Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your old, it’s important to remember that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Behind walls and ceilings are the arteries of your home, where your plumbing, electrical and ducting work together to keep your home safe and functional. Good ductwork design is essential for all those reasons, in addition to making your home more energy efficient, reducing your impact on the environment and saving you money. Read on to learn more about what the experts recommend before you finalize the designs for your Amarillo home.
- Larger, or two-story homes may benefit from two or more individual HVAC systems with their own separate ductwork, as different levels or sections of the home may have different heating and cooling requirements.
- If using a central return system, there should be a minimum of one return on each level, though even better is one return for every room, which does increase the cost of your duct system.
- Insist that all duct joints be mechanically attached and sealed before being insulated, to prevent air leaks. A duct blower test can help determine the amount of leakage, which should fall below five percent of the airflow rate of the system.
For more information on ductwork design, or other HVAC concerns call 376-4253 for the professionals at Amarillo Air Conditioning, proudly serving homeowners in the Texas panhandle.
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