Aug 23 2016

custom ductworkThis summer, homeowners in Bellaire, Texas, have been looking for ways to keep their home cool and comfortable without significantly increasing their energy costs. While you can find many ways to save energy, installing custom ductwork in your home is one of the most efficient methods. Ductwork that is tailored specifically to your needs and which makes the best of your home’s design and the load capacity of your HVAC system, offers the following two energy-saving benefits.

Personalized Ductwork

Perhaps the most rewarding benefit of customizing ductwork is that the finished product is distinctly personalized to the needs of your home. When installing custom ductwork, fabricators calculate the home heating and cooling loads that your system and the ductwork network must carry.

A heating or cooling load is the amount needed for an HVAC system to heat or cool the living space. Unlike regular ductwork, custom ductwork will more accurately meet those specific load requirements, ensuring the right amount of pressure is used in passing air through your ductwork.

Ductwork that efficiently handles HVAC loads also more effectively cools your living space. You will no longer feel the need to constantly adjust your thermostat to achieve a more comfortable temperature.

System Durability

With custom ductwork, your ducts may outlast your home’s HVAC system. While many HVAC units need to be replaced after about 10 to 15 years of use, your home’s ducts can last for decades. The durability that comes with custom ductwork prevents gaps and leaks from forming and causing air to escape. Escaping air wastes energy and increases your HVAC system’s cooling load. The system will need to use more energy to cool down your living space. This extra effort will increase wear and tear and reduce the lifespan of the system. With custom ductwork in your home, however, you won’t have to worry about air leaks.

The money that you will save by installing custom ductwork in your home will far outweigh the money spent on installation. If you want to take your home to the next level of energy efficiency by installing custom ductwork, call one of our expert Conditioned Air specialists at 281-201-0356.

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