Duct Installation & Duct Repair in Gaithersburg & Throughout Maryland

This might surprise you, but the most important factor determining your furnace’s or air conditioner’s efficiency is not your unit’s AFUE or SEER. While higher ratings are certainly important, the most crucial element of your HVAC system’s efficiency is actually something much simpler – your ducts! Ductwork that is improperly sized or sealed will have serious implications for your system’s overall efficiency.

That’s why we’re here! James A. Wheat & Sons is one of the Maryland and Washington, DC, area’s best duct installation and repair companies. We can optimize your ductwork to meet your needs based on your home’s size and layout as well as your HVAC system’s output.

If you want to get the absolute most out of your air conditioner or furnace, call James A. Wheat & Sons at 240-399-5051 or contact us online for duct installation or duct repair today!

Duct Installation

The most important part of installing new ducts is making sure the ductwork is the right size. When thinking about why your ducts need to be a specific size, consider this: Imagine if someone told you to blow through a paper towel tube as hard as you could. It would be difficult, wouldn’t it? Now imagine that same person telling you to blow through a drinking straw as hard as possible. That’s not easy either, is it?

It’s the same with your ducts! If your ducts are too big, the blower fan is going to have to work much harder to move air all the way through your home. If your ducts are too small, the fan is going to move more air than the ducts can handle, forcing it to cycle on and off constantly. Suffice it to say, if either of these is true of your ducts, even a 95 AFUE furnace isn’t going to run very efficiently!

At James A. Wheat & Sons, we begin our duct installation process with an inspection of your home, during which we take into account the size and layout of your home as well as the capacity of your HVAC system. After we do this, we can optimize your duct design and installation for your particular home.

For more information on our duct installation services, give us a call at 240-399-5051!

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Duct Repair & Duct Sealing

Even if your ducts are properly sized, holes or leaks in your ductwork can ruin your HVAC efficiency sometimes by 30% or more! If you can see holes or gaps in your ducts, call James A. Wheat & Sons right away we provide duct repair and duct sealing to make your home more comfortable and drastically improve your HVAC system’s efficiency. We can even seal your ducts if they are behind drywall.

Contact us online today to schedule duct repair or duct cleaning in the Gaithersburg area!

Our Other Duct Services

At James A. Wheat & Sons, we are one of the Washington, DC, area’s best duct maintenance companies. Call us today at 240-399-5051 if you need:

  • Whole-house duct diagnosis – We will determine whether your duct system is properly sized for your HVAC system and offer recommendations for improving it. This is great if you have certain rooms that stay cold in the winter and hot and stuffy in the summer.
  • Testing ducts for leakage – We can test for duct leakage, even if your ducts are behind drywall!

Schedule Duct Installation & Duct Repair in Montgomery County

If you’re looking for a reliable duct cleaning company in Gaithersburg or the surrounding area, look no further than James A. Wheat & Sons. Our team of experts will get the job done, no matter how big or small. From duct cleaning to duct sealing, or duct repair to duct installation, we do it all.

If you need duct installation or repair in your Maryland or Washington, DC home, call James A. Wheat & Sons at 240-399-5051! We can install your ductwork right the first time so it is as efficient as it can be. Contact us online today!

Frequently Asked Questions About Duct Installation & Repair

How can I detect leaks in my ducts?

One of the first signs of a leaky duct is a decreased level of comfort in the home. If you are operating your furnace or air conditioner but still not enjoying the desired temperature, or if rooms are different temperatures, there is a good chance you have a leaky duct.

Is duct tape the best way to seal a leaky duct in Gaithersburg?

It may surprise you, but duct tape is not the best solution. The best option is to use cement mastic. This seals the leak and keeps contaminants from entering your airflow.

Do ducts need to be insulated?

Insulating your ductwork can significantly improve your comfort. The insulation helps ensure that the cool/warm air that travels through the ducts doesn’t heat up in summer or cool down in winter. This improves the efficiency of your HVAC systems and enhances your comfort.

How often should ductwork be replaced?

Most ducts will start to show their age between 10 to 15 years. After this point, leaks and other damage will begin to take their toll and reduce your ductwork’s effectiveness. Replacing the ducts can protect your home against pests, diminished indoor air quality, moisture infiltration, and more.

How long does it take to install ductwork in a residential home?

Most ductwork installations take one to two days to complete. It all depends on the size of the home and how much work is required to ensure a proper installation. It is easier and faster in new construction because there is no need to work around furniture. Before any installation, our certified HVAC teams will give you an accurate estimate of the time required to complete the installation of new ductwork in your home.

How much does new ductwork cost in Maryland?

New ducts can run anywhere from $5,000 to more than $10,000 based on the size of the home, zoning considerations, etc. As always, we provide a reliable estimate for your home and work with each client to ensure the finished installation will deliver the comfort you desire.

We encourage you to contact James A. Wheat & Sons at 240-399-5051 for more information about duct installation and duct repair in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC. It is our pleasure to answer your questions and help you find the solutions that will keep you comfortable all year long.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment
to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

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