7 Ways Ductwork Fabrication Influences HVAC Efficiency

February 13, 2024

Ductwork fabrication is crucial for efficiency in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). The design, installation, and quality of ductwork significantly impact HVAC performance in the following ways. 1. Airflow Distribution Properly fabricated ducts ensure the efficient distribution of heated or cooled air throughout the building. If ducts are poorly designed or constructed, they might have leaks, blockages, or improper sizing, leading to uneven airflow. This causes some areas to be over-conditioned while others remain too hot or cold. 2. Energy Loss Leaky or improperly insulated ducts can result in energy losses.

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What is the Cheapest Method of Heating a Home?

October 18, 2023

With zoned climate control, zero ducting, and a highly efficient heat transfer process, mini-split heat pumps are fast-gaining attention as affordable home heating solutions. Some ductless mini-split heat pumps have efficiency levels as high as 300%. However, this is only half the story. In places like Kalispell, MT, these systems can’t always source enough outdoor heat to transfer inside. When outside temperatures plummet, their efficiency increasingly declines. The good news is that there are several cost-effective ways to heat your home this winter. Read on to discover the cheapest. Strategically Tightening Your

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Recognizing Problems With Your Ductwork

July 13, 2023

Updated On: 10/12/23 Ductwork that has not been properly maintained can cause problems for your home and family. There are several signs to look out for that may indicate your ductwork is bad, resulting in poor HVAC efficiency and requiring an upgrade to your ductwork. Here are a few indicators of poor ductwork. Unusual Noises Strange noises coming from your ductwork can be a sign of trouble. If you hear rattling, whistling, or even buzzing sounds coming from the vents when your air conditioner or heater is running, this could indicate an issue

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Mini-Split vs. Ductless: What’s the Difference?

March 17, 2023

You can heat and cool your house using ductless heating and cooling systems. Ductless HVAC systems are being included in the architecture of many newer houses because of their efficiency and capacity to improve indoor living conditions. If you’re wondering whether to install a ductless system or a mini-split, keep reading. What Is a Ductless HVAC System? Ductless heating and cooling systems can heat and cool a home without moving air through ductwork. To heat and cool a home without using ductwork, a short, flexible tube is used to bring air from outside into

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Will Geothermal Heat and Air Condition My Home?

February 10, 2023

As the years go by, more and more people are investing in heat pump technology. One of the biggest questions that people have about geothermal heat pumps is if they will heat and air condition their homes. The simple answer is yes, they will do both. What Does a Heat Pump Do? It’s easiest to think about heat pumps as a heat transfer system. In the winter months, your heat pump will bring heat from outdoors into your home. In the summertime, your heat pump will transfer heat from inside your home to the outdoors. Therefore,

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4 Major Benefits of Having New Ductwork Installed

August 15, 2022

Updated On: 10/12/23 While many people tend to use the same HVAC ductwork for many years, it is important to have this equipment replaced after about 15 to 25 years. Its cleanliness and overall condition degrade significantly during this time. Technicians at General Sheet Metal, Inc. have many years of experience installing HVAC ductwork and understand the following benefits that new ducts can provide. 1. Greater Efficiency New ductwork will efficiently move air from the HVAC system to different rooms in your home. An old or aging unit, on the other hand, will wear

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When Is the Best Time of Year for an HVAC Installation?

July 20, 2022

Have you been mulling over the idea of getting a new HVAC unit? Well, you probably shouldn’t rush to call a technician just yet. You first need to decide if this is the best time of year to schedule your installation. Peak Season Vs. Off-season Most people choose to replace their HVAC systems during either the summer or winter seasons because these seasons are when many systems break down. These are the two seasons that most HVAC companies are the busiest. If you choose to schedule an installation during the peak season, you could find

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Is Your HVAC Static Pressure Causing an Issue?

June 16, 2022

If you’ve noticed an issue with your air conditioning or heating system, you might be experiencing a problem with static pressure. The static pressure in the system must remain balanced. If it increases, it can be a sign that your system requires maintenance. Static Pressure in HVAC Systems The static pressure in a heating or air conditioning unit is the pressure caused by the resistance to airflow through the system and the ductwork. Dust or debris can sometimes cause a blockage, increasing the static pressure. Faulty or worn-out components can also increase the static pressure

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What Are Ductless ACs and How Do They Operate?

April 18, 2022

Ductless air conditioners, or ductless mini-splits, are heat pumps that can cool individual rooms rather than a whole home. With their compact design, they can easily be attached to the wall of any room that needs cool air, and they can even go on the ceiling. Below, we want to explain how these systems work and how they will benefit you. How Heat Pumps Work To understand how mini-splits work, you need to know how heat pumps work. These systems generate cool air by drawing heat out of the home and releasing it outside. Between the

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 12, 2021

As you leave the cold Montana winter behind, you might be just as glad to stop thinking about your furnace for a while. But if you have a gas furnace, you can probably save time and money by actively turning it off instead of letting the thermostat handle it. Doing this will depend on what sort of HVAC system you have! Turning Off Your Gas Furnace for the Summer Can Save You Money You might wonder whether this step is really needed. After all, you have a thermostat, don’t you? Won’t that keep the

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