Custom Sheet Metal

Duct work is part of your HVAC system. Without it, there would be no way to ensure heated or cooled air would actually make it into your home. Instead, it would waft around your cooler and heater, then disappear into the air. That’s why custom sheet metal is so important.

If you’re wondering why the sheet metal has to be customized, remember houses are built in a variety of styles, meaning one duct design won’t fit all homes. There are several turns, crawl spaces, attics and designs to consider, so it’s very important for technicians to map out a path, measure, cut, then install the sheet metal properly. At Waterbury Heating & Cooling, you can trust our technicians to design the perfect map for efficient HVAC ducts.

But our services aren’t limited to residential properties. If you’re constructing your own business site or want to install completely new air conditioners, heaters or ductwork, call Waterbury Heating & Cooling. Our experienced technicians will handle all your HVAC needs.

When you call Waterbury Heating & Cooling, you can expect your ducts to be cut from sheet metal. But what is sheet metal? Most companies will use the term to describe a variety of metals, but to be specific, Waterbury Heating & Cooling uses galvanized steel. This steel is covered with zinc oxide to prevent rust and corrosion, so your ducts last longer.

But even the best materials still need routine maintenance to last longer and do their jobs efficiently. So how can you maintain your custom galvanized steel ducts? Here are a few tips.

Maintaining your HVAC ducts

  1. Visual inspection of ducts

    Though you can’t tear open your walls to inspect your ductwork, you can still take a look at the ducts from the air vents in your home or by inspecting the visible ductwork in your garage, attic or crawlspace. Your ducts should not be bent, rusting or leaking.
    If you see an obvious gap in your vents, call Waterbury Heating & Cooling. The break can be due to improper installation, movement from a settling foundation or animals may have crawled into your ductwork. To confirm the cause of the opening and to repair it, call Waterbury Heating & Cooling. Our technicians will quickly seal your ducts at a price you can afford.

  2. Keep ducts clean

    During your visual inspection, you may notice the ducts are dirty. To remedy this, simply wipe the exterior down with soapy water or a damp cloth. From inside your home, unscrew the vents and vacuum all dirt and debris. At this time, you might as well clean your air vents, too.

  3. Call Waterbury Heating & Cooling

    Your duct system should be professionally cleaned every 3-5 years for maximum efficiency. Even if you clean around the vents and inspect for leaks or breaks, dirt and debris can still build up inside your ductwork. Waterbury Heating & Cooling can get to the tougher areas of your system and get it back to maximum efficiency. During this time, your technician can also inspect the ducts to ensure there are no problem areas.

Even if you maintain your system and call Waterbury Heating & Cooling every few years for a professional clean, accidents can still happen. That’s why it’s so important to conduct inspections. During your inspections, pay attention to the following signs and give us a call if you suspect something is wrong.

When to call Waterbury Heating & Cooling

  1. Mold growth on ducts

    When mold appears on the outside of your ducts, it usually means there’s mold within the duct system as well. Call Waterbury Heating & Cooling so one of our technicians can confirm the cause and severity of the mold growth. Once the source has been determined, trust us to fix the problem and thoroughly clean your ducts to get them back to normal.

  2. Higher than normal energy bill

    If certain parts of your home are cool while others aren’t, or if you noticed your energy bill has increased seemingly without good reason, you may have a leak in your ducts. That means some of the cool or hot air you’re trying to circulate throughout your home is escaping, bringing your energy bill up higher than normal. It also means some rooms will be comfortable while others will be too hot or cold. When you notice these symptoms, call Waterbury Heating & Cooling. Our technicians will find the source of the leak and seal it so your home can feel comfortable and your energy bill can relax back to normal.

  3. Strange sounds coming from ducts

    The main reason you might hear banging, scraping or other strange noises from your ducts is the presence of animals. After calling your local animal control to help catch the critters, contact Waterbury Heating & Cooling. Our experienced technicians can fix any ducts that had to be pried open either by the animals or by animal control. Once they’ve sealed all holes and repaired all broken segments of your system, the will sanitize it.

    Your technician will thoroughly clean and sanitize the ducts so when you’re blowing air into your home, you can trust that no dirt, debris or wild animal fur and bacteria is also circulating through your house. Remember, it’s also important to routinely change out your HVAC system’s air filter every month or two for similar reasons.

At Waterbury Heating & Cooling, we believe you and your family deserve to be comfortable all year round. So, if you live in or around Sioux Falls, South Dakota and your air conditioner is giving you trouble, give us a call. When your HVAC system needs to be serviced or replaced, schedule an appointment with one of our professional, friendly and knowledgeable technicians. We offer services and repairs, as well as the installation of several products, including boilers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, thermostats, geothermal systems, furnaces, air conditioners and more. Call Waterbury Heating & Cooling today at (605) 338-2692 or visit our website at and trust us to take care of all your HVAC needs.