Minimize Energy Loss in HVAC Duct Work – St. Louis HVAC
December 21, 2012
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Many duct systems lose a considerable amount of energy due to leakage and poor insulation. It is estimated that leaky duct work can lose 20-40% of heating energy. This results in higher energy bills, inconsistent heating of the rooms in your home, and poor indoor air quality. However, changes and updates to your heating and cooling air ducts can reduce heat loss in your HVAC system.
When duct systems are well-designed and efficient, they distribute air properly and keep air from leaking. However, even ducts that are properly sealed and insulated can still lose some heat. In newer energy-efficient homes, the air duct systems are being placed within the conditioned space of the home. There are many types of supply duct configurations. No matter where they are placed, air ducts need to be well sealed.
Duct System Maintenance
In some cases, it is just a matter of making sure furniture is not blocking the airflow through the registers. You may also try vacuuming the registers in case dust has built up in them. However, simple maintenance may not be enough. Rooms that lack sufficient air flow may need new air return grills or more insulation. Part of your duct system may need to be replaced. It may be necessary to increase the size of the supply duct or even add additional ducts.
St. Louis Duct System Maintenance
Scott-Lee Heating Company understands heating systems. We provide maintenance service for all types of systems. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality and most energy efficient heating systems. Our St. Louis HVAC specialist will be happy to help you improve the comfort level of your home environment. Call us today at (314) 200-0788 with any heating and cooling questions or to schedule a consultation.