Breathe Easy with Cook Home Services

At Cook Home Services, we have been in the business of providing home improvement services to Montgomery County and the surrounding areas since 1978. Since the very beginning, our team of professionals has dedicated themselves to bringing you quality installation and courteous, friendly service at all times. We pride ourselves on our commitment to meet your needs and provide total home improvement and comfort solutions.

Cook Home Services has 43 years of service offering the highest quality ductwork and ventilation services. Our team of certified HVAC professionals is the best in the business and always extends the highest quality workmanship.

Our ventilation testing, maintenance, and upgrade options include:

In addition to our ductwork services, we also service air conditioning, air quality, energy solutions, heating, and other interior home services.

Ductwork and Ventilation

Troubleshooting and Repairs

Upgrades and Installations

Service Plans and Maintenance

Diagnostics and Testing

We offer a number of coupons you can use at the time of payment, as well as discounts for active military, veterans, police, firefighters, and teachers.

Duct Sealing

Keep your ventilation system clean and effective, which allows your HVAC system to function efficiently and effectively. Ductwork is a complex web of insulated tubes and vents whose sole purpose is to route your indoor air into specific areas.

Ductwork has many joints and bends that can become structurally weak over time. With continued use over time, your ductwork will experience tears, holes, and other leaks.

When leaks are present, your indoor air becomes vulnerable to infiltrating pollutants being circulated by your HVAC system. Leaks and tears also cause the system to work overtime to balance the air temperature inside the building, which can lead to a damaged system and increased energy usage.

Duct sealing is an important step in protecting your indoor air quality, as well as increasing your energy efficiency. By sealing your ducts, you ensure only clean air comes through your HVAC system as well as eliminate lost energy.

We have extensive experience with ductwork. We build, install, and repair ductwork, so sealing ducts is something we are extremely familiar with. When you call on us to seal your ducts, we will get every rip, hole and leak sealed and have your ductwork airtight like the day it was installed.

Our technicians can perform a diagnostic test to identify the location of leaks and tears in your ductwork. We then seal your ducts using Aeroseal, a non-toxic, water-based formula.

Aeroseal Duct Sealing uses tiny beads of non-toxic vinyl acetate polymer particles that collect in torn ducts with a maximum 5/8 of an inch hole. The seal prevents air from escaping through duct work holes in residential and commercial buildings.

How Duct Sealing Works

Actual Client Results

Ductwork Sealing

Duct Replacement

When your duct system starts performing poorly, you have two options to fix the problem: repair or replace the duct. Most of the time, repairing your ductwork is the answer, but there are some situations where replacing the entire system is the better choice. To determine if your ductwork needs to be replaced, you need to know the history and current performance of your system before going through with the replacement.

Upgrade your Ductwork

Most duct systems last up to 10 to 15 years before they start to deteriorate. If your current system is 15 years or older, it’s usually best to just have it replaced. An old duct system has a harder time providing your entire home with proper ventilation, causing an increase in your energy consumption. It’s also more susceptible to damage and more expensive to maintain upkeep and repair.

Repair Damaged Ductwork

Sometimes duct damage isn’t easy to spot, but you can notice it whenever your indoor temperature isn’t balanced. Oftentimes, repair and maintenance can bring your system back to an operable state. However, if you’ve had your ductwork serviced and still can’t feel the improvement, you’re better off replacing the system entirely rather than trying to sustain its efficiency.

Ductwork Cleanliness

Mold, dust, and large leaks are the most common duct problems. Poor ductwork installation, seals, and installation can invite mold and dust into your building, making it harder for people with breathing difficulties and illnesses to stay inside your property without adversely affecting their health. Our ductwork experts can diagnose, test, clean, seal, repair or replace your ductwork as necessary.

Duct Installation

Cook Home Services has a team of highly trained individuals who went through specialized training to efficiently install your HVAC ductwork system. Breathe easy when you hire us to provide a hassle-free duct installation.

Safety First

One simple mistake can damage your HVAC system permanently. Professionals undergo years of extensive training and professional experience to ensure that they know what needs to be done and how to do it safely. These pros are regularly updated on the various safety concerns, local laws, and ordinances needed to install your duct system properly. When something goes wrong, you can count on the professionals you hired to go back and repair these problems immediately.

Save Money

When leaks are present, air conditioning and heating systems tend to work overtime to balance the air temperature inside the building, increasing your utility bill. Once these devices break down prematurely due to overuse, you’ll have to replace or repair them. Asthma attacks and other health problems caused by the leaky ductwork can also result in medical expenses. By repairing your ductwork effectively, you prevent these unfortunate incidents and save money.

Experience

Ductwork is more than just laying and connecting pipes to ensure proper airflow. It requires planning and installing a tubing system that will provide sufficient airflow to all areas of a building. Professionals have a specific skill set and training needed to properly install an effective ductwork system. From similar job experiences, professionals understand your building better and can provide you with better ductwork installation ideas and suggestions.

Cost-Efficient

Professional ductwork installation is more cost-effective. You can avoid potential costly mistakes, like leaks, breaches, and health problems. You also save on tools and additional hardware because professionals already have their own set of installation equipment.

