Ductwork Installation In Baltimore, Lutherville-Timonium, Ellicott City, MD and Surrounding Areas

The Ductwork Installation Process – Dos and Don’ts

Ductwork Installation In Baltimore, MDDuctwork installation in Baltimore, Lutherville-Timonium, Ellicott City, MD and the surrounding areas requires a little planning and a five-step process that we’ve outlined for you below to make things as easy to understand as possible. But we’ve also listed a series of common mistakes, so make sure to read through to the end!

The Ductwork Installation Process

  1. Install the ductwork starting with the unit. Use the sheet metal kind and duct tape to wrap around every joint. It will seal it tightly.
  2. If you can, run some ductwork among the floor joists. Hold it in place using galvanized hanging straps.
  3. Add the pieces that approach every vent or that register in your home.
  4. It’s time to add the return ductwork. Start at the main unit once more. Work your way out just like you did the first time.
  5. Turn the thermostat as high as it can go to test the ductwork you’ve just installed.
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Common Mistakes When Installing Ductwork

  • Not installing a support for the flex ducts every four feet. That could cause the ductwork to sag, which might mean that the air flow is a lot lower while the friction could be higher.
  • Not insulating the supply lines in their entirety. It’s not enough for the spaces the ductwork goes through to be insulated, the ducts have to be so as well.
  • Not fastening two pieces of ductwork together with a rigid connector. Don’t just flex them inside each other.
  • Don’t forget to insulate the butt joints. If you do, then the supply air could leak out.
  • Not testing the ductwork after installing it. This could lead to serious issues not being discovered until it’s too late.

Please remember that your ducts are only one part of your entire HVAC system. Therefore, the ductwork installation process is crucial to how well or efficiently it functions. If you have any questions or need help installing it, please let us know immediately!

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