If your heating or cooling system begins to perform poorly, your natural assumption may be that the system itself needs repair, or even replacement. However, the reason your systems are running so inefficiently could actually be due to the air ducts.
Poor duct sealing is actually a fairly common issue in the HVAC industry. This is due partly because individuals who lack HVAC experience install their own air ducts during home construction, or hire an unlicensed professional to do so. Air pressure in the ducts over time can also cause ductwork to develop cracks and holes, but professional duct installation will reduce this risk.
What Do You Miss Without Professional Duct Installation?
Without professional duct installation, the design and stability of your ductwork will suffer, which can have a negative impact on your indoor air quality, and therefore your health. When air leaks form in your ducts, you experience less comfort.
Also, your HVAC system has to work harder in order to condition your home. It could even allow pollutants to enter your home through vents. Below we’ve covered some of the most common ductwork problems we see due to faulty installation.
Poor Duct Sealing: On occasion, our technicians will find that the previous technician, oftentimes an unlicensed “handyman” or even a “do-it-yourself” enthusiast, has not property sealed your ducts. If the ducts aren’t sealed right, a lot of air produced by the system can escape.
Poor Design: The design of your ductwork can have a negative impact on your HVAC system’s efficiency. Poor duct design can include too many bends and improper materials, resulting in an inefficient duct system.
Collapsed Ducts: A collapsed duct would be unable to allow air into your home efficiently, and if installed correctly, should not have collapsed to begin with.
For duct installation services in Arvada, CO, contact APC Plumbing & Heating today.