System Efficiency

Ducts make it possible for your cooling and heating systems to effectively circulate cool or hot air. Improper installation can cause the ductwork to function inefficiently, which can also result in increased energy usage, higher utility bills, and damage to the system

Ensure Health

A poorly constructed ductwork poses a great health risk for people with asthmas and allergies. The integrity of the air inside a building is compromised when ducts have leaks. Pollutants can easily find their way into the air vents and disrupt a person’s respiratory function

Cook Home Services provides professional solutions to your most pressing ductwork problems. We have the tools and knowledge to install the ductwork needed in your buildings.

Air Duct Modification

There are various reasons why your air duct system could be underperforming. Although duct damage, like air leaks and mold buildup are common, poorly designed air ducts also contribute to air duct inefficiency. Air ducts that don’t fit the architectural design of your property must work harder to distribute air through your building. Even if you have the newest air conditioning or heating system, you won’t experience the full optimization of your unit if your air duct isn’t properly fitted to your building.

Whatever problem your air duct system encounters, you can trust us to handle the situation properly. We’re armed with the necessary equipment to modify your air duct system ensures that the entire procedure goes smoothly. With that said, you’ll experience the following benefits once we’re done with the modifications:

  • Improved Air Transfer – With your duct system sized and aligned correctly to fit the design of your property, the ducts will have an easier time delivering air to your rooms.
  • Improved Environment – With modified ducts, your system can perform efficiently, delivering balanced temperatures throughout your building.
  • Improved Energy Savings – With modified air ducts, your system won’t need to increase heating and cooling outputs, which increases your energy efficiency and decreases your utility bills.

To address the design problem of your air duct system, it’s best to have it professionally modified. The modifications will rearrange the placement of your ducts to serve your property better.

Ductwork Rerouting Service

Rerouting your ductwork is a convenient way to efficiently heat or cool new structures or previously unused spaces. If you’re planning to make better use of your attic or basement, don’t forget to reroute your ductwork in the space.

Ductwork rerouting requires the use of various power tools and involves the demolishing walls or ceilings. Cook Home Services has the necessary equipment to properly reroute your ducts. Our highly skilled technicians are fully licensed and certified to handle the rerouting task.

We have the professional experience necessary, so we won’t damage your walls or ceilings during the entire process. You can expect that your rerouted ducts will provide the following benefits:

Efficiently Heat and Cool Your Space

A properly rerouted ductwork system will deliver cool and warm air throughout your finished basement, attic, or newly added structure. Because of this, your ducts will continue to perform efficiently without having to crank up your heating or cooling system.

Avoid Damaged Ductwork

Oftentimes, badly rerouted ductwork systems are prone to air leaks and misaligned ducts, which are costly and time-consuming to fix. Our highly trained technicians can reroute your ductwork and ensure it remains durable for a long period of time.

Contribute to Energy Savings

Correctly rerouted ducts help lower your energy consumption, since your heating and cooling system won’t need to overwork to maintain an enjoyable living environment. You can enjoy a comfortable living environment without worrying about the cost of your electricity bill.

Cook Home Services has been providing reliable ductwork services since 1978, and we are well-versed with the various techniques in rerouting your duct system.

Evaporator Coil Cleaning

Air conditioning systems included a key part called an evaporator coil. This coil, also known as the indoor coil, absorbs the heat from the air inside your property. Paired with the condenser coil, the evaporator coil forms a heat exchange system that maintains the temperature inside a structure.

Dirty coils impede proper heat transfer, making your HVAC system to work harder and causing unnecessary wear-and-tear. Dirty coils can increase your energy usage by up to 37% and decrease the system’s cooling capacity by as much as 30%. More alarmingly, dirty coils can compromise the quality of the air you breathe indoors.

Keeping these coils clean is essential in making sure that your HVAC system is working as efficiently as possible. Clean evaporator and condenser coils improve your indoor air quality and lower your utility bills.

At Cook Home Services, we employ effective coil cleaning techniques depending on the level of contamination. We use low-pressure compressed air, steam cleaning, and soft bristle brushes for mild cleaning needs. For more severe contamination, we use stronger cleaning solutions or solvents. You can rely on Cook Home Services for thorough coil cleaning.

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Ductwork Leak Testing Services

Ductwork plays a crucial role in keeping you comfortable in your home or commercial building. That’s because it distributes the treated air from your air conditioning system or heater throughout the space. Additionally, your HVAC system not only maintains the indoor temperature, but it also filters the air from outside to ensure only clean air circulates your building.

Leaks in your ductwork can cause significant damage to your building’s structure and the health of those occupying it. Leaks anywhere in your ductwork can compromise your indoor air quality. The best way to avoid these issues is to have your ductwork tested for leaks regularly.

All ductwork is subject to wear and tear, properly installed or not. The system has vulnerable spots where leaks are most likely to appear. Detecting ductwork leaks isn’t an easy task, especially if you don’t have the right tools and training.

Cook Home Services offers high quality-ductwork leak testing services. Our trained technicians are highly experienced and well-equipped to find even the smallest ductwork leaks.