Is the air inside your Hagerstown, Maryland, home not as cool or clean as you’d like it? If so, consider upgrading your ductwork. Because ducts hide behind walls and ceilings, we often don’t even think them. Let’s look at why ductwork is important and the benefits of upgrading your ducts with custom sheet metal fabrication.
The Importance of Ductwork
Ducting is an integral part of your HVAC system. Think of it like the circulatory system of your home. Cool air needs to flow from the air conditioner into your living space. It does this through the air ducts. Clean and properly installed ductwork will help deliver that air efficiently. Dirty and poorly installed ducts will drive up energy costs.
Why Fixing Old Ducts Isn’t Beneficial
If the ductwork is old, cracks and leaks can develop. As a result, they’ll allow dirt and dust to enter the ductwork. Once you turn the HVAC system on, it’ll blow that dirt into your house. Also, if there are cracks, the temperature-controlled air leaks out into the attic, basement or walls instead of into the house where you need it.
Repeatedly patching up old ducts will only fix the leaks for so long. It can end up costing you more money on expensive repairs and soaring energy bills.
The Benefits of Custom Air Ducts
When it’s time to upgrade, consider creating custom ductwork with sheet metal fabrication. A professional service tech will design the ducting for your unique floor plan and run it in as straight of a line as possible. The straighter the lines and the fewer the joints, the fewer places that dust and dirt can accumulate. With custom ductwork, your home will be cleaner, energy bills lower and your HVAC system will perform more efficiently.
Improve your indoor air quality and the performance of your HVAC system by upgrading your ductwork. Give Cumberland Valley Heating & Air Conditioning a call today to learn more about our sheet metal fabrication services.