The location of your heat ducts may look like a minor detail. However, you shouldn’t consider it as an afterthought because it can have a significant impact on your heating costs and comfort. So which is the better location for your duct openings between the ceiling and floor? Let’s compare and contrast them.
A brief overview of HVAC ductwork basics helps to understand how these vital components keep your home comfortable and efficient in all seasons. A typical residential HVAC system circulates over 1,000 cubic feet per minute of cooled or heated air. For optimum temperature control, ductwork is designed to distribute a balanced volume of conditioned air […]
HVAC airflow is among the most critical factors when it comes to home comfort and efficiency. When airflow’s not up to specs, cooling and heating performance declines, energy consumption rises and system components incur more wear and tear.
Functional, efficient duct design is as vital to effective heating and cooling as a home’s furnace and air conditioning units. Proper distribution of conditioned air inside a house is a carefully calculated balancing act. The U.S. Department of Energy states that poorly designed and/or improperly installed ductwork can reduce the efficiency of an overall HVAC system by […]
To handle Dayton’s warm summers and cold, dry winters, an HVAC air duct system must be optimized for performance.
If your home has noisy ducts supplying conditioned air to its rooms, you shouldn’t have to accept that as a fact of life. Usually, there’s one or more reasons for noisy air vents and ducts, causes that can be addressed to quiet things down.
If you’re like most homeowners, you take your home’s air distribution system for granted. As long as the ductwork is delivering conditioned air where it’s supposed to go, why worry? Yet, the type of ducts installed in your home, as well as the way the network is designed, can have an appreciable effect on energy […]
A person can be forgiven for not knowing much about their home’s air duct system. It plays a vital role in the home’s forced-air heating and cooling system, performing its job quietly and without much attention. The return air ducts in an HVAC system are especially liable to get taken for granted, even though their […]
Regardless of how efficient and expensive your HVAC system is, it will only be as effective as your air ducts that form your home’s circulatory system. Poorly-designed ducts will downgrade comfort and indoor air quality and increase your energy bills. Here are the basic principles of good ductwork design.