The Mechanics Of Excellent Ductwork Design
The design of your ductwork has a huge impact on how well your HVAC system performs, and how comfortable you stay in your home. Your HVAC system can’t live up to its potential if your ductwork isn’t up to par. You need not just a well-planned design, but airtight sealing and an expert installation job as well to make sure you get the most out of your cooling and heating equipment.
Before you begin planning the design of your ductwork, you need to get an approximation of your home’s energy needs. An HVAC technician should perform an energy load evaluation to determine this. This information will guide you to choosing a properly sized HVAC system that will be able to efficiently warm and cool your house, keeping your energy costs minimized.
Once you have that out of the way, your HVAC technician can start to sketch several layout alternatives. The goal is to establish an airflow from your supply ducts to the return ducts so that your HVAC system doesn’t get overworked. Various obstacles that could hinder this natural flow such as constructional features need to be taken into account. This helps reduce the wear and tear that your HVAC system endures so that you are able to get the most longevity out of it.
Once the design is finalized, the installation needs to be done carefully so you are able to benefit from it. If it is done poorly, you will be paying too much in energy bills for less than ideal comfort, possibly for years to come. Be sure to work with trusted technicians to be sure that your ducts are as airtight as possible. Cracks and gaps in your ducts can account for you losing up to 30 percent of your conditioned air well before it ever makes it into your living spaces.
For more information about the mechanics of ductwork design, contact the friendly pros at Symbiont Service Corp.today.
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