An important part of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is the distribution of conditioned air. In ducted systems, air is blown through these ducts into the living space. Ducts are designed in relation to the heating and cooling load. The size and distribution of ducts affect the efficiency of your Highlands, NC home’s HVAC system. Changing one element in the heating and cooling system can affect airflow and duct size. Changing one duct can affect airflow through the entire duct system.

Importance of Properly Sized Equipment

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America publishes standards that specify how to properly size HVAC units and ducts. An improperly designed air distribution system can affect energy efficiency, comfort, and even your health. Rooms may be drafty, too warm, or too cold. Fans must work harder to push air through the system. Airflow may be noisy. Conditioned air may be forced outside the house, requiring more energy for the system to operate. Unconditioned air may also be drawn in, affecting indoor air quality and pressure.

Duct Design and Installation

If you are building a new house, it is important to include your HVAC contractor in both the design and construction phases. This allows the machine room, control panels, and air distribution system to be properly incorporated in the design.

In retrofitting existing systems, duct installation is often done within conditioned spaces. This avoids losing conditioned air, allows shorter runs, and reduces temperature differences between the air inside and outside the ducts.

Radlee Heating and Cooling Duct Installation Standards

Radlee Heating and Cooling uses ACCA standards to calculate the load of the entire house and each room. We use this information to design the air distribution system. We balance airflow to make sure systems operate as they are designed to. This ensures your HVAC system operates efficiently and provides the indoor comfort you want. To learn more, give us a call at 706-703-4883.

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