It’s quite likely that you’ve never given any thought to the duct design in your Semmes, Alabama home. However, if there is a problem with your ductwork, you could be faced with higher utility bills, inconsistent heating and cooling throughout your home, and poor indoor air. Good ductwork and proper duct design play a very important role in comfort and energy savings.

Ductwork Basics

Your ductwork runs throughout your home distributing conditioned air to various rooms via vents. There can be as much as 300 feet ductwork. Ducts can be made using material such as aluminum, galvanized steel, and fiberglass. Galvanized is the most common type used.

For efficient distribution of conditioned air, your contractor has to pay attention to important factors such as sizing, pressure, and airflow. If certain guidelines aren’t observed you will quickly notice the impact on comfort.

Ductwork Problems

Duct leaks and poor duct design can create problems in air conditioning. Leaks can result from holes or cracks in the ductwork as well as from separation at the seams. When these occur, they reduce the quality and effectiveness of the conditioned air.

Poorly designed ducts are reflected in the wrong configuration being used for your home. A sloppy contractor, or one inexperienced in duct design and installation, could choose the wrong material, not use enough ductwork, or fail to route them correctly through your home.

Proper duct design and installation are very important. It is a job that should be done right the first time or it could result in huge costs. Ductwork that must be corrected can mean a major repair job that could be quite costly.

Your HVAC Contractor

It is important to ensure that your HVAC contractor is a reputable professional with experience in this area. Check to see what others have to say about previous work.

Your Air Specialty technicians have the training and experience to provide you with the right tools, services, and advice. We can effectively improve comfort and efficiency in your home or business. Contact us today at 251-545-3337 to learn more about what our team can do for you.

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