When it comes to the efficiency of HVAC systems, there’s a component that’s not discussed nearly as often. Sure, you can buy a super-efficient central AC or heat pump, but if the ductwork in your home is in poor shape, you’re paying a lot for a system that doesn’t have a good support system to go along with it.
That’s why it’s so important to think about the “V” in HVAC, which stands for ventilation. Your ventilation (or ductwork) is how your central AC or heat pump delivers cold air to your home. And when your ductwork is old, damaged, or improperly installed, it can cause a lot of issues when it comes to your home comfort. Let’s look at why the “V” in HVAC is so important.