Building More Efficient Duct Systems for Home Heating and Cooling
Efficient heating and cooling save money by requiring less fuel to condition indoor air, thus lowering the cost of your monthly utility bills. Central heating and air conditioning systems require a series of ducts, through which conditioned air is blown into living and working spaces to adjust the indoor temperature. A more efficient duct system means lower heating and cooling losses for greater temperature control and smaller bills.
Every duct system contains joints that connect one length of ductwork to the next. These joints are typically the first places where air leaks develop, often due to poor initial installation or deterioration of the connections over time. Making sure that all duct joints are well sealed with high-quality products during installation or repair will prevent the loss of heated or cooled air from your ducts before it can reach its final destination.
The layout of your ductwork can play a role in its efficiency. Ductwork that is overly complicated or long will raise the cost of heating and cooling your space, while also increasing the likelihood of leaks due to a larger number of joints and connections. Implementing a smart and efficient initial layout is the best way to ensure your heating and cooling bills stay low while your indoor comfort remains high.
Ducts traveling through uninsulated areas are subject to heat transfer, which affects the temperature of the air inside them. It’s important to consider adding insulation in areas through which your ductwork to prevent heat transfer from occurring and keep air at the proper temperature as it travels throughout your ducts.
If you are planning a new construction project in Tucson, B & J Refrigeration can help you lay out and design an efficient duct system to save money and improve indoor comfort. We will work with your architect or contractor throughout your project to ensure you receive the highest quality of service and the cost-effective air conditioning system you want. Please call (520) 308-6722 or visit our website to reach us for more information.