Ductwork design is an especially critical aspect of your home’s HVAC setup, whether you’re in the process of building a new home or retrofitting an existing heating and cooling solution. An efficient, well-designed duct system maintains a steady temperature throughout the home by distributing conditioned air where needed.
Most builders and contractors understand that proper ductwork design comes from following Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s Manual J and D protocols. However, some contractors still go by rule-of-thumb methods instead, resulting in an incorrectly designed duct system that places greater strain on the HVAC equipment, resulting in poor overall home comfort and efficiency. You’ll also end up shelling out more money later on when you have it redone by a more knowledgeable contractor.
It’s not just poor ductwork design that can make your home inefficient. Most duct systems lose anywhere from 25 to 40 percent of their conditioned air through leaky ductwork. Too long or restrictive flexible ducts can also exacerbate energy losses. Sealing air leaks throughout the duct system and adding insulation where needed can help reduce energy losses and improve overall home comfort.
Overland Park Heating & Cooling knows how proper ductwork design helps your home stay energy efficient and comfortable year-round. Contact us for more expert advice on your home’s duct system and ways you can make it even more efficient.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Overland Park, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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