When building a new home, it’s important to include sizing ducts in the process of installing the heating and cooling system. If your contractor neglects to include it in the process, failing to have that one calculation performed will cost you.
Consider the alternative: Before you have your new system installed, include duct sizing on the installation checklist, and you’ll maximize your investment and ensure a comfortable, energy-efficient home for years to come.
Your system will only perform as well as your ductwork allows. No matter how efficiently your system has the potential to operate, if your ducts are not the right size, your system’s performance will diminish accordingly.
That’s why it’s important that your HVAC installer perform a sizing calculation for the ducts, along with sizing the equipment and installing it correctly. Following the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) of Canada’s duct sizing methodology should include:
Don’t underestimate the importance of sizing ducts. With expert help from Arpi’s Industries, you can ensure that your new system will meet your expectations. We’ve been serving Calgary area homeowners for almost 50 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about sizing ducts and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.