HVAC Duct Design Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Building a home is a very involved and stressful process. Millions of American consumers invest in new construction homes each year. If you are in the process of designing a custom home, there are many factors you have to consider. Adequately laying out the HVAC system in your new home is crucial when trying to ensure internal temperatures stay comfortable.

Working with a company that has experience in A/C design is a must when trying to avoid problems. The ductwork your new HVAC system has will need to be laid out properly to keep the air flowing in your new residence. The following are some HVAC duct design mistakes you need to avoid at all costs.

Failing to Put In Enough Duct Return Vents

The duct system attached to your HVAC unit will have a number of different components. Among the most important components this system has are the return vents. These vents are designed to suck air back into your HVAC system. Without the proper number of return vents, you will notice a number of hot/cold spots in your home. The lack of return vents can also lead to your new HVAC unit becoming inefficient.

Rather than dealing with the long-term problems, this mistake can produce, you need to work with an A/C design professional. These professionals will have no problem getting a proper duct layout to fit the size and shape of your home. Ignoring the need for this professional guidance will usually lead to a lot of money and resources being wasted. At Barrier Insulation Co., we will work with your HVAC contractor to ensure a proper design is implemented.

Issues With Undersized Ductwork

If you are new to the world of HVAC systems, you will have a hard time choosing the right components for your home. The ductwork that is installed in your home is designed to carry the air produced by the HVAC unit to different parts of the residence. If this ductwork is too small, you will struggle to get your home’s internal temperature regulated.

Generally, an HVAC contractor will use the ACCA Manual D formula to calculate how big your ductwork needs to be. Before hiring a contractor or A/C designer, you need to assess the experience they have. Ideally, you want to hire a professional with a proven track record and plenty of experience to choose and install your ductwork.

Elbow Installation Mistakes

Regardless of where elbows are placed in your duct system, they will reduce efficiency. This is why most HVAC professionals limit the number of elbows they use in a duct design. If your new system has too many elbows, you will struggle to keep the inside of your home comfortable. By working with knowledgeable professionals, you can avoid this common problem.

Contact Us For Help

Do you need help designing your home HVAC system? If so, contact Barrier Insulation Co. to find out more about the A/C design services we offer.

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