Your Duct System Can Directly Affect Your Home Comfort
The duct system is a series of conduits that carry the warm and cool air from your air conditioning and heating equipment into your home and then take it back to the equipment. The ducts also control how much air is delivered to each room. The right amount of air will keep the room temperatures where they need to be. If ducts are damaged, improperly installed or the wrong size, they can cut your system’s ability to heat or cool by more than half on hot or cold days, when you need it the most.
How Well Does My Duct System Work?
Ducts move air, and air is invisible. So to determine if your ducts work or not, air properties must be measured. As an NCI certified contractor we can measure how much air goes to each room and compare it to how much is needed. We will also take other measurements including temperatures and pressures to determine how well our ducts work. Then we will review the results of the test with you.
A Poorly Performing Duct System Can Cause Air Comfort Problems, High Utility Bills and Could Become Hazardous
Before any comfort system examinations begin we will first ask you questions about the system, what you like and don’t like about it, problem areas, air quality concerns, health issues, etc.
Our next step will be to perform some preliminary testing to determine the condition of your system, the biggest problem areas, and so forth.
This is generally performed using several instruments including a manometer which measures your systems pressure, much like a doctor checks blood pressure.
We will typically measure the amount of air coming out of each vent with a special instrument called a “Flow Hood.” Other measurements might include temperature, humidity and carbon monoxide testing.
Using preset formulas we can take these calculations and summarize how efficient your system is performing.
Once we both agree on a solution that meets your budget and comfort concerns we will begin the process of renovating your air delivery system.
The typical duct renovation includes removing damaged ducts, straightening them, adding proper suspension and sealing all the joints. Sometimes larger ducts need to be installed or the registers and grills need to be replaced.
Our technicians will review the complete process with you.
After the renovation is complete we will retest the system and show you with actual equipment readings the improvements in your system. That way no one is guessing about the changes. You will see and feel real improvement!
We invite you to ask about our preliminary testing which can open the door to learning more about your duct system.