Ductwork design is an essential part of most HVAC systems. Poorly planned ductwork can keep your equipment from performing at optimal efficiency. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America created Manual D, the industry standard for duct design. It uses the size of your home, the capacity of your HVAC system, air friction inside the ducts, and many other factors to help professionals calculate the best duct designs. Ductwork design is important for energy savings, indoor air quality and comfort in your Sugar Land, Texas, home.

Increased Energy Savings

First off, leaks or gaps in your home’s ducts can let conditioned air escape before it gets to all the rooms in your home. As a result, it’ll force your HVAC system to work harder and shorten its life. Poor insulation wastes energy as well. If you have an older home, updating your duct design or adding insulation will pay for itself through lower utility bills.

Better Indoor Air Quality

If your home’s ductwork is unnecessarily long, it can spread dust, dirt, pet dander, pollen, biological growth and other contaminants through your home more easily. If the air pressure in your ducts isn’t balanced carefully, air will leak easily. Poor airflow in some parts of your home could cause bad smells to linger, and you could experience asthma or allergy symptoms.

Improved Comfort

Finally, if some rooms in your home always feel hot or drafty, you’re likely to have poorly designed ductwork. Upgrading your ducts can make places such as attics or basements more comfortable. Some duct systems come with dampers to direct conditioned air where you need it. As a result, it lets you choose separate temperatures for different areas or zones.

Conditioned Air Mechanical, LLC has decades of heating and air conditioning experience. We’re a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, and we received the Carrier 2019 President’s Award. We can help you install custom sheet metal ductwork for your home. For 100-percent satisfaction from our expert service technicians, call us anytime at (281) 561-6911.

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