Air Ducts

air ducts

According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star program, leaky ducts in attics or crawlspaces can account for 20 percent or more of a home's heating and cooling energy losses. This results in higher utility bills for you and difficulty keeping your house comfortable.

A few signs you may have leaky ducts are if you have:

  • High utility bills in summer and winter
  • Difficult-to-heat-and-cool rooms
  • Stuffy rooms that never seem to feel comfortable
  • Attic, crawlspace, or garage ducts
  • Tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system

What Can You Do About Leaky Ducts?

Run your system, and check all the ducts and joints you can access. You can seal these yourself with mastic or foil-backed tape. You should also seal around where the duct meets the wall. Duct tape is actually not recommended for ductwork, and any fabric-backed tape will deteriorate over time. If you have questions about appropriate tape call us at 541-387-3311 or talk to a representative at your local hardware store.

The following maintenance will require an HVAC professional:

Air Duct Insulation

We recommend insulating your ducts. This ensures that the air maintains the correct temperature as it travels to the living spaces in your home.

Air Duct Testing

You can have your ducts tested. One of our certified technicians will take a reading of the air pressure in your ducts and can analyze how much air you lose. From there we can make suggestions about how to improve efficiency.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ, is very important to the health and well-being of you and your family.

To learn more about maintenance for your ducts, or if you have questions about your leaky ducts, call us today at 541-387-3311 or request service online.

Need Air Duct Service?

Contact the experts at A&E Plumbing, Heating, and Air.

Call us at 541-387-3311!

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“Thank you Cruz and Rene. Cleaning vent duct’s, filters and re-installing bathroom vent fan. Clean up and placing furniture back. Thank you so much for everything you did.” – Renee E.

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“Cruz and Rene did their work quickly. They were polite and informative. Rene gave me valuable information to select an appropriate pleated filter for our system taking into account our pets.”

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“Cruz & Rene were great. They explained everything to me including repairs that I need to make. They were very respectful of my home.”

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“Cruz and Rene came out to replace a duct and clean all ductwork. They were on time, very professional and very cordial. They did a great job, cleaned up after themselves and were very polite. This was our second experience with A&E, and I highly recommend their service and their staff. Thanks Cruz and Rene for a great job!”

– Mary Z.

Air Duct Maintenance in Hood River, OR 97031

“Beautiful work. We are very pleased. Cruz and Rene were very professional and top notch craftsmen. I’ve been wanting to get our air ducts cleaned for years. They also cleaned our dryer vent and repaired the vent so that the dryer air will be more efficient. We have been customers of A&E for many years. They are the best. Thank you. A special thank you to Rene and Cruz”

– Deborah M.

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“Rene and Cruz came out to clean the duct and Aeroseal and remove the old furnace. They were very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They explained all that they were doing and went the extra mile and taped off gaps in the vents I didn’t know I had. I have the installation coming tomorrow and if Rene and Cruz, and of course Karin are an example of great service they have, then I made the right choice to go with A&E Heating. I am looking forward to tomorrow with the install.”

– Jerome L.

Air Duct Maintenance in White Salmon, OR 98672

“Your tech Cruz was top tier today as he took time to not only do a thorough job, but also explained the process to us before beginning… avoiding any surprises.
Additionally it was also nice to have questions answered as he went along, and we appreciated his suggestions of how maintain our system with good cleaning tips when he finished the job.”

– Michael H.

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“Andrew is very professional and personable. He helped to install our new system in 2020 and it was a pleasure seeing him again.”

– Richard N.

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“Always great service with A &E . Steve and Cruz the technicians who cleaned the air ducts demonstrated the equipment and answered all my questions. They were fast and efficient and took great care as they moved through the rooms and moved furniture to access the air vents. The day after having the dust and debris that had settled in the ducts removed I noticed the air quality in the house was obviously improved!”

– Melody S.


A&E Plumbing, Heating, and Air proudly provides HVAC service to the Hood River, Oregon, and The Dalles, Washington, area communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 541-387-3311, or request service online today.