Your HVAC’s duct system is the heart of your home’s heating and cooling system. It provides a controlled airflow throughout your home. How well your duct system works can spell a huge difference in costs and in how effective your furnaces are at keeping your home cozy and comfortable. A poorly-designed duct system will not only cause your energy bills to spike, but may also pose hazard to you and your family’s health as it distributes polluted air indoors.
The duct system can be made out of sheet, fiber glass duct board, insulated plastic or cloth. But a well-designed duct system has the following characteristics:
- Conditioned air is delivered properly throughout your home at maximum efficiency and capacity. Your HVAC system’s volume-carrying capacity of the return air must equal that of the supply air. If it is not, a pressure imbalance will created and this will cause discomfort as well as energy wastage.
- It doesn’t make so much noise that it becomes bothersome. Pressure imbalance may cause excessive system pressure, causing the worrisome noises. Adjustments have to be made in furnaces fan size, duct size and duct mountings.
- The duct system is well-supported, thus avoiding dislocation or damage, and ensuring that the system’s efficiency remains top-notch.
- Is easy to maintain with adequate clearances provided on all sides of the equipment to allow easy access for periodic maintenance. Maintenance work should be done routinely as well to ensure maximum system efficiency.
For your duct system and furnaces troubleshooting needs, call Distinct Heating & Cooling today at (403) 477-3810.