Why is the duct size important? You might have noticed a breeze in your home where there is no vent. Maybe a door suddenly slams on its own. This is usually due to unequal pressure as the result of poor air flow. Poor air flow can be the result of ducts that are too big, because those ducts won’t keep the pressure up. It can also be the result of ducts that are too small either as the whole ductwork system or part of the ductwork system. If the ducts are too small, particularly in only parts of your duct work, there will be a drop in air pressure as the air moves from the larger duct to the smaller duct because there is greater resistance in the smaller duct. This slows the air down and can creates airflow imbalance.
You actually don’t have ducts. This could be because you use baseboard heating, window air conditioning or other heating/cooling systems. If you are putting in a new furnace or air conditioning system that requires air ducts, we can help you. In such a case a full system design will need to be done based on the specifics of your home.
The performance of your ducts can have a major impact on the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Poorly performing ducts can lead to higher utility bills, difficulty maintaining a comfortable temperature, and even poor air quality. It is estimated that up to 20% of the air moving through the ducts in many homes is lost through holes and leaks in the ducts. This can be a significant source of wasted energy and money.
Your ducts are leaking. When ducts are not properly supported, they can shift, creating gaps. In addition, if the ducts were not sealed correctly air can leak from the joints. This loose ductwork can cause significant loss of cold or heated air. As much as 20%. That lost air ends up in your walls instead of your rooms. Action Air Duct technicians will perform an air duct repair diagnostic to inspect your ducts for leaks and seal them with mastic or foil tape. This air duct repair will help reduce the amount of air that is lost through the leaky ducts and improve the efficiency of your system.