You might think that designing a duct system is as easy as drawing lines on a piece of paper. However, there are many important factors that go into planning an adequate and efficient duct system that will properly distribute air throughout your home and keep it at a comfortable temperature. A well-designed duct system should provide balanced supply and return flow to maintain a neutral pressure within the house.
Consider the following:
1. The ductwork must be strategically mapped out in relation to the location of the HVAC unit in order to avoid long runs. Otherwise, your HVAC unit will have to work harder to push air to the right spaces.
2. A well-designed duct system will avoid sharp bends and crimping. Airflow will be restricted if air ducts are forced through tight areas or sharp corners in your home’s framework. Every single duct must have enough space.
3. Duct must be properly sealed in order to avoid air leaks. Poor sealing can limit the amount of air that is able to pass through or suck in air from the outside and reduce the efficiency of your system.
These are only three examples of the many factors that must be taken into consideration when designing an efficient duct system. The HVAC Gurus have all of the knowledge required to help you design a system that will keep your home comfortable year round and your energy bills low.