One of the ways to save energy is to zone your home, so the temperature of individual rooms can be independently handled. HVAC dampers are the key to having zoned heating and cooling. By having a zoned HVAC system, you’ll save energy and have a comfortable home.
What is an HVAC Damper?
An HVAC damper blocks airflow when it’s closed and allows airflow when it’s open. They’re placed out 4-6 feet from the main ductwork. Some must be opened and closed manually, while others can be controlled remotely. There are five types of HVAC dampers.
Butterfly Flat Dish Damper
This type of HVAC damper is low maintenance and has high efficiency. It has a blade on a fin that restricts the flow of air when closed. As it completely fills the duct, it can completely and effectively stop airflow.
Louver dampers are the most commonly used type of HVAC damper. It can fill any size of duct. This type of HVAC damper is known for its strong air blocking capability.
This type of damper has thin metal plates that restrict the flow of air. They have a high sealing capacity and produce less noise than other HVAC dampers.
Guillotine Dampers provide the best seal possible. They are used to completely block the flow of air. They can be used to temporarily block airflow when your HVAC system is being tuned up.
Inlet Valve Damper
This type of HVAC damper is used for fan inlet applications where pressure control is needed. As it decreases pressure and airflow, it reduces energy costs.
Brisk Air is an HVAC company that installs, repairs and maintains furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners and packaged systems. We’ve been helping homeowners in the area since 1972. We also install thermostats and provide air duct cleaning, and indoor air quality solutions. Visit our website for specials and financing information or give us a call today to book your appointment!