Ductwork is necessary for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in forced air systems of residential and industrial buildings. Ducts are a series of tubes that move heated and cooled air from HVAC appliances to all the rooms of a home. Residential and industrial ductwork serves the same purpose. A ductwork system designed with efficiency in mind will add to the comfort of the building it is installed within. The ducts, or air distribution system, are the lungs of the building. In most residential buildings twenty percent of the air that moves through a duct system will be lost through leaks, holes and disconnected sections of ductwork. This inefficiency adds to energy bills and over works the HVAC appliances working in the home.
A properly installed ductwork system will improve home comfort by keeping room temperatures more consistent. When ducts are leaky the heating cooling and ventilation systems of the home have to work harder to maintain temperatures. Proper ductwork design, insulation, and sealing will lessen the wear on HVAC systems saving homeowners money on repair and replacements. The air quality of homes with poorly installed ductwork systems also suffers because of dirt, pollen, and fumes making their way into the air exchange system. Properly installing and sealing the ductwork of a home will allow the homeowner’s family to breathe easily and lessen allergies and asthma problems.
Building an efficient ductwork system is best left to professional, licensed HVAC and ductwork contractor like us at All Year Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning. We provide duct service to all of North New Jersey because we know how hard it is to find the right professional contractor for your home! There are certain techniques that must be done in order to install an efficient ductwork system. The best practices for efficient installation include installing ducts in air conditioned spaces, insulating the ducts, sealing the ducts and ensuring that you choose the correct size ducts for your home’s needs. Installing ductwork in air conditioned areas of a home will allow them to operate more efficiently. If the ducts are installed in a hot or excessively cool area of the home they will lose some of their ability to effectively move heated and cooled air. After planning where the ductwork should be located, the joints of the segments should be sealed airtight. By using a metal-backed tape, it will keep the seams securely in place. To further protect against leaky ductwork, the system should be insulated.
The insulation level required will vary depending on the size of the system and the climate of the area. Choosing the right size ductwork for your home is arguably the most important concern when designing the air distribution system. All Year Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning is your certified HVAC contractor and we can suggest the right size system for your home. Give All Year Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning a call today to schedule a ductwork technician to service your home!