Friday, April 12, 2019

Ductwork Facts!

Know your facts about ductwork before installing or replacing it in your home. Ductwork has evolved over the years creating a comfortable temperature in your home. Many times ductwork is out of sight, out of mind and not understanding the vital role ductwork plays in your home can create many problems. Today's blog will review facts about ductwork and its importance in your home. Custom ductwork can make a huge difference in efficiently keeping your home or business comfortable. There are many benefits to having custom ductwork, and your HVAC Company at Lake of the Ozarks is going to give you the facts about having custom ductwork in your home or business.

History Of Ductwork 

Ductwork began by the Chinese in the 7th century as a way to keep buildings warm without filling the structure with smoke. Even though the Chinese created a system that fit their needs at the time, the first recorded central heating came from the Romans around 300 B.C. They created their own system which used vertical tubes underneath tile to heat a room. Warm air was sent through the tubes through ducts from a wood furnace creating heat in the building. This thought process evolved in a variety of ways over the years to meet social needs. Eventually, ductwork continued to evolve as a way to cool structures to provide comfort year round.

Facts About Ductwork

Most people don't put a lot of thought into ductwork and the importance it serves in your home. Properly installed ductwork can help keep your home comfortable and aid in the overall efficiency of your homes energy use. Check out a few facts about ductwork:

  • Ductwork is available in different types of materials.  Know your options before installing or replacing ductwork to make sure you get the best material for your use. Understanding your options may make a difference in the overall efficiency of your home.

  • Ductwork is susceptible to extreme weather.  Make sure the ductwork in your home is installed properly. Exposed ductwork can become warm if in direct sunlight causing the air inside to be warm. The same concept is applied if the ductwork isn't insulated properly in cooler areas of the home. Make sure the ductwork is installed properly to ensure the air flowing through your home is the temperature you want it to be.

  • Ductwork can develop a build-up of mold, mildew, slime and other microbial growth. It is important to have your ducts cleaned. If left in your ducts the air is spreading this growth throughout your home. Knowing the importance of UV lights and regular cleanings can help keep your home healthy. 

  • Ductwork is basically the roadways for your air to travel. If your ductwork has leaks or debris buildup, it causes the system to not work efficiently. The air can't get to its destination properly causing the temperature in your home to not be consistent.


Increased Performance 

With ductwork that's custom fit to your home, you'll have the greater overall performance of your HVAC system. The improvement in airflow will help regulate temperatures in rooms throughout the home. Keeping the temperature constant, with fewer temperature swings, prevents your system from overworking. This can be especially beneficial for upstairs rooms or other rooms that typically get hotter or colder than others. Controlled temperatures throughout your home not only increases the performance of your system but promotes a longer life for your HVAC system.

Improved Efficiency

With custom ductwork, air can travel through the ducts more easily, without interruptions. It allows the air to get to you more quickly, without losing energy. This improved efficiency not only reduces a significant amount of waste, but it can save you money on your monthly energy bills. Greater efficiency means that hot or cold air will travel through your ductwork without any interruptions. Proper ductwork, designed specifically for your home, keeps your HVAC system working more efficiently.

Better Air Balance & Flow

One of the biggest issues with ductwork is poor installation. If typical, pre-made ductwork is installed in your home, it may be shoved into place which can cause pinching or collapsing. These problems can seriously interfere with the system’s air balance and flow. Getting ductwork custom designed for your home's specific measurements ensures that air flows without any hindrances. It will also help make sure that the air moving through your ducts gets to your rooms on the shortest possible path. With a custom ductwork system, you can rest assured that your system is perfectly balanced.

Royal Heating & Air specializes in sheet metal fabrication for custom ductwork at the Lake of the Ozarks. Custom ductwork allows for better airflow, distributes air evenly between rooms, and reduces leaks in unwanted areas. It also puts less strain on your HVAC system, allowing it to last longer. For all your HVAC related needs at the Lake, trust "The King of Comfort."

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