You finally purchased your first home and know very little about your Ac and heating system. As a new homeowner, your first improvement is on what is already there and how to make it more cost-efficient and create a higher quality of comforts. One main thing that can help keep the cost is by looking at the Ducting system. In simple terms those silver tube like things that tend to run in the ceiling and in walls and some underneath your floors. Let’s take a basic tutorial of what Duct heating entails and how we can make it Green and practical for all homes.
What is a Ducting System?
Ducting system is those tubes that run through the home into open vents that allow the hot air to be pushed through into the area we are trying to warm. They will ten to look metal like outside and usually a pink like substance to insulate them from the outside. Do you go into the ceiling or the top floor that was an attic? How the duct laying system is very important to first the ability to do its job and the cost of running your heat can be seen on your bill. This system allows whatever type of furnace you are running to freely release heat evenly to all the rooms in your home. Most older homes tend to need replacing of the duct system or retrofitting some areas of your duct system with better sealing so the hot air does not leak. One of the ways to notice if you have a leak is simple by the electric or gas bill, all determine on what kind of heating furnace system you own. I would advise if this is your first time working on them, get a heating service professional’s advice or let a contractor you trust to give a bid and possible do the service for you. Please do not think duct tape wrapped around your duct will keep its longevity, in the end, if you fix the problem from the start, the minimal amount of damage or price comes with it.
How can we keep it green?
Heat is always nice especially those early mornings before you step out of that shower to head to work. Yet, heating, if the system is not performing properly, can cost an arm and a leg, to where heating sounds like a past luxury you remember when your parents were paying for it. We are going to walk through quickly on the steps of possible making your heating system more up to date and lower cost without damaging the environment. Like most furnaces that run, on gas, which in America most are pumping natural gas, others have an electric heating system that filters the heat through duct cold and into the ducting system. First, walk through your home and see if the heating is adequate to the temperature your thermostat is registering at. Then walk through the areas of the house usually attics and basement areas and check on the duct system, simply does it look clean, are the stable, any holes from pests? If you see any of those things two things replace the certain section and clamp them to the original system or redo the duct system. If the duct isn’t properly in place or the infrastructure has a weak area you will be leaking heat into areas that will not benefit you. The most important is to make sure the furnace whichever style you have is up to date and has had its health check. Which means a professional has come in and registered all parts are working smoothly. If you want to and have the funds you can replace the entire system with a professional and have all energy star product passed by the powers companies. The duct system is like the veins within the body if there’s is a block our heart will not pump blood properly to our extremities and will make the body work harder but also the wear and tear more prominent. Saving money and knowing you are doing something Green for the future can be simple as long as you know what you are doing and if not it is important to ask for professional help