Properly designed and installed ductwork is the key to an efficient air conditioning and heating system. Ductwork is the oft forgotten element of air conditioning and heating systems, moving air in and out of your home when your HVAC system is running.
Poorly installed or corroded ductwork can account for up to 30 percent of your heating and cooling costs, costing hundreds if not thousands of dollars, depending on the size of your residence or building. In addition, and maybe even more important,leaky ducts can contaminate your indoor air with mold, dust and toxins that pose a serious health hazard.
The Wright's Heating and Air team fully understands the importance of proper ductwork. On new installations we carefully plan and execute a ducting scheme and on upgrades we thoroughly inspect and repair the existing ductwork to guarantee peak performance from your new unit.
Installing ductwork in your home or commercial property is a science, a skill that requires engineering know-how and a thorough understanding of how air moves. Before we start, we take precise measurements of your home or commercial property to ensure that airflow is optimal in all areas. In some cases, we may find repairing ductwork is the best solution to solving your heating and cooling woes. Sometimes these repairs can be simple and in other cases it’s necessary to completely remove sections of damaged or poorly installed ductwork and replace it with a new correctly installed duct system.
According to Energy Star, a duct system that is well-designed and properly sealed can make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer.
Sealing and insulating ducts can help with common comfort problems, such as rooms that are too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. The benefits are many:
Indoor Air Quality
Fumes from household and garden chemicals, insulation particles, and dust can enter your duct system, aggravating asthma and allergy problems. Sealing ducts can help improve indoor air quality by reducing the risk of pollutants entering ducts and circulating through your home.
During normal operation, gas appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces release combustion gases (like carbon monoxide) through their ventilation systems. Leaky ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause “back drafting,” where these gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing leaks can minimize this risk.
Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20 percent. Sealing and insulating ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can often pay for itself in energy savings. Plus, if you’re planning to install new heating and cooling equipment, a well-designed and sealed duct system may allow you to downsize to a smaller, less costly heating and cooling system that will provide better dehumidification.
Protect the Environment
Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and climate change. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate. By sealing your ducts and reducing the amount of energy necessary to comfortably heat or cool your home, you can reduce the amount of air pollution generated.