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5 Reasons Why You Need Custom Ductwork

Custom Duct Fabrication

The quality of ductwork in your home dictates its comfort and efficiency. Even though you can’t see this interconnected system, it’s vital in distributing and circulating your AC’s cooled air throughout your home. Poor duct systems can easily have leaks and holes that lose this air, making your home hotter, your energy bills higher, and your AC work harder.

What is Custom Ductwork?

Custom ductwork is fabricated and fitted exactly to the specifications of your home. This is done in precise detail to make sure that cool air can reach every corner of your living and work space. Professional custom ductwork is cut and fitted on site and is perfectly measured and calculated.

Here are five reasons why your home needs custom ductwork:

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The Perfect Fit:
Too often, ductwork is treated like a standardized installation, but every home is different. Ducts should be measured to the size of your home. If they are too small, then your system will go into overdrive trying to force air through the ducts. If they are too large, the HVAC will become inefficient by running longer than necessary.

Better Airflow:
Do you have those rooms in your house that never seem to get cold no matter how hard your AC is working? Your ductwork is probably not evenly distributed through your home. Custom fabrication will take your home’s layout into account so that every space is cooled efficiently and equally.

Greater Reach:
Custom ductwork is important to consider if you are adding an extra room to your home. When you have existing custom ductwork, you can seamlessly add an addition to your home

Better Air Quality:
Your ducts are a big factor in the quality of your indoor air quality. Leaks and holes that let cooled air escape can also let in humid outdoor air infiltrate your home. This air may be carrying pollutants and can lead to mold and mildew growth in your vents. As your air circulates these hazards are added into your breathing air — and can lead to allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues.

Custom ducts can safeguard your indoor air quality. When everything is made to fit together, there’s no room for holes and gaps that can compromise your health.

More Energy Efficient

Instead of making your air conditioning work hard to reach all the rooms in your home, custom ductwork is designed specifically for your layout and dimensions — making it easier for your AC to cool your home. A more efficient home also means lower energy bills.

Bradley Mechanical Offers Home Performance Testing in Central Virginia

It’s easy for homeowners to check and see if their ductwork is running efficiently with home performance testing. Bradley Mechanical can test your ducts to see if they are leaking and causing your home to run inefficiently. These tests can determine capacity loss, leakage volume, and overall system efficiency.

Call Bradley Mechanical today at 804-748-6728 to learn more about custom ducts and home performance testing in Central Virginia.

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