Metal Ductwork Installation in San Antonio & Alamo Heights
Ductwork is often overlooked as a part of your home’s HVAC systems. Yet, old, damaged, or improperly installed ductwork can increase your utility bills and lead to increased dust, mildew, mold, and other health ailments. Hiring a professional air duct installer to replace your damaged or out-of-date ductwork is a smart investment.
Damiani’s Comfort Design is proud to be the ONLY contractor in the San Antonio area that performs metal ductwork installation!
If you’re interested in learning more about Damiani’s Comfort Design’s metal ductwork installation services, we’d be happy to talk with you! Just call 210-646-9600 or fill out our contact form online to speak with a member of our team.
Benefits of Metal Ductwork
What’s so special about metal ductwork, you ask? Metal ductwork allows for cleaner, higher quality air to flow through your home, resulting in increased health and general well-being for the people (and pets!) breathing that air in. Additionally, metal ducts help improve your HVAC system’s performance, so your home stays the exact temperature you want it to. All of these benefits combine to reduce your energy bills. Talk about a win-win!
Other advantages of metal air ducts include:
- Metal ducts last a long time, often outliving the home itself!
- It’s easy to install.
- Metal is mold and condensation resistant.
- Material is recyclable, lightweight, and easy to clean.
- Metal ductwork is available in many standard and custom sizes.
- And more!
If you want to take advantage of Damiani’s metal ductwork installation services, call us now at 210-646-9600 or contact us online!
Air Duct Installation
We believe sound duct design:
- Delivers warm or cool air to your living spaces using the most efficient route possible
- Ensures proper airflow balance
- Follows duct installation best practices to prevent sheet metal “booms” from expansion and contraction
- Prevents damage to ducts by installing ducts with proper spacing
- Uses sealed ducts to reduce waste of conditioned air
Our San Antonio air duct installation services follow HVAC industry standards and best practices to ensure your home’s HVAC system works efficiently to heat and cool your home.
Air Duct Replacement
When should you replace your home’s air ducts? Replacing old ducts makes sense when:
- Existing ductwork is in such poor repair that fixing it isn’t worth the trouble.
- You’ve replaced your air conditioner or furnace, and the old ductwork is no longer appropriate for a modern HVAC unit.
Air duct replacement costs vary depending on the type of ductwork installed, the size of your home, the size of the ducts that need to be installed, accessories, and other factors.
When evaluating San Antonio duct replacement companies, get a detailed quote. We’ve heard from many customers who got a duct replacement price estimate from other firms that didn’t add up. At Damiani’s, we take pride in treating our customers with respect and providing fair, honest pricing.
Why Choose Damiani’s for Your Metal Ductwork Installation Needs?
At Damiani’s, we’re all about educating our customers so there’s nothing confusing about the services we can provide for you. We’re here to answer any and all questions and make sure you understand exactly what we are installing, repairing, or replacing in your home.
We are also the ONLY contractor that performs metal ductwork installation in San Antonio. If you’re ready to learn more about our metal air duct installation and fabrication services, call 210-646-9600 or contact us online to speak to a Damiani’s team member today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ductwork
How much does it cost to install new ductwork?
How much you spend on installing new ductwork depends greatly on the size of your home and whether changes need to be made to the existing system or layout. For this reason, ductwork installation can cost anywhere from $3 to $39 per lean foot, including materials and labor. The best way to find out how much it will cost to install new ductwork in your home is to book an appointment for a consultation.
Can I install my own ductwork?
“Can” is carrying a lot of weight in that question; technically, there’s nothing stopping you from the attempt, but running ducts for effective, efficient heating and cooling is far more complicated than simply making sure a duct reaches each room. Good duct design minimizes the force needed to push air to each room of your house, and it also makes sure relatively similar amounts of air reach each room so some rooms don’t end up with drastically different temperatures. In short: Maybe you can, but you shouldn’t. Leave this one to the pros!
How long does it take to install ductwork?
That depends on the amount of work required and who’s performing it. When professional installers handle ductwork installation, the typical job takes from one to two days. The more accessible the areas are where the ductwork will be installed, the less time the job should take.
Is flex duct better than hard duct?
Installed correctly, both types of ductwork are acceptable solutions. Most experts agree metal ductwork is ideal for building entire HVAC systems. Metal ductwork is also more durable than flexible ductwork because it holds its shape and can’t be crushed. Properly maintained, metal ductwork typically does not require any repair work for a long time. And because there are so many types and sizes of fittings available for hard ducts, it’s an efficient choice for nearly any home.
How often should you replace ductwork?
The life span of your ductwork will depend in large part upon how you’ve used it, what measures you’ve taken to maintain it, and the environment you’re using it in, but there are limits to even the best care you can give your ducts. By the time your ducts hit 15 years or so, they’re already going to show some signs of deterioration. By 20 to 25 years, your ducts almost certainly need to be replaced with new ducts.
How do you know if you need new ductwork?
Obviously, if your ducts are closing in on that maximum life span we mentioned, you need to start thinking about new ducts. Short of that, you’ll want to look for signs of leaky ducts, frequent blockages or obstructions, poor air balancing (rooms ending up too hot or too cold), unusually high utility bills, and similar signs that your ducts are forcing your HVAC systems to work harder for worse results.
Should I clean or replace my air ducts?
If your ducts are relatively new and don’t yet show signs of deterioration (or show few signs), then you probably just want to work on keeping them clean. Regular attention for your ducts, like regular maintenance for your HVAC systems, will keep them working better for longer — though no amount of maintenance can put off replacement forever.
Do you need to replace ductwork when replacing AC?
It depends on a number of different factors, but as a general rule, you won’t need new ducts for a new AC unit. It may be a good time to go ahead and upgrade your ducts if they’re at all old, and you may need new ducts to make maximum use of your new AC or because of other factors, but simply replacing your AC doesn’t necessarily mean replacing all of your ducts.