- WHAT IS DUCTWORK AND WHY IS HAVING PROPER DUCTWORK DESIGN AND INSTALLATION SO IMPORTANT?
Ductwork is used to distribute airflow from your heating or cooling system throughout your home. This involves the air being sucked from throughout the house into the heater/air conditioner, where it is heated or cooled, and pushed back through ducts into the living space.
Improperly installed ductwork can result in an array of problems, including:
- Dirt and dust covered surfaces.
- Poor air quality.
- An uncomfortable home.
- Higher heating and cooling bills.
Another consideration when installing ductwork is sizing. The size of your ductwork must match the size of your heater and/or air conditioner in order to ensure the most efficient operation. A ductwork installation professional will be able to match the duct system to the equipment you’re using for a solid fit. These professionals will also fine-tune your ductwork for optimal efficiency, comfort, and longevity: Balancing is a process where dampers located within the ducts are adjusted so that the right amount of air is flowing into each room.
- SIGNS YOUR AIR DUCTS NEED CLEANING
Have you noticed little wisps of dust puffing out from an air duct every time you turn on your home’s heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system? Have you seen dust or pet hair trapped in a vent? Is there dust coating the grill on the return air registers? These might be indications that your home’s duct work might be due for a through cleaning. Inside your HVAC system, fine dust collects on air duct surfaces, vents, motors, and coils. Flakes of dead skin, hair, and pet dander catch onto the dust, and before too long this process creates a dense, mat-like environment where bacteria, mould, dust mites, and allergens can flourish. Air filters remove most of these from the air stream, but not for all parts of the HVAC system. That’s why it’s important to periodically check the condition of your air ducts to see if they could use air duct cleaning services
- CALL NOW TO SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR DUCTWORK PROS OR TO SCHEDULE DUCT CLEANING!