You shouldn’t have to settle for an uncomfortable home!
Our trained technicians know how to make your home more comfortable. If the temperature in your home is not consistent from one room to the next, it may be time to consider our residential air balancing and testing services. When you have rooms that are hotter or colder than other rooms, the issue usually is caused by the ductwork, not the mechanical AC/Heating unit.
Your HVAC system is made up of two main parts: the mechanical system and the ductwork.
Your home’s climate control system is made of two main components: the mechanical system that produces the cold and hot air, and the duct system that distributes the air. When there is an airflow issue, we generally find the culprit to be a poorly-designed duct system, with either undersized ducts, improperly installed “splitters,” and/or ducts without dampers. The problem does not typically “arise”, instead being an issue from the initial construction, renovation, or addition to the system. We can determine the balancing issue and solution through a visual audit and flow hood test.
We know the technology and engineering of HVAC service, repair, and air balancing.
Proper sizing of the heating and cooling system, as well as proper duct sizing, is a science. At 68 Degrees HVAC, we are trained and extensively experienced in heating and cooling, as well as proper ductwork sizing. Most homes with air flow problems can be improved by adjusting, resizing, and/or balancing the duct work to provide proper, balanced air flow to each room.
The benefits of properly sealing and insulating your duct system
- Improved Comfort: Sealing and insulating ducts can help with common comfort problems, such as rooms that are too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter.
- Energy Saving: Leaky ducts can reduce heating and cooling system efficiency by as much as 20 percent. Sealing and insulating ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and can often pay for itself in energy savings.
- Air Quality: Sealing ducts can also help improve the indoor air quality by reducing the risks of pollutants entering ducts from dusty attics or musty crawlspaces and circulating through your home. Dust from insulation particles or smells from damp spaces could aggravate asthma and allergy problems.
- Improved Safety: During normal operation, gas appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces release combustion gases (like carbon monoxide) through their ventilation systems. Leaky ductwork in your heating and cooling system may cause “backdrafting,” where these gases are drawn back into the living space, rather than expelled to the outdoors. Sealing leaks can minimize this risk.
- Peace of Mind: The less energy you use in your home, the less air pollution is produced. By sealing your ducts and reducing the amount of energy necessary to comfortably heat or cool your home, you can have the peace of mind that you’ve done the right thing for your family, home, and for the planet.
Information above courtesy of Energy Star.