Installing A Heating Or Cooling System? It Could Be The Ideal Time For A Duct Renovation

Posted On: April 04, 2013

The installation of a new heating or cooling system always represents a “golden opportunity” for HVAC contractors. New system installs give contractors an excellent opportunity to check up on existing duct installations, with the goal of greatly improving the ductwork’s overall efficiency. This can mean significant reductions in energy costs while providing you with vastly increased comfort and safety. With 90 percent of new homes featuring ducted heating and cooling systems, there’s almost always a great chance to improve the efficiency of an HVAC duct system.

Duct renovation involves a significant overhaul in your home’s current duct system. Contractors can correct flaws and defects as well as make significant improvements that improve indoor air quality, energy use and overall home comfort. There are plenty of reasons why a new heating or cooling system installation is the best time for a duct renovation:

  • A duct renovation allows your home to have a duct system that best matches the demands of your new furnace, heat pump or air conditioner. In some cases, this can even result in a reduction in both equipment size and replacement costs.
  • Contractors have an opportunity to repair leaky or ill-fitting ducts and insulate them, helping you save on energy costs.
  • In the case of heat pump systems, duct renovation reduces your system’s reliance on expensive backup heat during cold weather.
  • The contractor is already on site and ready to tackle the project, with the costs of finding an interested customer and travel to the site already taken care of.

New home construction offers many more options when it comes to duct system design and layout. Nevertheless, duct renovations in existing homes offer the best way of making your home even more energy efficient and comfortable for years to come. It’s no wonder contractors call it a “golden opportunity.”

Courteous, high-quality service in the Metro-East area is always a constant when it comes to the professionals at Ernst Heating & Cooling. Contact us to learn more about how a duct renovation can benefit your home’s heating or cooling system.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hamel, Illinois and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. 

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