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What Is Ductwork?

Your home’s ductwork is a very important part of the HVAC system.  The ductwork carries air from the heating and cooling system to all of the rooms in your house. The following are the reasons why ductwork is so import, and why issues can greatly compromise indoor comfort and energy efficiency:

  1. The size of the duct and register leading to each room controls the amount of air that goes to that room. When the size of the duct and register is not proportionate, there will be an imbalance in the system. When a small room gets too much air, the larger rooms in your home will suffer and you will notice uneven heating and cooling.
  2. Ducts are responsible for carrying clean air to all of the rooms in your home. If there is dust and debris in them, that will be circulated into the rooms in your home. It is important to have a professional evaluate and clean your ducts if necessary on a regular basis.
  3. Airflow is dependent on the correct layout of the ducts, as well as the shape they are in. When a ventilation system’s layout was poorly planned, there will be sharp corners and dead spaces where the air just sits and never reaches your indoor space. Over time ducts can sag and joints can open, which means air is then leaking into the dead spaces of your home, like the attic. This issues will cost you big in comfort and energy efficiency.

AAA Cooling is the leading choice for Tolleson air conditioning service and we can help you get your ducts in tip-top shape!