Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Sheet Metal Ductwork’

The Benefits of Sheet Metal Ducts

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Ducts are necessary for forced-air air conditioning and heating. The ducts in your home serve as a pathway, so that conditioned air can travel into every room in your home. Duct installation is a long and involved process that requires careful planning, precise measurements, and the right type of tools and level of expertise. And you’ll need to select the right type of duct for the job.

Sheet metal ductwork is the most common type of ductwork installed in homes, but it’s not the only type. Some technicians prefer fiberglass duct board, while others prefer flexible ducts. So why does sheet metal remain king? Let’s take a look in today’s guide to installing new sheet metal ductwork in Homestead.

Proven Effectiveness

The main reason to choose sheet metal ductwork is that it is proven to be effective. If you have a new home or an existing home that needs a good set of ducts, sheet metal ductwork is long-lasting and durable. When installed correctly and properly maintained, you may not need any repairs for a long period of time.

Sheet metal ducts have a couple of other benefits as well. Many technicians find that they’re easier to install. There are so many sizes and types of fittings available that sheet metal ductwork should be efficient in nearly any home. Sheet metal ducts can stay cleaner for longer and won’t collect dust as easily as fiberglass duct board.

The Importance of Professional Installation

What you should always keep in mind is that professional installation is key to ducts that run efficiently. Without the right technician for installation, you may notice many problems with your air conditioning and heating system. Most homes have a problem with leaky ducts, which can cause an air conditioner or heater to run up to 30% less efficiently. Often, this is due to amateur installation rather than the work of a skilled HVAC contractor specializing in sheet metal ducts.

Call the experts at Air on Demand for installation of new sheet metal ductwork in Homestead. We install, repair, and seal ducts so that your air conditioning and heating system runs in the most efficient manner possible.

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The Advantages of Professional Sheet Metal Ductwork Design

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Your ductwork is an integral part of your HVAC system. As such, it should be designed for maximum efficiency and longevity. One of the best ways to ensure you achieve this, and more, with your ductwork, is to have sheet metal ductwork fabricated for your home. Having ductwork tailored to your home and HVAC system has a number of benefits, but without professional help, you could encounter ongoing problems down the road. For over 13 years, Air on Demand has been fabricating sheet metal ductwork for customers in Homestead, FL and all over the Miami area, and we can make sure you have a ductwork system designed and fabricated to last for years to come.

Why Should I Consider Custom Ductwork?

Here are some reasons custom ductwork can be a good choice for homeowners:

  • Helps distribute air to all rooms evenly
  • Helps to create a system with neutral air pressure, which is optimal for the operation of your system and your comfort
  • Helps your system to achieve its highest level of energy efficiency
  • Reduces wear and tear on your system
  • Helps improve indoor air quality

It’s All About Correct Calculation

When you hire a professional to create custom ductwork, the following items should be taken into consideration in order to create a ductwork system perfectly suited for your HVAC system and your home:

  • Correct heating and cooling calculations – by doing load calculations, your fabricator can correctly size the ductwork to ensure that your home receives the proper air load.
  • Creation of ducts that have the straightest route from your air handler to a given room – ductwork that has many turns can make it harder for your system to deliver the necessary air flow to your living spaces.
  • Have a matching return duct for every supply register – having matching supply and return ducts helps keep the circulation in your home optimal.
  • Properly secure seals with metal binding and mastic – ductwork that is properly sealed has significantly less air loss, which helps increase energy efficiency and indoor air quality, and puts less stress on your system.

Having the right ductwork for your home makes all the difference between being comfortable and energy efficient, and not. Call Air on Demand and schedule an appointment with one of our fabrication experts to see how custom sheet metal ductwork in Homestead, FL can help your home.

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