Our Ductwork Services
Proper Duct Installation
Proper duct installation is one of the most important factors in making sure your HVAC system runs correctly. Poorly installed ductwork can lead to increased utility bills because of air escaping through the ducts which makes the system work harder to replace it. Your system will not be able to adequately heat or cool your home. Leaks in your ductwork allow air out and dust, bacteria, mold, and dirt in. This leads to poor air quality that you and your family will breath.
Tropic Air offers complete duct installation and duct replacement services. We follow a strict process that involves assessing your current duct system and determining if duct replacement is necessary or if simple duct repairs will suffice. If duct replacement is needed, we’ll correctly size the new ducts we install to ensure they’re the proper fit for your heating and cooling system. Once duct installation is complete, we carefully check our work to make sure your new ductwork is properly circulating air into your home.
Tropic Air offers duct cleaning services that help go a long way toward extending the life of your duct system and improving the air quality in your home.
Having properly installed, well-maintained duct work is very important to your HVAC system’s ability to successfully heat or cool your home. If you suspect you may need new duct installation or duct replacement services, contact us. Tropic Air duct installation experts have been repairing duct systems in homes in and around Sarasota for many years. We’ve got the experience and technology to ensure your ductwork is installed properly, saving you money and problems down the road.
Indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern for health reasons. Tropic Air specializes in delivering services to improve the quality of your indoor air. These services typically, but not always, range in cost from $450 to $1,000 per heating and cooling system, depending on the services offered, the size of the system to be cleaned, system accessibility, climatic region, and level of contamination.
Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.
If not properly installed, maintained, and operated, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the home’s living space.
Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them. If you decide to have your heating and cooling system cleaned, it is important to make sure to clean all components of the system. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating any potential benefits.
Due to their heavy use, your home’s air duct system or the one that runs through your commercial facility experiences wear and tear. Over time, the air flowing through your ducts can loosen joints, wear out sections and cause disconnections. Air duct replacement corrects issues caused by failing duct work, keeping your indoor air cleaner.
When there are holes in the duct system, contaminants may mix with the air moving to your living spaces. Duct systems are usually networked through unconditioned and unfinished areas of the home, such as the attic or crawl space. Dust, dirt, and insulation fibers are usually present in the air in these spaces, as well as a possibility of mold or rodent contamination. When these elements enter your duct system, they reduce the quality of your indoor air and may pose more serious risks. No matter how efficient your air cleaner, filter or other indoor air quality equipment, their benefits are lost when your air ducts are contributing to poor indoor air quality.
The gaps and holes in your duct system cause the air made by your air conditioner or heater to exit the duct system before it reaches its intended areas. Because of this, your HVAC system will have to work harder to create more heating and cooling to meet the demands of your living areas, using more energy and increasing your costs. A new duct system can provide you with tightly sealed, better-functioning ductwork that could save you as much as 30 percent on your energy costs.
Sanitization is not a routine procedure. It is typically an add-on procedure after the ductwork first undergoes a thorough cleaning by an accredited professional of The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).
Sanitization is typically indicated in cases where there is visible evidence of microbial growth in your duct work. Sanitizing the HVAC system helps to powerfully ensure that various disease causing microbes (such as legionella pneumophila, aspergillus fumigatus, staphylococcus aureus and mycobacterium bovis) are eliminated from the system.
Not only does the chemical biocide used in sanitization kill the contaminants and severely inhibit further widespread microbial contamination, these biocides dry fast and leave the duct metal absolutely germ free.
The biocides employed by Tropic Air’s sanitization services are highly effective in eliminating foul smells and damp odors from the duct work, improving indoor air quality to an often large and noticeable extent.
Should you decide to adopt a proactive stance towards your indoor air quality program, sanitizing has distinct and powerful advantages and should always be carried out by NADCA accredited professionals.