Replacing a Duct System in a Mobile Home

Whether you are a mobile home resident or a regular home “flipper” specializing in renovations, it’s beneficial to know how to install or replace a flexible mobile home duct for a heating and air-conditioning unit.

Mobile homes are more prevalent in the United States than one may think, and if you do a lot of your own home repairs and maintenance, you must be prepared to deal with HVAC system problems as they arise. If you need to install or replace ductwork, the first thing you need to think about is the type of insulation that you are choosing

Insulation Quality Matters!

The quality and effectiveness of your insulation can be a determining factor in the success of the overall heating and air performance of a flexible mobile home duct. If your insulation is minimal or damaged, you will likely find yourself having to replace the entire duct altogether. Oftentimes dirt and dust can cause the ductwork to be less efficient. Animals can enter a mobile home just like a brick and mortar one and can chew through the insulation causing permanent damage. Duct insulation can also be damaged by harsh weather causing mildew and mold to build up within it. 

When you are selecting a new duct for your mobile home you should focus on the insulation rating otherwise known as the R-value. The R-value indicates how effective the insulation material is at keeping hot air in during winter and cold air in during summer. You want to select a minimum of an R4 rating when choosing the insulation material for your mobile home duct. 

Make Sure Your Ducts Are Properly Sized

The length and diameter of your flexible mobile home duct should also be considered carefully. You don’t want to buy less than you need lengthwise and would rather have to trim a bit off the end than not have enough to get the job done. Typically, you want to purchase a duct that is 25 feet long at the minimum. That length should meet the specifications of most heating and cooling systems and it can always be shortened if needed. 

The appropriate diameter of the duct is important as well, and the price often goes up based on the diameter. Usually the diameters of a standard mobile home duct range somewhere between eight and 14 inches, so you’ll want to choose the appropriate size that fits your heating and air-conditioning system. By installing a properly-sized duct in your mobile home, you will be able to enjoy climate control no matter where your home is located, even if that’s on the road heading to different locations! 

Maki Heating And Air Can Replace Your Mobile Home Duct System!

At Maki Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help you choose the proper parts you need to install or repair a mobile home duct yourself, or we can send some of our expert technicians to do it for you. 

We value our customers’ time and money and can help you make the right choice between a do-it-yourself job or a professional installation depending on your level of expertise and the type of HVAC system in your mobile home. You can reach out to us via phone at your convenience at (530) 885-3449 or (916) 782-9242 and we can answer your questions or schedule an appointment right over the phone. 

At Maki Electric, Heating and Air we are experts in serving the Greater Sacramento Area and surrounding foothills and love helping our community to have affordable reliable HVAC services year-round!



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