The Do’s and Don’ts of Ductwork Installation

There are three main components to your HVAC: the heating, air conditioning and ductwork. The ducts are connected to vents, which deliver both hot and cool air throughout your home. Since your entire HVAC unit relies on ductwork to do its job, having the right size and structure installed is vital to your entire system’s function.

If you’re thinking of replacing your ductwork but aren’t sure which questions to ask, here are the do’s and don’ts of ductwork installation Toronto.

Why Ductwork is Important

The ductwork inside your home plays an important role in the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. If it’s installed correctly, the air circulates properly and your home maintains the right temperature. If it’s installed improperly, you may experience temperature fluctuations throughout your home, poor air quality and higher-than-average utility bills.

The Do’s And Don’ts

Just like other home renovation projects, there’s a list of do’s and don’ts that go along with ductwork installation.

Do Ask About Configuration

Every home has a different layout, so the ductwork should suit that specific architectural design. Installing ductwork is a science, which requires knowledge of airflow and proper fitting of components.

When considering ductwork installation Toronto, inquire how the ductwork will affect airflow in your home. You should ask about the fittings used and whether they’re insulated.

Do Ask For References

A reputable HVAC company will happily provide you with references. These should include clients who’ve had ductwork installed in the recent past. Ask about the overall experience and whether they would recommend the company.

You can also look online for reviews to see what customers had to say. Look for honest reviews about your chosen company’s quality of work and how they resolve any issues that may arise.

Do Request a Final Inspection

When the job is complete, you should also request a final inspection. Ask for a detailed explanation of what was installed, how it will affect your HVAC’s performance and why certain materials and fittings were used.

Properly installed ductwork will have tight connections at the joints, solid configuration throughout and there should never be sagging anywhere along the length of it.

Don’t Ignore Red Flags

Ductwork installation takes skill, so without proper knowledge you might not know what red flags to look for. For example, ductwork installed in unheated areas must be insulated. If not, the heat can escape before reaching the register to warm your home.

Ductwork that’s too small or long can also cause a variety of problems. If the ductwork is too small, it won’t be able to heat or cool your home adequately. In addition, if the ductwork isn’t sealed properly, air leaks can occur.

Don’t Forget About Maintenance

After your ductwork is installed, it also needs to be maintained. In addition to seasonal HVAC maintenance, you should have your ductwork inspected and cleaned. That way, if there happens to be a loose fitting or slight sagging of the duct, it can be repaired immediately.

Whether you’re in need of repair or are interested in new ductwork installation we’re here to help. Contact Climate Experts today to schedule a service call or to inquire about our ductwork installation process.

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