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What Goes Into An Expertly Designed And Installed Ductwork System

No matter how efficient your HVAC system may be, it can never live up to its potential if the ductwork system is not properly designed and installed.  The ductwork is a major component of your HVAC system, responsible for distributing conditioned air throughout your home. If overlooked, it can cause major comfort and efficiency problems.  The design, installation and sealing of your ducts all play roles in creating a comfortable home for you and your family. 

There are several factors that need to be decided upon before attempting to lay out your ducts.  An HVAC specialist should help you determine the size of the HVAC unit you need by performing heating and cooling loads on your house.  These will calculate how much energy is required to properly comfort your home.  This information will allow them to recommend a suitable air system for your home’s particular needs.

The actual ducts that will be used have to be sized as well.  If your ductwork is too narrow, it won’t be able to transfer enough air into your home to keep you comfortable.  If too large, your air might not  be properly circulated.

Once these decisions have been made, your HVAC contractor can start putting together sketches of possible duct and vent placement.  They are striving for a design that will create a natural airflow that allows for easy circulation.  They have to keep in mind various construction features that may affect airflow, to arrive at a final design that is ideal for your home’s needs.

Errors in installation can have long-lasting ramifications on both your comfort as well as how much you spend each month.  Leaks in the ductwork can result in losing up to 30 percent of your air before it even reaches the supply grilles.  These leaks often become concealed in walls or flooring after the installation, making them difficult to repair.

To learn more about establishing an expert ductwork system for maximum efficiency, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Companytoday.  We proudly serve the Yuma area.

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

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