A central heating and air conditioning system in a home functions similar to a human heart. Just as the heart enables the circulation of blood throughout the human body, the central air conditioner and furnace are responsible for supplying air to each part of the home where conditioned air is needed. This is done by channeling the air through a series of connected ducts running through walls, crawlspaces and attics. Just like the human heart, it is important that the flow is evenly distributed to provide a healthy, comfortable system for your home. Many factors can have an impact on the distribution of this air in your home and so it is important to consult with experts to make sure that you are getting the best results from your existing system. Some common air distribution problems include:
According to the California Energy Commission the average air distribution or duct system leaks at an average rate of 30% leakage. That means that 30% of the conditioned air is not making it to the desired location! Instead, it is going into the attic, the walls, and under your house. No matter how efficient the mechanical system is, if you have duct leakage not only are you are not getting the full benefits of your furnace and air conditioner, but your system is also wasting energy and money.
Most homes have rooms that get more conditioned air than other rooms. This may be a result of leaky ducts but it is commonly the result of improperly sized or poorly designed ducting. A small room such as a bathroom does not need the same sized ducting as a larger room. A properly sized duct system can help optimize the comfort of your home by directing greater air distribution to the areas that need it.
Dirty ducts not only affect the indoor air quality of your home or business, they also cause the mechanical system to run inefficiently. Property cleaned and maintained ducting can have a major impact on the efficiency of the system and the overall health of the building.
Contact us now to have your system checked by a Synergy Specialist.
Synergy Companies was established in 1981 in the San Francisco Bay Area starting with home insulation, and expanding to energy efficiency and solar generation. Today Synergy Companies has offices in the Hayward and San Leandro in the East Bay; Sacramento, Lodi, and Fresno in the Central Valley; and Riverside County and San Diego in Southern California. We now offer a host of home energy management products and services including home energy audits; attic, wall, and floor insulation; insulation removal; whole house fans and attic fans; heating and air conditioning services; air sealing and weatherization; and photovoltaic solar panel installations.
Call us at (800) 429-9610 to learn more or schedule an appointment.
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Tom helped me greatly in understanding the program. Also, it has greatly improved my home efficiency and lowered my energy bills! He was very involved through the whole process and his team did a great job.
I have had other inspections by other companies for various issues and most of them were hurried and impersonal. Ezequiel was polite and professional, encouraged me to observe his inspection and answered all my questions. He was very knowledgeable on every item.