If you have a forced air heating or air conditioning system in your Miami home, like a furnace or a central AC, then you have ducts. Your ductwork plays a crucial role in the comfort of your home. Ducts deliver the heated or cooled air to each room in your house. They are often neglected which can lead to increased costs, and other problems with your heating or air conditioning system. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about why good ductwork is so important to your house.
Your ductwork contributes greatly to the overall efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system. Here are a few efficiency problems that we see in ductwork.
Ducts are too small or too big
One common issue that we see with duct work is that is either too small or too big. This can cause your heating and air conditioning system to have to work harder to heat or cool your home. If the ducts in your home are too small, then your system has to work harder to push the air through the tiny ducts. Similarly, if you duct work is too big then you’ll run into airflow problems. Your system will have to run longer to push enough air to your rooms.
Ducts have unnecessary bends or turns
If you have good ductwork, then it should take the shortest and most logical route from your air handler to the register. Unnecessary turn and bends can cause resistance as the air flows through the ducts. This can potentially decrease the efficiency of your system.
This can typically happen when the ducts in your home are too big. With oversized ducts the air will make it to certain parts of your house but not to others. This means that some rooms in your house will be the proper temperature while others won’t.
One way that good duct work can save you money is that it is less prone to leaks and cracks. If you have poor ductwork that has holes in it, then you’re basically paying to heat or cool the outside air. Your heating and air conditioning system will have to work harder and longer to heat or cool your house when conditioned air is slipping out through holes in your ducts.