Designing ductwork for your new home or renovation isn’t something a homeowner should do on his own. To design HVAC ducts properly, professional know-how is necessary. Otherwise, you’ll risk having inefficient, non-effective ductwork in your home, and once ductwork has been designed and installed, it’s tough to fix if the design is faulty.
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Having your HVAC system’s airflow balanced means heating and cooling airflow to every room into the house is consistent with the size of the room and balanced with the amount of air removed from of the room by the return airflow. This results in a condition of neutral air balance, considered optimum for effective and efficient heating. When airflow is out of balance, a range of performance and energy-efficiency shortfalls will affect your HVAC system, household comfort and indoor air quality.
Good ductwork design can be the difference between consistency and inconsistency, efficiency and inefficiency in your forced-air cooling or heating system. Poor design can reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system by as much as 40 percent. Proper design requires four basic criteria.
With the warm weather settling in, many people are plagued by allergies. Often, the air inside your house can be more polluted than the outside air, and this means there’s no escaping summer allergies when you go inside… unless you take steps to remove allergy-causing dust and debris from the air. Here’s five tips for alleviating your summer allergies: