The main function of residential and commercial ductwork is to transport the air from your heating and cooling system to your vents. Your ductwork is just as important as your heater and air conditioner. It keeps us comfortable indoors and is critical to the smooth operation of your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. If your return vents are improperly designed, the air pressure of your heating and cooling systems will reduce your home’s efficiency and climate control.
Quality air duct installation and replacement services throughout Meridian, Nampa, & Boise, ID
Call the air duct installation experts at Idaho Heating & Air in Meridian if you notice your ventilation system is not producing as much air in each room or if your energy bill suddenly goes up.
Do You Need New Air Ducts?
If your current ductwork is damaged or contaminated with dust particles and debris, it may be time for a new air duct installation. When foreign particles get inside your heating/cooling system, they can potentially end up inside your home. Older homes may contain ducts with asbestos insulation, so it is important to proceed with caution if this is the case in your home. People with respiratory issues, children with asthma, and older adults should consider periodic air duct maintenance in order to prevent health risks down the road.
All Air Ducts Are Not Created Equal
Ductwork is made of different types of materials, and which one you choose can be tricky. Our friendly and knowledgeable technicians can help you select the right one for you.
- Fiberglass duct board is a compressed fiberglass board used for creating square-shaped vents. It is insulated, easy to cut, and seals with adhesive tape. Usually applied between floor joists and rafters, or along a ceiling.
- Galvanized steel and aluminum is a metal ductwork that is strong but not flexible.
- Polyurethane is a plastic material that is shaped into ductwork.
- Flexible ducts are made with a variety of materials, including PVC, polyester, and plastic. They fold accordion-style, come in a variety of diameters, and are good for snaking through the space.
The length and size of the ductwork will also influence how much airflow is needed and is important for proper HVAC functionality. How to determine the right length and size of duct is somewhat complicated. The length depends on how far the outlet is from the HVAC unit, the output of the unit and how large is the area to be conditioned. The longer the ductwork is, the more powerful the blower should be.
Air Duct Installation and Replacement
In order to lower the chances of health issues due to poor indoor air quality, you want to make sure the air circulating in your HVAC system is safe to breathe.
A new air duct installation will safeguard your home from any potential air duct issues in the future. If you need new air duct installation in your new home, or if you want to replace your current air ducts with new ones, trust the expert installations services of Idaho Heating & Air.