Are Your Ducts in a Row?

- 3:56 pm - May 10th, 2019

Are Your Ducts in a Row?

The ductwork of your central air conditioning system delivers refreshing, cool air to every room in your home. Sometimes, however, problems can arise inside your ductwork that affect airflow and, in turn, your comfort during the warmer seasons! Are your ducts costing you precious energy dollars? Here are a few common problems that could be wasting energy in your home:

  • Leaks are common in flexible ductwork, because it is susceptible to being punctured by nails, chewed through by vermin, or accidentally crushed in attic spaces.
  • Kinks can cause resistance to airflow, resulting in less-than-optimal functionality of the air conditioning system. Sometimes the way the flexible ductwork is run (around sharp corners, tight spaces, etc.) can cause kinks and twists in the system.
  • Blockage caused by dirt, dust or any other debris that may have accumulated or fallen into the system can decrease airflow and cause punctures over time, resulting in leaks.
  • Inadequate insulation around your ductwork can enable cool air to escape. This may not cause a problem with airflow, but your air conditioning system will be working harder to make up for the lost cool air.
  • Poor design of your air conditioning system’s ductwork can lead to problems down the line. If the ductwork bends and turns often or is too long, the air temperature may rise before the air reaches its destination.

Your energy dollars are important, and better efficiency of your equipment means spending less on optimal levels of comfort. Maintaining that efficiency is easy with Parker Oil Company’s air conditioning system maintenance! We’ll have your system running like new year after year, just in time for the summer! Contact us online today to learn more.

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