Hvac Duct Work

 Ducts are used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems or HVAC to deliver and remove air. Duct system is also called duct work and the planning, sizing, optimizing, detailing and finding out the pressure losses through a duct system is called duct design. The duct work plays an important role in the efficiency of HVAC systems. Unless your home has a properly designed duct work it is not possible that that heating or cooling system works properly. Here, it must be noted that for installation of the duct work it is important that you get in touch with professional contractors. They will be in a position to design a duct work that is required for a particular interior space.

 The materials that are commonly used for the making of duct work include galvanized steel, aluminum, pre-insulated air ducts, pre-insulated non-metallic ducts, flexible ducting, fabric ducting, and waterproof ducting. Besides, the duct in a duct work the other important parts are vibration insulators, take-offs, stack boots and heads, volume control dampers, smoke and fire dampers, turning vanes, plenums, terminal units and air terminals.

 When it comes to considering the importance of duct work, it can be said if the HVAC system is the heart of the system the duct work is its circulatory system. This is because duct work channels provides conditioned air to vents, they take the return air back to the system and takes away exhausted air out of the room. To put it simply, duct work serves three purpose at a time. For instance, they carry warm air into the room during the winters, gives a cooling effect into the room during the summers and provides ventilation for good air quality within the room throughout the year.

While installing duct work in your home there are certain things that you need to take a note of, they are the size, the position and the proper sealing.

 The right size of duct is imminent for the efficiency of the HVAC system. It has been noticed when the duct work is too small it makes an unpleasant noise. In fact, incorrect size of the duct work can also cause irreparable damage to the central unit. Hence, it is better that you get professional help to get the properly sized duct work for your home. A professional will be able to tell you the exact size of your duct work.

The proper position of the ducts is also necessary for air flow. Sometimes, it is seen that the position is too high or too low. Such positions can have an impact on both the heating as well as the cooling of the room. In case, your duct work is not rightly placed there is no harm in considering a re-ducting in your house.

 You must be aware of the fact that duct work requires proper sealing. The sealing is important to take care of cracks. The duct tapes which comes in a silver color or may be other colors is not a very good solution instead using the metal tapes is a better option because they last longer.

Last but not the least, get professional help for your duct work so that you can save energy and get an efficient HVAC system at home.

 

 

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