrigeration Council Ltd (ARC) is the peak body for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in Australia, servicing over 90,000 individuals and businesses. The ARC administers refrigerant handling licences and refrigerant trading authorisations on behalf of the Australian Government, to professionals in the refrigeration/air conditioning and auto industry.
Ducting Check & Repairs Adelaide
Can ductwork be repaired?
If your ductwork was improperly installed, replacing existing ductwork will improve insulation. Repairing ductwork and even installing new ductwork is relatively inexpensive. Once the leaks are identified, properly sealing your ductwork requires very little disruption in your home.
How often do you need to replace ductwork?
The ductwork in most homes lasts between 10 and 15 years before problems arise. If your ducts are more than 15 years old, have them replaced before major issues such as pests, gaps, or even collapsed sections of ducts appear.
7 Signs Your Air Ducts may need Replacing
Much like an AC unit, air ducts can last upwards of 10 years with proper care. It is, however, crucial to note that over time, air duct seals, joints, and seams are susceptible to deterioration, which can cause many problems for your HVAC systems, such as the costly overuse of energy, poor performance, and overall discomfort within your home, to name a few. That’s why it is important to have your ductwork checked and likely replaced every 10 years or so.
Airflow is an essential part of an optimally-functioning HVAC system, and believe it, or not your ductwork plays a significant role in the process of efficiently cooling your living spaces. When your ductwork is damaged, old, filthy, or clogged in any way, your home is likely to suffer the consequences- high energy bills and discomfort. If you notice your HVAC system’s airflow depleting or straining, it may be time for a replacement.
Poor Cooling / Heating
If your HVAC system is having trouble cooling your home, you may need to have your ducts inspected. Numerous factors can strain your system and make it hard to cool your home. You can always try checking your air filter first and changing it if necessary (a clogged air filter will restrict cooling performance). If that doesn’t do the trick, have a licensed HVAC technician check/test your ductwork.
Mold & Odors
Mold is always a severe problem, especially if it gets into your ductwork. When this happens, every time your HVAC system kicks on, it spreads mold spores and foul odors throughout your home. From intense allergies to even potentially serious health complications, mold in your ductwork can create a lot of problems. If you fear your ducts may have mold, contact Sharpe Services immediately. Although duct cleanings may help, full replacement is always the best solution for mold.
Dents & Punctures
Damages like dents and puncturers can drastically interfere with the effectiveness of your cooling system. If you can visibly see dents or punctures in your ductwork, call Sharpe Services to assess the damage. A trained HVAC technician will determine whether you would benefit most from a repair or complete duct replacement and make expert suggestions accordingly.
If your air conditioning system frequently shuts off for no reason, it could be tripping the circuit breaker that controls its electrical supply. After this happens, it is easy enough to restore the electrical supply simply by flipping the circuit breaker back into position. If this problem keeps happening, schedule a maintenance check. A fault could be causing the unit to dangerously overheat. A Sharpe Services experienced air conditioning technician can identify the fault and repair the unit to keep you and your family safe.
Last but not Least, Improper Design/Installation
Ductwork systems are strategically designed and installed throughout your home to cool every space optimally, all while maintaining efficiency, energy usage, and performance. If your ductwork was designed or installed improperly for one reason or another, replacement is necessary. Improper design/installation is one of the leading causes of residential energy loss nationwide. Even with a brand new AC unit that perfectly fits your home, poor ductwork makes optimal efficiency and comfort merely impossible. If you are experiencing hot and cold spots around your home or less than satisfactory levels of comfort, call Sharpe Services to check out your ductwork. All of our professional technicians are fully licensed and trained to find your problem and provide you with the best solution available.
R/C Damper Motot Faulty
Dirty R/C Filter
Our ducted airconditioning system has stopped cooling several rooms. What’s going on?
Probably exactly what’s happened in the photograph adjacent (blown apart). All ducted airconditioners rely on distributing the air via a network of ducting controlled by dampers. Generally most ducting’s lifespan is around 10 years but people often neglect to check on them. Ducting can disintegrate & dampers get jammed shut. So it pays to take a look in the ceiling every few years.
So ducting definitely sounds pretty vulnerable to wear and tear?
Ceiling space temperatures can easily exceed 50°C in summer and recent heat waves have put a huge strain on cooling systems, but how many of us have thought about what’s happening upstairs? Intense heat deteriorates joining tape and makes the ducting brittle so it splits apart. We’ve also seen dust, debris & vermin problems severely collapse and break apart ducting.
Does this happen slowly or quickly?
Usually slowly, which means the householder only finds out when areas or a room won’t cool as quickly as it used to. This forces the cooling system to work twice as hard, doubling or even tripling your power use.
OK, so what’s the long-term solution?
Sharpe Services techs will assess the condition of your ducting included in your Airconditioner Service. Industry standards have also improved over the years with better insulation ratings plus ducting can come bonded with a fire retardant.
A Sharpe Air Conditioning Specialist will ensure the operating efficiency, reliability and safety of your Air Conditioning System:
- Reverse Cycle Systems include
- Indoor Component Split, Outdoor Component Split, Single Type Unit
- Refrigerant Checks
- System Electrics and Voltage Tests
- Condenser Checks and Cleaning
- Internal System Cleaning
- Filter Check and Cleaning
First job $165. Customer Rewards please enquire.
A huge range of air conditioning brands Serviced & Repaired
Our team can assist you with the servicing and repairs of all kinds and brands of air conditioners along with the supplying and installation of new air conditioners too.
With over 40 years of experience Sharpe Services delivers you with the best advice and services in Adelaide. Work with our team for reliable, quality and professional services for your air conditioning requirements.
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Sharpe Services is the name to trust when it comes to air conditioning techs in Adelaide. We specialise in servicing evaporative coolers, high wall split ACs, ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling systems, and gas ducted heating installation, and all types of air conditioning repairs. Our professional air conditioning team is always on hand to make sure your air conditioner investment lasts. Because we have a large team of qualified air conditioning techs in Adelaide who can provide a truly local service.
It is important to get hold of an Air Conditioning technician when in doubt of an air conditioning issue. Call Sharpe Services on 131 750 or fill in our online booking form for guidance until support arrives.
Licenced Air Conditioning Techs with the best tools and equipment
We only employ fully trained Air Conditioning Techs and we are a member of the Australian Refrigeration Council Ltd (ARC). Our air conditioning techs drive fully-stocked service vehicles with the full range of common stock items and repair equipment. Our air conditioning specialise in all home and office air conditioning systems ready to fix, repair or replace your reverse cycle A/C or your Evaporative Cooler.
Service Within the Hour
When life throws you an Air Conditioning emergency, call Sharpe Services on 131750, our certified plumbers can be there Within the Hour. With 30+ fully equipped vans located across Adelaide, we’re ready to fix, repair or replace your reverse cycle A/C or your Evaporative Cooler in your home or office.
Friendly Local A/C Techs
Our Local A/C Techs are genuinely friendly people who care. They do the job properly, are informative and clean up before they leave, all with a smile on their face.
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Sharpe Air Conditioning Services is industry leaders. We are accredited, insured and trusted advisors when it comes to your property. With the best-certified tradesman backed by the top lifetime Guarantee, which fully covers all labour beyond the standard 1-year guarantee.
With over 40 years in the industry and 30+ vans located across Adelaide, we’re here for the long run. We employ fully trained & licenced tradesmen Solar Electricians, Air Conditioning Techs, Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Electricians and Data Cablers, and ensure that they receive continuous training to keep them up to regulations and standards, ensuring you receive only the best.