HVAC return air ductwork sizing is critical for proper heating and cooling in every room. Return air ducting is necessary in almost every room in order to get air back to the furnace. Utah-based Ultimate Air Inc. is the company to call for all your HVAC return air ductwork needs anywhere in Lehi Utah, and the greater Salt Lake City, Provo, and Orem areas. Contact us today!
Why Return Air Ductwork is Important
Return air ducts provide important functions that help make sure your HVAC system is running properly. It’s the network of pipes that heated or cooled air travels through. Here are just a couple of reasons why they contribute to HVAC performance and indoor comfort.
- Return air ducts must be correctly sized. The physical dimensions of return air ducts are important since they must be large enough to carry a sufficient amount of air back to your furnace or air conditioning unit. If they are too small, airflow will be restricted and your HVAC system won’t be able to keep up with temperature demands.
They balance airflow in your HVAC system. The primary function of return air ducts is to bring expended air back to your furnace or air conditioner. This air is returned so that it can be heated or cooled again, filtered of particulates and contaminants, and redistributed inside your home. If there is not enough return air available, your HVAC system will not heat or cool properly.
They must be correctly placed, sealed, and unobstructed. Return ducts are placed in hallways, under stairwells, or in larger open areas of your home. This placement ensures that they will be able to pull in enough air to take back to the HVAC equipment. Having a strong seal stops air leaks and keeps additional particulates and other contaminants from being pulled into the ductwork system and sent out into your home. It’s also important that you keep return air ducts clear of obstructions, including furniture and other objects.
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