While having the right air conditioning and units installed in your home are important, these expensive machines are useless without proper ductwork. Ductwork is the system of pathways and vents that deliver warm or cool air from your HVAC units into your home. Insufficient ductwork leaks air and makes your systems more expensive to run. Additionally, having the wrong ductwork could mean that your HVAC units aren’t being used to their full potential.
5 Star is ready to make sure that your HVAC system is running perfectly, including the installation and repair. Our professionals are ready to come to your home, examine your ductwork, and suggest the necessary fixes to make it as efficient as possible. If you are building a new HVAC system, we ensure your ductwork is working with your heating and air conditioning units rather than against them.
There are a variety of mistakes that untrained installers make when installing ductwork. Simply installing pathways for air is not enough to make sure your HVAC system is properly working. You need the help of professionals to make sure your ductwork is done right the first time.
Common ductwork issues in Sacramento include:
Sealing problems – If your ductwork isn’t sealed, it can leak a significant amount of air into the crawlspaces of your home. This can lead to increased energy bills and a significantly reduced amount of airflow in your home.
Poor planning – Ductwork should be strategically placed. If it is too long, then your systems will need to work harder than they should have to. If ductwork is not sized correctly, it could also fail to properly handle the load produced by your HVAC units.
Inadequate returns – HVAC systems use returns to suck air back into the system for temperature control. If ductwork doesn’t have enough returns, your HVAC units will run more than they should and cost you more money. Additionally, not having enough returns will make temperatures throughout your home inconsistent.