An HVAC damper is a valve or plate that regulates the amount of heated and cooled air that goes through the HVAC’s ducts in your Piedmont, SC home. It works in collaboration with the thermostat to deliver the amount of conditioned air throughout your home.
How Do HVAC Dampers Work?
HVAC dampers have actuated blades that regulate or stop the air flowing inside a duct. It uses its blades to control the air flowing in the ducts to where you want the air to flow as well as the amount you want. It also enables you to stop the airflow or redirect it efficiently.
There are two common types of HVAC dampers: manual and automatic. Manual dampers use levers outside air vents and ducts to help operate the HVAC damper’s blades. They tend to be relatively durable and maintenance-free.
Automatic dampers use small motors to open and close damping plates and valves. It uses thermostats to calculate the precise air temperature and airflow that you desire and designates the conditions where needed.
Benefits of HVAC Dampers
- They adjust temperatures in your home to suit your comfort needs.
- They enable you to control the air flowing in the ducts to where you want the air to flow and the amount you want.
- Adding dampers improves the efficiency of your HVAC system as it allows more control to you, the user.
- They allow you to achieve your comfort needs as it circulates the precise air temperature and airflow that you desire and designates the conditions where needed.
Purpose of HVAC Dampers
HVAC dampers serve various purposes. They help circulate the desired amount of air flowing in the HVAC system. They allow you to save on energy as you can stop the airflow to rooms that you’re not using.
This, in turn, saves you additional energy and costs. Finally, HVAC dampers work hand in hand with the thermostat to provide your home with the desired air quality.
Now that you know the purpose and benefits of HVAC dampers, contact us at Palmetto Heating and Air LLC to learn more about our indoor air quality services. We can also schedule an appointment.
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