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Blending honesty, trust, & integrity with accountability, skill, & expertise

Blending honesty, trust, & integrity with accountability, skill, & expertise

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Ductwork and airflow

Why the rooms in your home do not get enough air

The ductwork in your home is one of the most neglected parts of the puzzle when it comes to comfort and or energy efficiency. The ductwork in your home is how the hot or cold air is delivered to each room. What is not discussed often in the industry by technicians or salespeople is what happens with older ductwork or ductwork not assembled correctly?

Old dirty ductwork caries the dirt, dust and pollen that makes it past your filter. These particles become logged in the ductwork and build up over time. Proper filtration does help with the issue but if you have allergies or other breathing problems the ductwork may have lived its course.

There is not really a way to mechanically clean ductwork in a way that is cost effective. The problem is it would have to be disassembled to be cleaned properly. The time it would take to do this type of work is not cost effective especially when you look at the materials used to make the ducts. Many times trying to take apart ductwork could lead to damage to the ductwork.

New ductwork may be more energy efficient

Older ductwork is not energy efficient as the newer materials. Computer models have allowed ductwork manufacturers to build better ducts that are more energy efficient. Thicker insulation leads to less bleed off of energy. Reflective covers also lead to the ducts to be more efficient as well.

Sizing of ductwork does matter

The other thing to understand is most ductwork is not sized properly to give you HVAC system its optimal ability to run. The models for duct design were not accurate up until a few years ago. The industry placed most of the blame on the equipment and not the ability to move the air. When you combine old dirty ductwork with inefficient design you are stuck with a double whammy.

To get the most out of the comfort in your home and the most life out of your heating and air system you may hear the recommendation to replace the ductwork you have. This recommendation really is meant out of Love and Care for you and your home. If you would like to have a complementary evaluation of your ductwork call the office at 916-714-1143 and let them know you are interested in duct replacement.


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