When you are trying to decide what is best for your home, there are a multitude of factors to consider. Yes, you want your home to look and feel like yours, so you will find the right paint, furniture, and art to decorate your space. But there is so much more to maintaining a happy, healthy home than the perfectly fitting aesthetics. You want to make sure that your house is a safe home, that it functions as it is supposed to, and at the maximum level of efficiency.
Getting your house in order
If you like to entertain guests at your home, you likely know the importance of keeping things looking nice. Of course, there are those who are not so worried about having every single thing in a proper place, and know that the family and friends who visit will love them anyway. But wherever you happen to fall on that spectrum, it is important to know that there is a lot more to maintain and keep up than the appearances of your home, whether you are having guests over or simply coming home to relax after a long day of work.
A safe and functional home is a happy and healthy home. There are some things in older homes that need to be updated or replaced in order to reach these goals, like the electrical work or perhaps paint that was lead based. In order to most efficiently and effectively keep your house at the desired temperature, whether in the summer or winter, you want to make sure that your windows are properly installed and sealed, and maybe even double paned. Landscaping can also factor into the temperature in the interior of your home. Fixing minor leaks will help you save money and preserve more water. And if you are looking into getting new ductwork, you will likely want to consider oval ductwork.
Why choose oval ductwork over rectangular?
If you know a thing or two about ductwork, you likely know that rectangular ductwork, which has been the standard in many structures, seems to be on its way out. And if you are not familiar with ducting, finding a professional who can advise you on your upgrade would be advisable. Oval ductwork, and spiral ducting in general is quickly overtaking rectangular as the preferred product. From start to finish, production to installation, spiral ducts can cost as much as 50% less than rectangular ducting. And when you think about how each duct is put together, it begins to make sense why oval duct products are better.
When a rectangular duct is installed, you must factor in up to three inches of extra space for the extra pieces that are necessary at each joint. Because the spiral ducting does not have these sharp corners, that extra space is not required. It is also too easy to create bad connections at these joints in rectangular ducts. This can result in 20% to 30% of air lost to holes and leaks.
It makes sense to make your home as efficient as possible. Your home is your sanctuary, and you want it to not only function correctly but become the perfect place you love to be every day.