Air Duct Systems | San Jose
At Falcone Plumbing and Heating, Inc. we take pride in our air duct system design and installations for residential and commercial clients in Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte, Sereno, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Willow Glen and surrounding areas of San Jose. Your air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home or business, this system carries the air from your furnace and air conditioner to each room. Leaky air duct systems can add hundreds of dollars a year to your heating and cooling bills. Which is why the professionals at Falcone Plumbing and Heating, Inc. provide you with top of the line services and guarantee that you will be completely satisfied.
Damaged Air Duct Systems
If your home has a central HVAC system in San Jose, California, you most likely have air ducts in your attic or crawlspace. The conditioned air from your HVAC equipment is distributed to the different rooms of your house. Air Duct Systems are usually a combination of Sheet metal fittings and Flexible Air Ducts. If your home is older and no improvements to the duct system has been made over the years, you may have a very leaky or damaged sections of duct work.
If you have flexible ducts and they are over 10 to 15 years old, they probably need to be replaced. Older flexible ducts often have very poor insulation usually R4 or less, may have asbestos as the insulation material, and they likely have rips and tears. In addition, many contractors do not properly seal the duct connections when they’re installed which means the air you pay to condition is escapes into the attic, crawlspace, basement, and walls.
The benefits to having your air duct system repaired, sealed or replaced are;
- Better insulation values. R6 insulation is the minimum, R8 Insulation is better.
- Ducts are sealed with a 3-step, UL 181 approved duct sealing process
- Some duct material is coated with an anti-microbial lining to ensure contaminants don’t adhere to the duct lining.
- New ducts have rip-stop, radiant reflective vapor barriers.
- Balancing and zone dampers can be installed if you have rooms that have diferent heating and cooling demands.
Sealed Air Duct Systems
At Falcone Plumbing & Heating, Inc. we seal all of our air duct systems with approved duct sealing tapes and mastic. This is important to ensure that there is as little leakage in the duct system as possible. When we install new duct systems there is a third party HERS Rater that comes to test for total duct leakage. The State of California allows up to 5% total leakage on new air duct systems. Existing duct systems must be sealed to more than 15% on HVAC Equipment is replaced.
Enhance Indoor Air Quality
Sealing your air duct system enhances Indoor Air Quality by eliminating air from infiltrating the air stream. Dust from attics, rodent feces and hair, smells and other allergens can all effect your home’s IAQ. Ask us how sealing your existing air duct system or installing an enhanced filtration product could benefit you as well.
The professional team at Falcone Plumbing and Heating, Inc. welcomes both new and existing clients who are in need of residential and commercial air duct system services. Our team is knowledgeable, experienced and ready to begin your next project today. Please contact us directly at, 408-292-9705 with any questions regarding our air duct services.