About Preventative HVAC Maintenance
In HVAC, ductwork is what called to the series of tubes that carry the treated air in the building. If you are installing a new heat pump or a central air system, then you have to ensure that the ductwork carrying your new AC matches the system. Because the air is flowing in these ducts, problems or leaks can almost immediately ruin the effects of the system as a whole.
When either diagnosing or installing a system for HVAC repairs, any professional and experienced technician will be inspecting the ducts. First things first, the technician looks at it and check the duct system if it matches the new air handler it is installed. With this, they can get to know if there are problems or any other issues in the system. Lastly, ducts must be insulated and at the same time, routed using a certain fashion to be able to maintain safety. This procedure is also known as checking the integrity of the ductwork.
For average residential HVAC system, it is more likely to have leakage problem sometime soon. Having said that, it is wiser of you to invest in more advanced system if you truly want to save big on repairing the ducts. If for example that even just 20 percent of air is leaking, it is enough to compromise your system and cause it to work twice as hard that result to higher utility bills or worse, costly furnace repairs. For this reason, you should be open in asking the HVAC technician if they can also look at the status of your ductwork.
In some aspects, your HVAC system will call for your full attention. In flood plains or wet areas, the ductwork has to be water tight. So after getting through with the flooding, it is most likely that you will be purchasing a new insulation but the thing is, if the ducts were not sealed, there is a chance that you have to get a new ductwork and other parts that were damaged by water.
In an effort to maintain the efficiency of your sealed ductwork, your chosen HVAC company and technician should install an insulation around. The role of the insulation is to protect your home’s interior from the sudden changes of temperature as a result of cool or hot air flowing throughout. To be able to counteract this effect, there’s a vapor barrier between treated air inside and outside.
Like when choosing any other service provider in the industry today, the same principle applies when hiring an HVAC service provider; from asking for references, assessing their workmanship, doing background research on each of your prospect etc.