Air Duct Installation

Air duct installation is not an easy process because there are a lot of factors to consider. Whether you’re installing central air in a house without ducts or plan to have air ducts in a new home, Fresh Air Duct Cleaning can assist. You can install air ducts yourself, but we recommend you hire a professional duct installation contractor for the job. Fortunately, our team is certified and experienced to install air ducts throughout your entire house.

Our duct installation contractors team is diligent when it comes to ductwork installation. Considering every aspect of the installation process helps us get the job done right the first time. Plus, we follow quality standards set by a variety of local and national organizations. Once our team is done installing your ductwork, you can begin enjoying temperature-gauged air all over your home.

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Considerations for Air Duct Installation

Fresh Air Duct Cleaning considers four factors when installing air ducts in your home: planning, placement, sealing, and returns. These four aspects of your air duct installation are essential in ensuring you benefit from our services. Neglecting just one of these characteristics results in leaks causing you more money on your energy bill. Our mission is to provide the highest quality ductwork possible.


The planning process helps us prepare for the air duct installation. The layout is fundamental because of the many issues that can occur. If the layout is not planned correctly, then your air conditioning or furnace is going to work harder than it should. Our team can get the job done more efficiently by laying out the route and proper procedures needed to install the ductwork. The right sizing for your home is also vital. Performing Manual D calculations is the process we’ll take to determine the layout and size. Having the wrong size air ducts can put a strain on the HVAC system. You’ll pay more money for your utility bill as a result.


The placement of your ductwork is thoroughly laid out in the planning stage. Our technicians are mindful of the location they are placing ductwork. Knowing what can and can’t affect the quality of air within the duct is essential. For example, installing ductwork near a lack of insulation allows the air to lose its temperature.

At the same time, you must know how to weave ductwork through walls, attics, and basements. Funneling ducts through tight spaces or around tight corners is an art form. If done poorly, you can expect crimping or tears. Our team is conscious of the right spacing needed for the air duct to be comfortable. They’ll use the layout we created in the planning phase to provide the air duct installation you expect.


Ductwork is never a single piece, so segments need to be sealed together. Unfortunately, DIYers and other contractors performing an air duct installation can improperly seal the ducts causing leaks. An ill-fitted seal can cause two potential problems: air leaks out of the ductwork or air enters the duct changing the temperature.


Return vents and ducts draw air back to the HVAC system so that it can send it back out at the wanted temperature. These vents are usually larger and never have the option to close. You must have the right number of return vents and ducts, so your system doesn’t have to work as hard to manage your air temperature. Fresh Air Duct Cleaning will install the proper amount of return vents during your air duct installation.

Fresh Air Duct Cleaning only wants to provide efficient and satisfactory air duct installation services. Our technicians are certified, experienced and only use premium materials for air duct installations. After we have completed the installation, you can start enjoying AC and heat all over your house.

Air Duct Installation Process

The time to complete an air duct installation varies on the home’s size, but most clients can expect it to last between one and two days. DIYers can expect the process to take much longer, which is another reason we recommend having our team do the job. We are professionals with years of experience in the industry. We also know the industry standards for air duct installations, which gives us an edge over the most versatile DIYers. The process below is what you can expect when our duct installation contractors team starts your air duct installation.

  1. Design: We mentioned the importance of planning when discussing our considerations. The design phase includes us determining the best routes for the ducts and placement for vents. We also calculate the right size for your home. Again, the wrong size ducts for your home will cause problems with the HVAC system. Of course, we also choose the types of materials and what it takes to cool or heat each room. These factors and many others go into our design process.
  2. Plenum Installation: The plenum draws in and distributes the air through the trunk line. Think of the plenum as the heart of the system. It distributes air to and from the AC or furnace to the rest of the network. The plenum must also maintain pressure, so there is easy distribution all over the house.
  3. Trunk Line Installation: A trunk line is the primary duct leading to your furnace or AC. The trunk line is the aorta of the system; it delivers the majority of the air to the remaining smaller ducts. The trunk line typically runs most of the house’s length to reach the ducts equally.
  4. Smaller Air Duct Installation: The smaller air ducts or veins of the system are then installed. We’ll distribute these ducts with the appropriate spacing and routes. These ducts are attached to the trunk line. We’ll ensure joints and seals are applied correctly to avoid leaks.
  5. Return Vent and Air Duct Installation: The return vents and air ducts help your HVAC system produce enough air for the rest of the house. We’ll decide the right amount of return vents and ducts during our design phase. Most homes have one to three return vents, but it varies on the design of the house.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to install air ducts?

The installation of air ducts takes one to four days, depending on the size of the house.

Can I install my own air ducts?

We do not recommend you install your own ductwork as it requires proper planning and extensive knowledge of HVAC systems. DIY air duct installations can cause you problems, such as poor ventilation, broken seals, and higher energy bills. You should always hire a professional HVAC company for air duct installation.

Can I repair my air ducts instead of installing new ductwork?

In some cases, yes. Some air ducts are better off with repairs than complete replacements. However, you should have new air ducts installed if they meet any of the following:

  • More than 10 years old
  • Poor performance or airflow
  • Mold or mildew
  • Significant damage
  • Poor routing or installation
  • Noisy


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