The Right Ductwork is Important for the Efficiency of an HVAC System

November 21, 2017

A lot of planning goes into renovating your home or building a new home from scratch. When it comes to HVAC, the way that your home system impacts not just with energy flow and eliminating cold or hot spots, but also your overall energy bills over time. Putting a lot of thought and planning into things like the size of your ductwork and your furnace might not seem like a big deal, but it is. Why Hire a Professional HVAC Contractor? The best way to determine the size of your ductwork and your overall HVAC system is to hire a professional St. Louis HVAC contractor who has a lot of experience and a good reputation. The HVAC contractor should be involved from the beginning stages of the drawings and building plans to ensure that all matters are taken care of, including insulation, window placement and how much heating and cooling each room will need according to the size of the room and the furnace output. Taking all things into account, an HVAC contractor will be able to determine the individual size of the ductwork leading to various rooms in the home and what size the furnace will need to be...

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Minimize Energy Loss in HVAC Duct Work – St. Louis HVAC

December 21, 2012

We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality and most energy efficient heating systems. 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...

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