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How Ductwork Efficiency Depends On Its Design

Your ductwork plays a huge role in the comfort you feel within your home on a daily basis.  This is because it is solely responsible for distributing the conditioned air that your HVAC system generates.  If your ductwork design is flawed, even the most efficient HVAC systems won’t help you save money on your energy costs.  

Holes and leaks in your ductwork can be responsible for you losing up to 20 percent of your conditioned air before it ever reaches its destination.  Instead, the air will be wasted in areas like the attic or crawlspace.

Your ductwork’s design should be laid out so that a natural airflow can occur from the supply duct to the return duct.  This should efficiently allow for air to flow through your home and then re-enter your air system to be filtered and conditioned again.  Though it sounds simple enough, many obstacles can prevent this from happening.

An HVAC contractor should be able to help you establish a solid ductwork design that will keep your home comfortable while remaining energy efficient.  Architectural obstacles need to be accounted for, and they can determine the best location for your ducts.  They will talk with you about which rooms are used more frequently than others to make sure your needs are taken into consideration.

The installation is just as important as the ductwork design.  If you do not get your ducts sealed as tightly as possible, you will be losing air from the beginning.  It is crucial to choose a contractor who will get the job done right the first time so that you don’t have to worry about callbacks or dealing with warranty returns.

The experts at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning can help you with any of your ductwork design needs.  We have been assisting San Joaquin Valley residents with their cooling and heating needs for nearly 40 years.  Contact us today, and we will be glad to answer any of your questions.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about ductwork efficiency depends on its design and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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