The Benefits of Closing Off HVAC Floor Ducts

Floor_DuctWith the rising cost of heating and cooling homes many people are exploring the advantage of closing off HVAC floor ducts to save on expense and energy.  The problem is knowing whether or not this step is actually beneficial in the long run.  The answer is it depends on the room and what it is used for.  You will need to carefully evaluate your individual situation in order to know if this method of heat and cooling control is actually to your benefit.  Read on for some ideas on how to determine the best course of action for you and your family.

Closing Off HVAC Floor Ducts

In determining if you should be closing off HVAC floor ducts to encourage more effective heating and cooling benefits you should first figure out which areas of the house are giving you a hard time.  Let’s say one of the rooms in your home you only use for storage stays very hot regardless of the weather conditions.  In this case, it is likely that closing off the duct may benefit your energy usage.  There is no real purpose in heating or cooling a room no one really uses.  On the other hand if the room is used and members of the family are forced to be uncomfortable due to the odd heating and cooling situation, closing off the ducts or only one of them in the room, could be effective in regulating the temperature. If, for example, you have tried closing off HVAC floor ducts and there is no significant change in your energy usage or the comfort of the temperature of the room, you may want to have the heating and cooling system checked out by a professional if you aren’t confident in your own abilities.  It could be that you have clogged ductwork somewhere in the house that is causing your problem.  There could also be some other kind of internal problem with the unit itself.  Either way, it is important to determine the cause of temperature problem to decide on the best way to correct it. Closing off HVAC floor ducts can be incredibly beneficial in some situations.  Once you have the problem corrected, you will surprised by your savings and how more comfortable your home feels.

Posted on February 19th, 2008 by luke and filed under Ductless Air | No Comments »

Ductless Air Conditioning

Ductless AirDuctless air conditioning makes it possible to air condition areas of your home that were previously difficult to reach. Instead of installing a central unit with ducts, many homeowners choose ductless air conditioning for just one or two rooms.

Right from the start what is an air conditioner? An air conditioner (often abbreviated to AC in the United States and Canada, and air-con in Australia and in Britain) is an appliance or mechanism designed to extract heat from an area using a refrigeration cycle. In construction, a complete system of heating, ventilation and air conditioning is referred to as HVAC.

Without any doubts this system has great advantages but it can lead to increasing of utility bills, trapping yourself indoors, noise, blackouts, illnesses because of coldness and to climate change and smog in the perspective. Moreover, some problems can appear because of improper installation of air conditioners as well as possible inadequate maintenance. But the most widespread fault in using air conditioners is to leave windows and doors open. So what is the possible way out? To abandon using a device that can create a suitable microclimate in your apartments? Definitely NOT! Why not try the latest achievement in the cooling sphere?

Ductless Split Air Conditioners offer wide variety in solving your cooling and heating requirements.

The evaporator – that is an indoor unit - is installed inside the room, enclosed in a handsome space saving cabinet. Then it should be connected with an outdoor part scientifically called a condenser via refrigerant (coolant) pipes. Simple to install – simple to operate. No ductwork is involved and you save hundreds of money on electricity consumption. Such conditioners do not require much free space and won’t spoil your room planning and design. Such an indoor unit was specifically designed to provide whisper quiet operation at the same time this doesn’t recoil on the efficiency - rotary compressors provide powerful cooling at the lowest noise levels in the industry.

Posted on February 12th, 2008 by admin and filed under Ductless Air | No Comments »