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Quality HVAC Solutions

Quality HVAC Solutions

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Green Air Care

Green Air Care

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Green Air Care is committed to offering the very best in products and service. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority. With nearly 30 years of staff experience in the industry Green Air Care is proud to offer our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not pleased with final outcome, we will either redo the job or refund you accordingly. It is a privilege to serve your Heating & Cooling needs and we don't take your business for granted. Thank you for putting your trust in Green Air Care. Please let us know how we can serve you better! ... View Profile
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All In 1 Restoration

All In 1 Restoration

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Have over 30 years experience in the trade.we do all types of construction.painting,tile,bathroom remodel,drywall,tuckpointing,brick laying,roofing,flooring,electrical work,
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Pagor Heating & Cooling Inc

Pagor Heating & Cooling Inc

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Quality products. Quality installs and service. Accurate diagnosis. Hi west and reliable. More than competitive pricing. 6306886824.Www.pagorhvac.com
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RIX HVAC INC

RIX HVAC INC

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We are a cut above the rest with over 27 years of experience in the Chicagoland area. We are about quality, and excellent customer service and have an A+ BBB rating. 
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Family  HVAC Appliance Centers

Family HVAC Appliance Centers

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38 years Hvac Refrigeration Services AAS HVAC Techmology Rocky Mountain Training Institute 2013
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Chicago Heating & Cooling 1 Corp.

Chicago Heating & Cooling 1 Corp.

Our Mission  Our mission is to provide every customer with the highest quality of service and to provide them with a greater understanding of their heating and air conditioning system. We aim to ensure that every customer is 100% satisfied. About Us  Our company was founded in April 2007 and has seen tremendous growth and success since that time. All of our advertising has been done through the employees of the company and by word of mouth. Our exceptional service and quick response time is unmatched by anyone in the industry and is often noted by our customers during our visits. Because ... View Profile
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D's Air & Heating, Inc

D's Air & Heating, Inc

D's Air & Heating, Inc. was started from a glimmer of hope, knowledge, and determination. Our constant strive to be the customers choice for satisfaction and unparalleled performance is our employment to success in the heating, air conditioning, furnace and boiler industry. A family owned and operated business here to deliver customer satisfaction in the heating, air conditioning, duct cleaning, blown insulation, and boiler industry. We sale, service, repair, and install most major brand equipment. ... View Profile
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Ajax Heating And Air Conditioning

Ajax Heating And Air Conditioning

Ajax Heating and Air Conditioning of Justice, Illinois is a full service HVAC company. We serve both residential and commercial clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Our technicians are trained to service almost any kind furnace, boiler, central air conditioner or window unit. Contact us for a free estimate today. Ajax heating and air conditioning. we come highly recommended by many we offer 24 hr service out of justice il. give us a try. Check out our website. ajaxheatandair.com ... View Profile
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Airtek Systems Inc.

Airtek Systems Inc.

Airtek systems Is a full service heating and air conditioning business. We specialize in maintenance repair in replacement. I've been in the HVAC business since 1988 I carry a journeyman's license any state contractors liscense in Florida and Wisconsin.  Air Tech stays ahead of the pack by attending Schools and training seminars. A dozen times a year to keep up-to-date with new equipment changes Product knowledge troubleshooting and testing procedures.  All customers are treed treated with a long term relationship in mind not just another number and nameless face at on the end of the phone. I like the fact that we deal with people o ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to install or replace ductwork?

The average cost to replace ductwork is $1,400 to $5,600, depending on the house size. Air duct installation costs $25 to $55 per linear foot or $270 to $500 per duct. HVAC ductwork repair costs $200 to $700 for minor leaks.


How often should ductwork be replaced?

Ductwork lasts 10 to 20 years on average before it needs replacing. Most ducts need work when replacing HVAC systems more than 15 years old or when upgrading to bigger or higher-efficiency units.

Signs to repair or replace ductwork:

  • Unbalanced heating or cooling
  • Rising energy bills
  • Reduced airflow
  • Noisy HVAC system with vibrating ducts
  • Consistently dusty home
  • Mold, odors, or moisture damage in air ducts
  • Pest infestations in the ductwork
  • Collapsed, loosened, torn, or rusted duct sections

How long does it take to replace ductwork?

Replacing ductwork takes 1 to 2 days on average or up to 4 days for larger homes or complex projects. Installation time depends on the home’s size, age, number of HVAC units, duct type, and crew size. Allow more time when wall or ceiling repairs are necessary.


What is ductwork?

Ductwork is a large piping system that sends heated or cooled air from HVAC units throughout the home. Duct vents are long tubes or rectangular sheet-metal channels made of fiberglass, steel, PVC, or aluminum. These rigid or flexible ducts are in ceilings, attics, basements, and crawl spaces.


What are the different types of ductwork?

There are three main types of ductwork:

  • Flexible – Round tubes with steel wire reinforcement and covered with plastic or aluminum. Lightweight and easy to install but shortest lifespan. Prone to tears, pest infestations, and moisture damage.
  • Fiberglass / fiberboard – Insulated by fiberglass to prevent condensation and muffle the HVAC system sound. Fiberglass can deteriorate and release fibers into the air over time, causing health issues.
  • Sheet metal – Rigid in shape, made from galvanized steel or aluminum, lightweight, easy to install, and mold-resistant.

Do you need to replace ductwork when replacing an AC unit?

You should replace ductwork when replacing an AC unit if the ducts are moldy, more than 20 years old, or cracked. AC upgrades often require new ductwork to fit bigger systems properly. HVAC installers inspect ducts first and recommend cleaning, repairing, or replacing ducts as needed.


Can I install my own ductwork?

DIY ductwork replacement is illegal in most states without a license. Hire certified HVAC contractors for duct installation and repairs.


How do I find ductwork installers in my area?

Start by searching our list of ductwork companies, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting services:

  • Make sure they are licensed, bonded, and insured.
  • Ask to see their certifications from:
    • Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
    • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
    • North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
  • Seek out contractors with at least 2 to 5 years of work experience.
  • Collect project bids from three different companies to compare estimates.
  • Avoid choosing the lowest estimates that lead to low-quality work.
  • Compare past reviews on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Don’t sign contracts until you understand the total project cost.
  • Make a payment schedule instead of paying in full upfront to avoid scams.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best ductwork installation contractors in your area.


What questions to ask HVAC ductwork companies before hiring?

When hiring a duct installer, ask them the following questions:

  • Which duct type is best for my home?
  • How many duct installations have you done?
  • Can I see photos of your past work?
  • Can you provide references from previous ductwork projects?
  • What does your labor warranty cover?
  • If installing flex ducts, will you add supports every 4 feet?
  • Can you install ducts in air-conditioned areas to reduce energy losses?
  • Will you insulate the entire length of all supply lines?
  • Do you use rigid connectors and sealant on flex-duct connections?
  • Will you test for duct leaks after installation?
  • Do you use Manual D duct-design calculation software to size the ducts?
  • Can you also make Manual J and Manual T calculations to check the supply-register sizes?
  • Do your prices include a home energy audit to prevent leaks and optimize airflow?
  • Will you pull permits for this duct installation, and how much do they cost?
  • Does this estimate include all labor, materials, and cleanup costs?
  • How long will this duct installation take?

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