Ductwork is important to your home, but why does it matter? Ducts are passages used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning that force the transportation of air through your home. Ductwork affects the way your home works in more ways than one, including energy efficiency, air quality, and temperature regulation. Not convinced that your ductwork’s quality is imperative to your home? Here are a couple of problems that can be caused by less than ideal ductwork quality:Temperature
The quality of your ductwork determines the regulation of temperature in your home. With poor ductwork, you’ll experience hot and cold spots throughout your house that will make certain areas uncomfortable. Some rooms will be difficult to heat or cool while others will receive too much air or heat which can make the whole home’s temperature troublesome.
If your ductwork isn’t sealed properly and insulation isn’t used to separate ductwork from attics and/or crawl spaces, air could be escaping into unconditioned areas. Thus, your HVAC system will work harder than it should and your electricity bill can steadily rise as a result. This also carries with it the risk of poor air quality and your HVAC prematurely failing.
The indoor air quality of your home is directly related to the quality of your ductwork. If you try to skimp on the right kind of ductwork, your home’s air quality will probably decline drastically. Dust and dirt will build up on the surfaces of your home and you may also have pollen, germs, and spores floating in the air. This compromise in air quality could end up being hazardous to you and your family.
Proper ductwork and design matters. Improper work can result in hefty fees in repairs and inspection fees, so we encourage you to have your home’s ductwork installed correctly the first time. Contact MTB Mechanical for your HVAC needs. We can repair and replace your system so your heating and air runs smoothly once again.
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