Many duct jobs installed in the past ten to fifteen years look like the one pictured below. Excessive amounts of flexible ductwork were installed; this type of ductwork is soft, easily kinked and twisted, and extremely resistant to air flow. This system is unattractive to look at and even worse to live with–poor comfort and high operating costs are inevitable with this type of system. While inexpensive to install, these systems are no bargain over the life of the system.
Poorly-designed duct system
Our company and our mechanics have always taken pride in properly designing durable duct systems that will deliver the efficiency your furnace and air conditioner are designed to produce, and more importantly, to provide uniform temperatures and comfort throughout your home. We use the best materials in our duct systems and guarantee the entire duct system for ten years from date of installation.
When proper materials are used and correct design practices are followed, the duct system is a bit more expensive, however the additional investment made in a quality duct system will be recovered many times over during the life of your home or office. The superior personal comfort and increased system efficiency are the ultimate dividend of a high quality installation.
If you are having a complete system installed, correcting your existing duct system, or shopping for a new home, you should ask to see one of the HVAC contractor’s installations. You may want to talk with some of his customers about their home’s comfort level and their satisfaction with the contractor’s work.
Take some time. Look past the brand name on the furnace and air conditioner to the portion of your system that will have the greatest bearing on your comfort and enjoyment of your home…the duct system. You’ll be glad you did!