Your heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) system requires ducts to distribute conditioned air.
As your HVAC system creates warm or cool air, it must distribute this conditioned air into your home’s living spaces. This is where ducts come into play. The conditioned air will move from the AC system or furnace into the ducts before being released out the supply vents.
With that said, you may want to install a duct booster in your HVAC system as well.
Overview of Duct Boosters
Duct boosters are fans that, like most fans, are designed to increase airflow.
They are known as “duct boosters” because they specifically increase airflow through the ducts of an HVAC system. Nearly all HVAC systems have a blower. The blower is the main fan that pushes the conditioned air into the ducts.
A duct booster is simply an additional, smaller fan that’s used to increase or “boost” airflow through the ducts.
Inline vs Vent Duct Boosters
There are two types of duct boosters: inline and vent.
Inline duct boosters are installed inside of ducts. Vent duct boosters, on the other hand, are installed at supply vents.
They both serve the same purpose of increasing airflow through the ducts; they simply feature a different type of fan design and are installed in different areas.
Benefits of Using a Duct Booster
Why should you use a duct booster exactly?
Duct boosters aren’t needed in all HVAC systems. Most HVAC systems, in fact, will perform perfectly fine without a duct booster. The AC system and furnace will create conditioned air, and the blower will push the conditioned air into the ducts. With that said, using a duct booster may prove beneficial in certain scenarios.
If there’s a particular room in your home that regularly experiences uneven or inconsistent temperatures, you can use a duct booster.
Uneven or inconsistent temperatures are often the result of poor airflow through the duct. A duct booster can give your HVAC system the extra airflow kick it needs to provide these rooms with a sufficient amount of conditioned air.
Another benefit of using a duct booster is lower heating and cooling costs.
You won’t have to run the AC system for as long when using a duct booster, nor will you have to run the furnace for as long. The conditioned air will reach all of your home’s living spaces, thus promoting a more efficient HVAC system that saves you money.
If you are experiencing a problem with your air conditioning or heating call us at 512-336-1431 to schedule an appointment. We’ll be glad to come out and take a look at the issue.
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