For energy savings year in and year out, efficient ductwork design is a key factor. In addition to energy savings, your duct system contributes to your family’s comfort and indoor air quality, as well as the efficient operation of your heating and cooling system. Whether you’re sealing up your home for energy savings, undertaking new construction or retrofitting, it’s important to take specific actions to ensure optimal duct performance.
The U.S. Department of Energy and industry statistics show that households can waste up to half of the conditioned air energy through the duct system before it circulates into the living space. Sealing your duct system is a major step toward energy savings, and it lessens the load for your heating and cooling equipment. These are the steps to take:
If you’re undertaking new construction, or extending existing ductwork, a professional should design your ductwork to ensure the following:
By following this guide, you’ll achieve greater comfort, energy savings and longer-lasting equipment. Call us at Paschal Heating, Air & Geothermal, and we’ll be happy to help.
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