HVAC Ductwork Installation Services
Ductwork installation can provide even heating and cooling to your entire home. If you find certain rooms in your home are always hotter or colder than others, the problem could be with your ductwork. Get your new system and ductwork installed by HARP Home Services to keep your entire home comfortable.
What is Ductwork?
Ductwork circulates air from your HVAC unit and keeps your home comfortable year-round. Ductwork is typically made of sheet metal or rigid insulation material. Flexible ductwork is used for short runs from an air handler to a few rooms, while rigid ductwork is used for longer runs through walls and ceilings.
As the demand for HVAC systems has grown, so has the demand for HVAC ductwork. A variety of ductwork types and materials have been created to meet this demand.
Benefits of Ductwork
Having professional ductwork installation in your home can come with many benefits for you and your family.
HVAC ductwork can provide:
- Cleaner air
- Better circulation
- Reduce hot and cold spots
- Even temperature throughout the home
- More comfort
Different Types of Ductwork
While all ductworks accomplish the same goal of circulating air, there are different types of ductwork you could have or might look to install in your home. If you’re looking to install ductwork, it’s best to know the difference between the various types.
Rigid ductwork is commonly found in homes, especially older builds. It’s smooth and typically composed of sheet metal ductwork, which makes it easy to stay clean and prevents mold from growing. And while there are those positives, due to its rigid nature, it’s difficult to install in tight spaces.
Flexible ductwork lives up to its name and can be bent in any direction, which makes it ideal to fit into smaller or tighter spaces. While it may be easier to install, it can be tougher to clean and an easier place for mold to grow.
Spiral or Rectangular
Rectangular ductwork is the sturdy choice for low-pressure HVAC units. Rectangular ductwork is heavier and has more seams to seal. Spiral ductwork is just as durable while having fewer seams, which allows for better airflow and more efficiency.
Your HVAC professional will be able to help you choose which type of ductwork is best to install in your home.
Ductwork Services by HARP Home Services
Keep your entire home comfortable with HVAC ductwork installation services from HARP Home Services. Get your replacement ductwork with a new HVAC system installation from one of our trained technicians. We will work with you to find the right type of ductwork for your home. Your comfort is our priority.
With upfront pricing, warranty protection, and 24/7 emergency services, HARP is the team you can trust for the best HVAC ductwork system installations. Schedule your appointment online or call (860) 821-7809 for expert service.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.
HARP Home Services is ready to help 24/7! Contact us at 1-860-341-1499 for ductwork service in Hartford and throughout Connecticut.