You can hear your air conditioner at work and feel the cool air wafting from the vents… but you have probably never give much thought to the ducts, those unseen channels that distribute air through your home. Properly installed and constructed ducts will usually give you few problems—but if something does go wrong with them, they can seriously impair your air conditioner. At Command A/C, we’ve seen how ductwork can make or break an air conditioning system. Regular maintenance is key to making certain your air conditioning in Cypress, CA operates to the best of its ability.
When your ducts are in good shape, it’s easy for your air conditioner to send cooled air around the home. You don’t want your air conditioner to overwork in order to lower the temperature, as this can lead to costly repairs as it suffers from wear. Having properly maintained ducts also mean you’ll experience fewer air quality issues.
However, if your ducts contain too much dust and other debris, or if they develop breaks because of corrosion or damage, you may have major problems that can result in expensive repairs. Contaminants in the ducts will reduce air flow, which will make your air conditioner inefficient. You may notice an increase in your energy bills because your air conditioner has to work harder. Further build-up of dust can eventually infiltrate the AC’s components, damaging motors and fans.
Another concern with dust contamination in your ducts is that it may lower the quality of the air in your home. This is particularly troubling if there are people in your house with allergies to airborne pollutants.
If breaks form in your ducts, your air conditioner may start drawing air from other parts of your home, such as the attic, crawlspaces, or the region between your walls. The air in these spots is usually warm, and you might notice the flow from your vents is no longer as cool as it should be. It may also have an unpleasant odor. As with dust contamination, breaks in vents can have a negative impact on air quality.
You shouldn’t try to fix problems with your ducts on your own. (No, duct tape won’t take care of sealing breaks, despite the name.) Call in professionals to perform the necessary cleaning and sealing to get your ductwork back into shape. At Command A/C, our slogan is “Stop checking the weather… command it!” Our Cypress, CA duct sealing technicians take seriously the control we give you in your home to keep cool, so when you require professional duct sealing and repair, contact us to schedule an appointment.