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Best Practices of Ductwork Design

If you are designing a new home or retrofitting areas in your current home, you certainly want and expect your contractors to use best practices of building science. The same is true for your ductwork system. Though, that wasn’t always the case when it came to construction. Read on to learn what you need to know about the tubes that carry the cooled and heated airflow that keep you comfortable. Metal, Fiberglass, or Plastic? Ducts are traditionally fabricated from thin…

How to Install Heating Duct Insulation in Your Vista Home

Uninsulated HVAC heating ducts in attics, subfloors and basements regularly lose heat through the walls, consequently reducing the efficiency of your heating system. The best way to reverse this effect is to insulate all your ducts with non-conductive material. Insulating your heating ducts restricts heat loss, increases your system’s energy efficiency and reduces overall operational costs. While some homeowners consult contractors for this task, you can handle it yourself. All you have to do to is: Begin by carefully inspecting your entire…