When installing a high-efficiency HVAC system in your home, you may not realize how much your ductwork design and installation will affect how efficiently it works. But in order to guarantee optimal comfort throughout your entire house, you need to work with an HVAC contractor who will get the job done right.
Ductwork is responsible for distributing air throughout your house so that a constant temperature is created everywhere. If the design is poorly planned, air will become stuck and wasted in areas such as the attic or crawlspace under the home. This can lead to warm and cold patches around your house, which leaves you little choice but to crank up your air system. This lower efficiency leads to higher energy bills.
One common result of poor ductwork design is the leaking of warmed or cooled air from your house. This happens when air being sent out of the supply duct cannot naturally flow through the house to the return duct. This process is essential to efficient circulation. The air pressure in the rooms near the supply duct will rise, causing conditioned air to seep outside of the house because it has nowhere else to go.
The opposite will happen in the part of your home where the return duct is located. The air pressure will drop and cause outside air to seep in and affect the temperature. Now you have two different temperature zones in your home — and neither are ideal for your comfort.
Even with proper ductwork planning, installation is still key to high efficiency. Many ducts will be inaccessible after the install because they will be hidden in walls, ceilings and floors. A reliable contractor needs to make sure that all duct connections are as airtight as possible so that you are not losing air to these areas that do not need it.
Cooper Climate Control, your heating & cooling specialist is proud to work with residents throughout the metropolitan Phoenix area including Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe & Ahwatukee. Contact us today to learn how we can help you with your unique situation.