Air duct systems play a vital role in distributing hot and cold air around your home or commercial building. Ducts are mostly hidden away, which makes them easy to forget about however forget about them for too long, and you could run into airflow problems. Ductwork maintenance and design are an important part of your home and office airflow system, let’s look at how you can prioritize your duct maintenance.
Ductwork design contains a few factors and a trusted HVAC specialist will be able to advise you on each of these.
Your ducts may not be laid out in an optimal position. Duct Renovation will assess if enough air is reaching each of your rooms. If some ducts are too long, they may need to be adjusted for optimal airflow. An HVAC specialist will be able to provide you with an optimal duct layout for your space.
The outgoing air levels need to equal the incoming duct air levels. When this balance is out, your home could end up being more pressurized or depressurized. Although this isn’t life-threatening, it can lead to mold growth.
All your internal ducts are protected by your home’s thermal envelope. Without this barrier, ducts are vulnerable. Exposed ducts are more vulnerable to outdoor temperatures. A duct technician will insulate any exposed duct to prevent air temperature fluctuations.
Zoning your HVAC system is becoming increasingly popular. By doing this, you’re able to set different temperatures for each room or space. This can help keep all your family members comfortable. Chances are your current duct system doesn’t support a home zoning system. An HVAC expert will be able to close off certain ducts to adjust the temperature and airflow.
Ductwork can deteriorate over time. Seals loosen and dust and debris can be blown into the ducts. Vibrations from the HVAC system can also displace the ducting. This is why ductwork maintenance is necessary. Your trusted duct technician will perform several maintenance checks.
On average, American homes lose up to 30% of their conditioned air due to duct leaks. This might not seem like an issue, but it means that your HVAC system needs to work harder. This results in higher energy bills and energy wastage. A technician will inspect all your ducting and reseal any holes that have developed. If there is a seal that’s beyond repair, it will be replaced.
Home remodels and furniture rearrangements are common nowadays. But you may have placed a piece of furniture in front of a vent without realizing it. This can disrupt air from flowing through all your rooms. You may need to shift your furniture around, or otherwise, get a new vent or duct register installed.
It’s important for ductwork to be thoroughly insulated in your home. If it’s installed within your thermal envelope, it will remain insulated. If you have any ducts on the exterior, they’ll need to be insulated to maintain a constant air temperature.
A funny smell coming from your HVAC may mean that you have an underlying duct issue. Moisture buildup can be a common feature in ducts. Over time, moisture attracts mold and mildew. Even worse, your ducts may be the perfect environment for an insect or vermin infestation. A technician can perform duct cleaning and clear out your duct system thoroughly.
When it comes to duct design and maintenance, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric are the people to call. They specialize in duct repairs, duct renovations, duct cleaning, and servicing. A call-out will include a thorough HVAC duct inspection. An expert technician will advise you on any repairs or renovations that may be required. Whether you need a simple repair or a duct design, Art can fix it. Call us today at 1-800-475-1504.
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