An HVAC system’s efficiency is largely determined on how it fits within a home. Installing a system that is not fit to the unique aspects of your home can be like trying to hammer a square peg into a round hole, and can ultimately cost you up to 40% of the system’s designed efficiency. The ductwork is the backbone of a home’s HVAC system, delivering air from air conditioners or furnaces. It’s this stage of the home heating and cooling process that most influences your system’s energy efficiency. That’s why Blue Ox Heating & Air offers services in custom ductwork fitting to ensure that your system matches your structure. We do our own ductwork construction after determining how and where tubing and connections will run within your home.
Benefits of Custom Ductwork
There are a lot of reasons to get custom ductwork installed or replaced in your home. Here are the key benefits:
Sized to Fit your Needs: Your home is unique, so why would you settle for standard sized ductwork that may be too large or too small for the space? Custom ductwork services take this into account to make sure your home is fitted properly to ensure optimal operation of the HVAC system.
Improved Efficiency: When custom ductwork is installed in your home, air can travel through the ducts without interruptions, meaning it gets to you quickly and without losing energy. It also keeps your HVAC system from being overworked. Bottom line, the improved efficiency reduces waste and saves you money!
Increased Performance: With a system that is fit to your home, and improved efficiency in your ducts, you can also expect increased performance of the system. The improvement in airflow regulation means you will not experience temperature differences between rooms. Instead, your custom ductwork will be fit to improve the temperature regulation in your home, helping you avoid dealing with fluctuating temperatures throughout your house, and keeping you comfortable year-round.
Peace of Mind: The installation of a new HVAC system is no small task, and neither is the decision to do so. You want to make sure the system will function well, while also being long lasting and worth the investment. The combination of our expert technicians and ductwork that is custom fit to your home will leave you with peace of mind knowing it has been tailored for optimal and long-lasting performance in your home.
How Custom Ductwork Saves You Money
Blue Ox has over 200 years of combined experience in meeting the HVAC needs Minnesota residents. That experience has taught us that a majority of heating and cooling savings come from not wasting energy by pushing more air through a system to compensate for its design inadequacies. Custom ductwork is needed
Size: Imagine trying to blow air through a length of PVC pipe. Odds are not much is coming out of the other end. Now imagine doing the same thing with a straw, there is an immediate difference. Ductwork is much the same. Ducts that are too large require more energy to push the air through the system.
Special Connections: Most energy is lost at junctions in your network of ducts, be it at the plenum, distribution box, or the register. Making sure that these connective ducts fit the contours of the areas they’re placed in helps to cut down on the amount of air lost.
By allowing Blue Ox to outfit your home’s HVAC system with custom ductwork, you can avoid the financial pitfalls that can come with choosing a “one-size-fits-all” system not designed to meet your specific heating and cooling needs.