Mistakes To Avoid When Installing Ductwork On Your Property
The right ductwork system is something that goes way beyond being just a simple condenser or an evaporator or even a heater. The system of ducts is rather complicated and has many components such as return vents, air ducts, air supply, ventilation, insulation and a lot of other components. Every single part of the ductwork needs to be in proportion to the rest of your property if you are to gain the maximum results. By ensuring that you avoid the below mentioned errors, you can guarantee that you will not have to pay hefty amounts for cooling purposes and avoid untimely renovations and repairs.
Leaving the ducts unsealed
You need to check thoroughly with the welding windsor and everything else to make sure that the ducts are always well sealed. If the ducts are left without getting sealed correctly, the cold air can leak into the walls of the building instead of reaching the locations that they should which could ultimately result in too much heat within the building and a lot of discomfort.
Not enough return vents
In order to maintain a steady level of air pressure and air motion, there needs to be return vents in the ductwork system that can facilitate the pulling back of air into the room. If there are not enough return vents that have been facilitated for during the steel fabrication process, it could lead to a lot of discomfort to the occupants of the building.
The wrong locations
Placing a vent or return vents in locations such as closets and areas like the storage room that can be covered with furniture and boxes means that the supply of air will constantly be hindered. The fan will be trying really hard to pull the air in to it and the lifespan of the blow fan might therefore be reduced a lot because it is working on overload all the time.
Using low quality materials Many contractors, if nor credible, may attempt to use low quality raw materials that are very unsuitable such as tape for the ductwork, because this will give them more money in hand. Such issues can always cause too much dust, humidity issues, drafts of wind and even make really irritating noises. Therefore it is always wise to keep an eye out for the quality of raw materials that are being used in the process.
Having low quality workmanship
If the ducts have been put together in a wrong manner there can be many air gaps and leaks in your home or building. You can look forward to getting sky high energy bills because all of the cooling is getting wasted and therefore working on overdrive.