HVAC DIY Tips & Tricks

How Does Residential Ductwork Work?

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- By Jim Dill

Discover the key to a comfortable home and save on energy costs. Learn the top ways to maintain and prolong the life of your residential ductwork and take control of your indoor comfort.

What is Residential Ductwork?

HVAC ducts are conduits that supply warm or cool air to heat, ventilate, and cool each room in your house.

What Are The Three Types of Ductwork?

The most common is sheet metal ducting, followed by fiberboard ducting and finally flex ducts.

Ductwork Design

Ductwork design refers to the process of planning and creating the layout and configuration of the ducts that are used to distribute heated or cooled air throughout a building.

How Ducted Air Flows

When your thermostat calls for heat or cooling, the blower fan will come on. This creates positive air pressure on the downstream side and forces air through the ducts.

Ductwork Installation

With the right tools, it can be pretty simple to fab up a piece of metal into the fitting you need. Just remember to take your time, follow a plan, wear gloves, and keep away from the sharp edges.

Maintaining Your Ductwork

The best way to maintain your home’s air ducts is to get them cleaned by a certified duct cleaning company.

Common Ductwork Problems

Some common problems are hot and cold spots, little to no airflow from supply vents, loud noises, and high utility bills.

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