Air Conditioning, Ductwork

The Three Facets Of Ductwork Efficiency

The Three Facets Of Ductwork Efficiency

The Three Facets Of Ductwork Efficiency

When it comes to feeling comfortable in your home, there isn’t a more important system than the one hidden over your head and under your feet. You probably don’t give a second thought to the duct system in your home until it gives you a problem. However, even when everything seems to be running fine, you could be losing money every month on an inefficient system. Here are the three facets of efficient ductwork that you should be familiar with.Design – A well-designed system will distribute air evenly throughout your whole home without leaking to unconditioned spaces. Though there are a several different ways that ducts can be configured, the best options for supply ducts in an air conditioned home are either the “trunk and branch” or “radial” configurations.Installation – Supply and return registers should be installed properly. For each room to feel comfortable all year-round, there should be both supply and return vents in every room except for the kitchen and bathroom, where steam and odors are often generated that you don’t want circulated throughout the whole home. Unfortunately due to cost, most homes over the years have been reduced to only having 1-2 returns in the entire house.Sealing – When purchasing ductwork, consider a system that comes with insulation. This will help with the efficiency of the ductwork. Sealing leaks in your existing system will also be helpful, especially if you have ducts running through unconditioned areas of your home like the garage, attic or crawlspace. Unsealed joints leak conditioned air and pick up hot, moist air from these spaces, decreasing the efficiency of your system considerably. It’s best to hire a professional for your duct sealing needs.For year-round comfort and service for your ductwork, contact Air Assurance in Broken Arrow. Our experience with ductwork installation and repair will be just what you are looking for to increase system efficiency and save money every month from here on out.Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  Air Assurance services Tulsa, Broken Arrow and the surrounding areas. Visit our websiteto see our current promotionsand get started today!      Photo courtesy ofShutterstock.