Your metal or flex ductwork is a critical part of your home’s heating and cooling system, carrying freshly heated or cooled air to your floor and wall registers and returned stale, used air out through return vents and eventually to the outside of your home. Without ductwork, there would be no way of moving temperature controlled, fresh air throughout your home. But to do its job effectively, ductwork needs to be clear and free from leaks to operate at maximum efficiency.
Your home may not have any ductwork at all because its heating and cooling relies electric space heating, radiant baseboard heating or electric fans. If you’re converting to a different type of heating and cooling system involving natural gas or other energy sources, your home will may the addition of ductwork to move the heated or cooled air.
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If this is the case, the ductwork experts at Astro Air Inc. are always available to install the most efficient ductwork possible – and make duct installation a perfect “unseen addition” to your home.
But it isn’t enough to “just install” ductwork – it is just as important to install it correctly and assure it operates smoothly and efficiently. Leaky ductwork can account for huge energy losses. A simple ¼” leak in a ductwork seam can send your utility bills through the roof. So get the installation done right the first time. Duct installation can be painless and sightless when you hire our experienced Boynton Beach area duct installation technicians.
Heating & AC Duct Installation Services
Duct installation involves the strategic placement of ductwork under floors, behind walls, and inside attics. Ductwork winds throughout a home directing air flow to registers and vents, distributing temperature controlled air. The entire duct system originates and ends in an air handling unit, usually located at or near the source of the conditioned hot or cool air (furnace or heat pump for example).
If your home is built with a crawl space underneath it or it has a basement, the most logical duct installation will be directly below the floor. If your home is built on a concrete slab, duct installation can be in an attic or behind walls. In some extreme cases where space is unavailable in any of these locations, ductwork is installed in a closet or in front of a wall or ceiling, usually done with aesthetics in mind.
How duct installation is installed is important, too. Modern homes are generally insulated to keep the temperature controlled air in. But unconditioned spaces under floors or in attics (above or below insulation) can have adverse effects on ductwork. Cold crawl spaces will lower the temperature around the ductwork and any warm air passing through it, causing a furnace to work harder and more energy to be consumed. Our technicians can offer suggestion on how to insulate ductwork to cut down on this heat loss.
Traditional & Flexible Ductwork
The different types of ductwork should be considered as well. Two of the most common types are aluminum and flexible, which can fit in tighter spaces and bend around obstructions like ceiling or floor joists. Flexible ductwork is also typically less expensive to buy and install. Our West Palm Beach area duct installers will of course suggest the type most suited for your home.
Lastly, the completion of duct installation does not mean you can close the basement door or attic access panel and forget about it. You should periodically have your ductwork inspected for both exterior leaks and interior dirt. A routine maintenance schedule includes duct cleaning and, when necessary, duct sealing. No matter what type of duct service you need, call the trained professionals at Astro Air.