The series of tubes used in HVAC that are carrying treated air across the building is called the 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. Since the air flows in these ducts, any problems or leaks can instantly ruin the effect of the entire system.
It is almost always the ducts that will be inspected when installing or even diagnosing the system for executing HVAC repairs. First of all, he will be looking at it, checking if the duct system matches the new air handler installed. With this, they can get to know if there are problems or any other issues in the system. 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. If for example that even just 20 percent of air is leaking, it is enough to compromise your system and cause it to work twice as hard that result to higher utility bills or worse, costly 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. It is imperative to ensure that the ductwork is water tight if you’re living in flood prone areas. After you’ve dealt with flood, it is more likely that you are going to purchase a new insulation however, if the ducts were not sealed, you might want to replace the ductwork and other parts that can be damaged by water.
As a way to ensure that the sealed ductwork maintains its efficiency, the HVAC expert you have hired has to 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 counter this effect, there should be a vapor barrier installed between treated air inside and outside.
When you are in the process of hiring an HVAC service provider to work your system, it will be integral to allot time doing research about them from their achievements, what quality of work their past customers say about them, are there any reviews you can find for reference and so forth.