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Insulating Your Home To Help Your HVAC System

When we couldn't get our home to cool down last summer, we started checking our HVAC system. We found out that our air conditioning system was working fine, but the air just seemed to leave our house rapidly. We contacted an HVAC contractor to run a few tests, and he concluded that we had a severe insulation problem. After showing us which rooms had bad leaks, he recommended a business to come out and remedy the situation. This blog is all about insulating your home and helping you to keep that carefully heated and cooled air inside, where it belongs.


Installing Air Ducts? What To Discuss With Your Technician

If you've made the decision that it's time for central air conditioning, one hurdle that you may have to overcome is a lack of air ducts in your home. If your home needs air ducts to support a central air conditioning unit, you'll want to include that installation as a package deal. It's often more cost-effective to do it that way. In the meantime, here are a few things that you need to consider along the way.

Map Out The Most Direct Routes

The further your air ducts travel from the blower motor, the more temperature fluctuation and air loss may happen. It's important that your air ducts be mapped out so that they all take the shortest possible path to the destinations that they are meant to reach. This ensures that each space in your home is getting the most benefit it can from those ducts.

Consider Adequate Duct Support

Talk with your air conditioning installation technician about the support structure for those air ducts. Failure to install support brackets along the ducts will lead to ductwork that shifts and bangs when the air starts moving through. Make sure that you have sufficient bracket support and anchors to keep the air ducts secure and quiet.

Choose The Best Insulating Material

Maintaining air temperature is important when air is traveling through ductwork. You'll want to talk with your installation contractor about the available insulating materials so that you can have that ductwork installed with the best chance of temperature maintenance. The right insulation will help ensure temperature consistency throughout the ductwork.

Ask About The Benefit Of Multiple Air Filters

Especially if you live in a household with someone who suffers from severe allergies or respiratory problems, you'll want to ask your air duct installation contractor about the benefits of installing multiple air filters throughout the ductwork. The more filters you can incorporate, the cleaner the air will be. Not only will this reduce the negative effects on allergy sufferers in your house, but it may also help prevent mold or mildew growth in the air ducts over time. Further, reducing particles in the air also helps to reduce dust accumulation and resulting housecleaning.

These are some of the things that you should understand if you're getting ready to install air ducts in your home. Talk with your contractor about these points today to make sure you're getting the end result that you've envisioned. 

For more information, contact a local company like Elite Clean & Restoration.