The thing that’s called in carrying the treated air across the building is ductwork. If you will be installing a new heat pump or central air system in your house, then you must be certain that the ductwork carries your new AC is par with the system. Because the air is flowing in these ducts, problems or leaks can almost immediately ruin the effects of the system as a whole.
When either diagnosing or installing a system for HVAC repairs, any professional and experienced technician will be inspecting the ducts. The initial thing that the repairman will do is inspect the duct system if it matches with the new air handler that’s installed. Through this, it shows if there are problems like leaks that occur. Lastly, ducts must be insulated and at the same time, routed using a certain fashion to be able to maintain safety. Such procedure is being called by experts as checking the ductwork’s integrity.
For average residential HVAC system, it is more likely to have leakage problem sometime soon. So if you really want to save big on fixing the ducts, buying a newer and more improved system will be better. In the event that 20 percent of air has leaks, then the system will be forced to work twice as hard in treating the air that will soon lead to expensive utility bills or furnace repairs. With this said, you should not have reservation in inquiring the HVAC expert if they can have a check at the ductwork’s integrity.
In some aspects, your HVAC system will call for your full attention. In areas that have high humidity and flood prone, the ductwork should be water tight. After dealing with a flood, it is likely that you’ll have to buy a new insulation but if the ducts weren’t sealed, you may as well need to replace the ductwork and any other parts that were damaged by water.
In an effort to maintain the efficiency of your sealed ductwork, your chosen HVAC company and technician should install an insulation around. The role of the insulation is to protect your home’s interior from the sudden changes of temperature as a result of cool or hot air flowing throughout. To be able to counteract this effect, there’s a vapor barrier between treated air inside and outside.
While you are making a decision on which HVAC service provider to hire, it is crucial to spend time doing research from their workmanship, their achievements, things that past customers say, reviews, references and so on.