Is It an Air Duct Problem?

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When you think about your HVAC system, the first things that come to mind are probably your air conditioner and furnace. However, your air ducts also play a vitally important role in your home’s cooling and heating, as well as its energy efficiency. While your air conditioner and furnace control your indoor air temperature, your HVAC system air ducts are necessary for circulating the conditioned air through each room of your home. Thus, an air duct issue can cause major problems.

Duct Blockages

Twists and kinks in your system’s air ducts can greatly reduce airflow and efficiency. Tears, gaps and holes in ducts can also result in air leaking out and not reaching your interior spaces.

Layout Problems

Many homes simply have inefficient ductwork layouts. For example, a home that has air running through a long stretch of ductwork in an attic can cause the system to work harder than necessary. Oftentimes, a redirect of ducts can produce a more direct route and increase overall system efficiency.

Insufficient Airflow

A lack of airflow can also cause systemwide problems. Your HVAC system requires ample supply of air to cool and heat your home. Without it, your system will work harder and can’t generate the cooled or heated air you need to keep your interiors comfortable.

Dirty Air Ducts and Filters

You may be surprised to know that indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. Dust, dirt, pollen, dander and smoke can continuously circulate through ductwork. When you add humidity and hot temperatures to the mix, there is also often growth of mold, fungus, spores and dust mites. In other words, regular cleaning of HVAC system air ducts is essential to maintaining your indoor air quality.

At Ellsworth Home Services, we can ensure your air ducts and entire HVAC system are working optimally. Call us now at 480-593-2265 to schedule an appointment.