Good Ductwork Design: 5 Things Your Contractor Should Know
The best way to guarantee optimal home air flow is through correct ductwork design from the very beginning. Hopefully your home builder or renovation contractor is well versed in the design elements imperative for incorporating ductwork into the structure of your home. If not, your home could be inefficient in its heating and cooling capabilities. And this could cost you in the long run with higher utility bills, plus undue stress on your HVAC system. But not to worry! An experienced HVAC professional can immediately spot the design flaws inherent in your system and work quickly to correct them. Listed below are the top 5 things your contractor should know about ductwork design in order to accomplish your home’s heating and cooling goals:
- Ductwork should be laid out as linear as possible, avoiding sharp turns.
- Pressure balance and airflow should be adjustable through the installation of dampers.
- Ducts should be properly sized so pressure drop adheres to manufacturer’s specifications.
- Ducts that travel through your home’s unconditioned areas should be insulated.
- For larger one or two story homes, two duct systems should be installed.
Whether you’re having a new home built or renovating your old one, contact us for more ductwork design advice to ensure optimal energy efficiency. Air-Tro, Inc.has been keeping California comfortable since 1969!
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