Beyond HVAC Systems: Four Improvements You Can Do To Ducts And Vents In Your Home

If you are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system, you may have read a lot about upgrading systems, digital controls and other parts of the mechanics of your heating and air conditioning. These are not the only areas of HVAC that can be improved to increase energy efficiency; ducts and vents can also be improved to help make your home more energy efficient. If you want to make improvements to your HVAC, here are four things that can be done to your ducts and vents:

1. Adding Automated Dampers To Your Ducts

Dampers are used to close off different areas of an HVAC system. They can be manual dampers, or they can be automated and used for zoning. With zone systems, dampers will close off certain sections of ducts when an area of your home does not need heating or cooling. You can have your ducts and controls upgraded with automated dampers to make your HVAC more efficient.

2. Using Conventional Filters And Changing The Regularly

There are many different types of HVAC filters; some of the filters are marketed to help reduce dust and allergens in your home. The problem with these filters is that they are dense and can cause more strain on your HVAC system. If you want to reduce allergens in your home, you have a couple of options: you can have a separate air filtration system installed, or you can just use conventional air filters and change them more often.

3. Reinsulating Ducts To Reduce Energy Loss

If you have old ductwork, it is likely that you have fiberglass insulation. This insulation can get damaged in places like crawl spaces and attics. There are newer duct insulation products that you can use to replace this old insulation and reduce energy loss. Reinsulating ducts and repairing air leaks can be an affordable way to improve the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system.

4. Having Your Ducts Cleaned Regularly

Ducts in central HVAC systems can collect all sorts of dust and debris. This is not only something that affects the quality of air in your home, but it also affects the performance of your HVAC system. More dust means that the furnace or air conditioner has to work harder to heat or cool your home. This problem can be avoided by having your ducts cleaned regularly, especially if your home has a lot of dust from dirt roads and other environmental conditions around your home.

Making these improvements to your ductwork and vents will reduce energy loss and improve the performance of your heating and air conditioning. If you need help with these improvements or repairs to your HVAC, contact a professional HVAC service such as Clearzone Services to get help with the repairs you need for your home.