Your heating and air conditioning systems are more than just the units. These systems are also comprised of ductwork that runs throughout your home, in your attic, crawl space or basement, in between walls, and in between floor joists to keep you both warm and cool throughout the entire year. Whether you're adding onto your existing home, installing an entirely new system, or just upgrading your ventilation throughout your home, it's always best to hire a professional to work on your ductwork. Read on for reasons why.
To Ensure It Is Done Properly
First and foremost, if you aren't familiar with ductwork or HVAC systems, you should not attempt to work on this. A professional ductwork company will be able to update, upgrade, repair, and install your ductwork for you and will ensure it is done properly. If you aren't sure what you're doing, you may end up with issues with heating or cooling, issues with the flow of air, or even have problems such as hearing a popping noise each time your system kicks on. Leave it to a pro instead.
To Prevent Injury
Ductwork is created from sheet metal. If you don't know how to handle sheet metal, you could end up with some serious injuries. These injuries could require stitches (or worse) if you aren't careful. Prevent injuries to yourself and others helping you by hiring a professional instead. They have the proper tools and the know-how to get this work done.
To Stay Out Of Confined Spaces
Duct work is throughout your house — in small spaces. If you aren't comfortable being in confined spaces, installing ductwork isn't for you. You may have to crawl through a crawl space or attic, or even squeeze your arms into narrow openings. You may also be in dirty places such as in unfinished basements or dirty crawl spaces. If this doesn't sound appealing to you, don't install ductwork. The professionals are used to these types of environments.
To Ensure It Is Up To Code
Having a professional install your ductwork will also ensure your ductwork is up to code. There is a specific code that needs to be followed with all facets of construction, and ductwork is no different. If you aren't familiar with building codes, leave this to a professional that does.
If you need ductwork installation or repair, hire a professional company to do the work for you. Don't try to save a few bucks and do the work yourself. It's worth the extra cost to have it done by a professional.