Why Is Having Custom Metal Duct Work Good for My Home?

The ductwork in your Ocean View, Delaware, home is an essential component of your HVAC system. The tubes that make up the ducting transfer air from the heating and cooling system into your home. While you may think that all ducting is the same, there are many variables that determine how efficient the ductwork in your home is in delivering clean warm or cool air that will help to keep you and your family healthy and comfortable.

Poorly configured or installed ducting can cause a host of problems, including loss of air, poor performance from your HVAC system, and allowing dirty air into your house. However, when you have custom metal duct work fabricated using high-quality sheet metal, you can avoid many of the issues that occur with poorly constructed ducting. Let’s look at three benefits you will receive with custom metal ductwork.

Customized for Your Unique Floor Plan

If your home has an unusual floor plan or unique layout, custom fabrication is essential to ensure that every room receives temperature-controlled air. If your home has a one-size-fits-all ducting system, chances are that not all rooms get heated or cooled at the same temperature. The size of the ducting makes a big difference in the performance and efficiency of how the HVAC system works. If the ducting is too large, the system runs longer and wastes energy. If it is too small, then the rooms won’t be heated or cooled sufficiently.

Our team of expert fabricators come to your home and make precise measurements of the area where the new ducting goes. From those measurements, we then use sheet metal to create the perfect dimensions of ducting for your home. Our team then installs the ducting so that it fits precisely in the basement, ceiling, and walls of your home.

Improves Indoor Air Quality

When we measure the area needed for the new ductwork, we also perform load calculations so that we can design the ducting to maximize airflow in as straight a line as possible. When there are too many seams, turns, connections, and joints holding your ductwork together, there are more places to trap dirt, dust, pet dander, and other contaminants. When you turn your system on, those trapped particles blow into your home through the return vents and can settle onto your furniture, carpets, and even your kid’s toys.

If someone in your family has allergies, asthma, or respiratory issues, this dirty air can trigger an attack or make them feel uncomfortable. With custom fabricated ducting, there are fewer connections so there is less chance for pollutants to become captured in the system. The air coming into your home is cleaner and healthier. For extra assurance in keeping your home’s indoor air quality high, have us install an air purifier and be sure to have your ductwork cleaned periodically to keep the air moving efficiently.

Improves Performance and Efficiency

If the ducting is not configured properly to fit your home or is the wrong size, the HVAC system has to work harder to deliver warm or cool air. With customized ductwork, the lines are straighter and airflow is not restricted so that the air is delivered quickly throughout your home. Also, the ducting has fewer places for leaks to occur, which generally happens at connection points. With less air loss due to cracks and leaks, all of the temperature-controlled air is delivered into your home, not lost in the attic or basement.

Not only will you save money on energy bills with custom ductwork, but your HVAC system will run better and longer. Your HVAC system is one of the biggest investments you will make for your home, so why not invest in custom ducting to extend the life of the system, bring clean air into your home, and save money on heating and cooling bills?

If you would like to have custom metal ductwork fabricated for your home, or to learn more about the process of making it, give our experts at Custom Mechanical a call today. We are happy to speak with you and schedule an appointment. You can reach us at 877-696-0808.

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