Ductwork: The Unsung Hero of Your Home’s HVAC System
The ductwork in your home is an incredibly important part of your entire HVAC system. About 30 percent of conditioned air is lost in the ducts, which is figuratively money lost out the window. Here are the reasons Surf City, NC, homeowners should focus on their home’s ductwork as a major part of how they save money on their energy bills:
Duct Sealing and Insulating
Ducts need to be properly insulated so they don’t lose conditioned air. If your ducts aren’t tightly sealed, you lose heated air from your ducts in the winter and cool air in the summer. They also need to be insulated where they’re exposed to outside conditions in your crawlspace or attic.
You likely need duct sealing and insulation if you notice your summer and winter energy bills are higher than they should be. You may have rooms that are typically stuffy or otherwise uncomfortable. If you have rooms that are hard to heat or cool, it’s likely the ducts leading to it have issues.
Homeowners can often save a considerable amount by having a professional HVAC company seal and insulate their ducts. Surf City, NC, gets as low as 32 degrees in the winter and almost 90 degrees in the summer so conditioned air can be lost in your ductwork throughout the year. By having your ducts serviced, you’ll reduce your energy bills all throughout the year.
Another problem with gaps in your ductwork is that undesirable things get into it. For instance, allergens and dust will enter your ducts and then be blown around your house. This is a health hazard as it reduces the quality of your indoor air.
You need to have the right size of ducts in your home for it to operate efficiently. Undersized ducts will result in reduced airflow, which means the temperature in your home won’t be comfortable no matter how hard your heating and cooling system works. Oversized ducts result in a similar situation as some rooms get too much conditioned air and other ones not enough.
If you live in Surf City, NC, Gideon Heating & Air Conditioning offers ductwork services to homeowners. Among these services is correcting duct configuration problems. We’re a full-service heating and cooling company that makes your complete satisfaction our priority.
If there are restrictions in your ductwork, air will flow elsewhere instead of passing through these blockages. This results in some rooms not being comfortable. Your duct system needs to be clean for it to work properly.
The benefits of duct cleaning include better indoor air quality, improved airflow efficiency, fewer allergens and the removal of unpleasant odors. Having your ducts cleaned will remove dust, dirt, pet hair, pollen and other things that have accumulated in them over the years.
Ducts need to be installed correctly so each room gets sufficient air blown into it. Duct sizes, shapes, lengths and number of bends are all factors in how well air blows through them. Duct design is much more complicated than it initially seems, so it’s important a professional designs your ductworks for it to operate efficiently and in a manner that saves you money.
Our professional HVAC service technicians will put in place an energy-saving ductwork design that properly heats and cools every room in your home. They will create a balanced supply and return airflow so your home has a neutral pressure. This helps keeps indoor and outdoor air separate from one another.
Gideon Heating & Air Conditioning is a locally owned and operated company. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment or to find out more about how we can optimize your ductwork.
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