Whether you’re undertaking new construction or a duct retrofit with a heating/cooling system upgrade, proper duct design provides efficient air pressure throughout the living spaces to ensure maximum home comfort and energy savings.
Air pressure and free airflow
Poor duct design results in air pressure variances inside a home. This can contribute to air infiltration through the home’s envelope, and create additional work for the heating and cooling systems. Air infiltration may also occur through leaks in poorly designed or unkempt duct systems.
Your HVAC professional should adhere to the following elements of proper duct design for best results in your Northwest Arkansas home:
The energy efficiency of your home’s envelope contributes to proper air pressure, too. If you are retrofitting your existing duct system, consider asking your HVAC pro for a home energy evaluation to pinpoint areas in your home’s shell that need attention with regard to air leaks and boosting insulation.
For more information about proper duct design, please contact us at Paschal Heat, Air, Geothermal & Generators today. We’ve provided top-quality service and installation for homeowners in Northwest Arkansas for more than 40 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Northwest Arkansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about Proper Duct Design and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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