In HVAC, ductwork is what called to the series of tubes that carry the treated air in the building. 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. Due to the reason that the air goes through the ducts, any issues such as leaks is more than enough in ruining the effect of the system.
It is almost always the ducts that will be inspected when installing or even diagnosing the system for executing HVAC repairs. First things first, the technician looks at it and check the duct system if it matches the new air handler it is installed. It can help them determine if there are any issues similar to leaks. Last but not the least, the ducts should be insulated and routed in a certain way in order to maintain optimal safety. Such procedure is being called by experts as checking the ductwork’s integrity.
It is inevitable for residential HVAC systems to have leaking problems. 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 20 percent of the air is leaking, the system will need to work twice as hard to treat the air leading to higher bills and possibly, expensive furnace repairs. Having said that, don’t feel reserved in asking the HVAC technician if they can take a look at the integrity of your ductwork.
The HVAC system will need special attention in some places. 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.
In an effort to maintain the efficiency of your sealed ductwork, your chosen HVAC company and technician should install an insulation around. The insulation will serve as a protection to the interior of your house from temperature variations that are caused by cool or hot air flowing throughout. To counter this effect, there should be a vapor barrier installed between treated air inside and outside.
Like when choosing any other service provider in the industry today, the same principle applies when hiring an HVAC service provider; from asking for references, assessing their workmanship, doing background research on each of your prospect etc.