In many instances, homeowners don’t consider the vital importance of ductwork functionality when addressing heating and cooling concerns. Yet your ductwork is the channel by which all conditioned air flows – which is why hiring a trained technician when designing the duct blueprint is crucial. Designing ductwork properly, along with professional installation, are essential for any HVAC system because your system is only as good as the ducts that carry the conditioned air.
Below are the main factors for properly designed and installed ductwork:
There should be no twists or bends in the ductwork that hamper strong airflow. The path of the ductwork in and around pipes, lumber and wiring should be a smooth transition that allows the greatest air passage to rooms in your home.
Ductwork is not a single piece of hose running throughout your home; it is fitted together and then separated into “Y” intersections in various spots. The weakest points may naturally occur at these spots. Professional installers make sure the connections are tight to allow strong, continuous airflow.
Effective Vent Placement
Where the air vents into the room must be considered, preferably from the onset of new construction, or energy may be struggling to heat and cool rooms against nature. For instance, floor vents are most often used in the northern U.S. because it takes less energy to heat the room from the bottom to top. The reverse is true for the Southern states, where cooling is the primary concern.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning’s professional technicians are trained in designing ductwork systems in which airflow meets the maximum efficiency according to California Home Energy Regulations and the moderate climate of the Fresno area. Contact usfor more helpful tips and discussion on energy efficiency.
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