Your ductwork is a major component of your HVAC system and plays a large role in how efficiently it will perform. Your HVAC system can only work as efficiently as the ducts will let it. You need a well planned duct design, proper duct sealing and expert installation to ensure that you get the most from your heating and cooling equipment.
The first step is determining the size of your HVAC system. Sizing has to be done first so that you don’t invest a lot of money in a system that isn’t optimal for your home. If your system is improperly sized, your operational costs will rise, and your system won’t provide maximum comfort. A qualified HVAC-system contractor can do heating and cooling energy loads to determine how much energy each room needs to be comfortable. He’ll use that information to advise you on the right HVAC system for your home.
With that settled, your contractor will begin to draw up plans for your ductwork. The goal is to create a natural airflow throughout your home from the supply ducts to the return ducts so that a minimal amount of energy is used. The contractor will take into consideration various construction features that could affect where ducts are placed.
Once the ideal layout has been chosen, it’s time for the most important step: installation. The quality of the installation can have a huge effect on your home’s comfort for many years, so it’s important to hire a contractor who will make sure the job is done right. This includes sealing the ducts to be as airtight as possible. Leaks and cracks can cause you to lose up to 30 percent of the conditioned air before it ever reaches your living spaces.
For more information about the ductwork in your home, contact Powers Heating and Air. We proudly serve the Peachtree City area.
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