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7 DUCT INVESTMENT BEST PRACTICES USED AS A PRACTICE BY HVAC EXPERTS

Jun 21

7 DUCT INVESTMENT BEST PRACTICES USED AS A PRACTICE BY HVAC EXPERTS

You've just purchased an excellent HVAC system for the new home. It is essential that you have a network designed of ducts for efficient heating and cooling throughout your home. You might think that installing HVAC ducts is easy for a DIY homeowner. But, this is far from the truth. An HVAC professional is necessary to prevent costly mistakes and delays. It will give you greater assurance that your HVAC duct installation is completed to your satisfaction.

Columbus Airduct Cleaning established heating, and air conditioning service provider in the region shares their top tips with you to ensure a hassle-free HVAC system installation.

Placements should be considered. When designing ducts, it's crucial to make sure they won't have too much travel to reach their designated areas. These areas are more susceptible to cold or hot spots. It is essential that the ducts be kept from the elements. They should be placed behind walls, ceilings, and floors so they aren't affected by extreme heat.

Insulation. Insulate the ducts if it isn't possible to keep them hidden (such as HVAC ducts running through unconditioned basements or garages). This will reduce the chance of energy loss.

The size of HVAC ducts is important. They will resist airflow more if they are too small. A large HVAC duct will result in poor cooling or heating distribution due to its low air velocity. In order to choose the right size of the duct, your HVAC expert must conduct a room-by-room calculation. This is necessary to determine the cooling and heating loads of your home.

Good duct materials are important. Your HVAC professional might choose to design your HVAC ducts from sheet metal, fiberglass, and polyurethane depending on your budget. Each option can offer different energy and durability characteristics. For instance, aluminum or galvanized metal is very strong but difficult to insulate. Fiberglass is insulated. The material is easier to cut out and seal. However, it can break down easily. Non-metallics (e.g. PVC or plastic) are flexible but are more susceptible to breaking. Ask your HVAC technician for help in deciding.

Inspect and seal the ducts. Duct leaks or other problems can cause indoor air quality issues and energy losses. HVAC specialists use screws to attach duct sections. Then, they seal seams using fiberglass mesh (or mastic) and seal joints. They'll test the duct's tightness to ensure that no conditioned air leaks through the seams.

Reduce the number of seams. HVAC ducts often leak. The ductwork should not have any seams. HVAC experts recommend using fewer connecting pieces and longer single pieces. The likelihood of duct seals failing and losing valuable heating or cool energy behind walls or crawl spaces is greatly reduced.

Balance the airflow. It is important to maintain healthy indoor air pressure for optimal HVAC performance. Your HVAC professional can help you achieve this balance by placing the appropriate amount of supply and returns registers in each space and ensuring that return flow has the equal airflow capacity as supply.

Columbus Airduct Cleaning keeps all of this in mind when installing and designing your HVAC ducts. You won't have to worry about poor results when we handle this job. We combine the best HVAC workmanship with customer-focused support to create a memorable experience unlike any other.

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Columbus Airduct Cleaning can handle your HVAC duct installation, heating repair, or AC troubleshooting. There are no costly mistakes or callbacks. Superior workmanship is backed by decades-long industry experience. We are proudly serving Columbus. Contact us by calling or filling out this form to schedule your HVAC inspection. We look for you!

 

Columbus Airduct Cleaning

Columbus, OH

(740) 291 0950