The HVAC system is an intricate complex of countless components. These pieces of machinery work in harmony to deliver cool, clean air to your home. However, one of the most important parts of your home cooling system often goes overlooked. Let’s talk about why quality ductwork is so important.
What is ductwork?
Ductwork is essentially a network of metallic channels that allows treated air to travel from the heating or cooling unit to different areas of your home. If the HVAC system was the human body, the thermostat would be the brain, the A/C unit or furnace would be the heart, the air would be the blood, and the ductwork would be the blood vessels. Using this comparison, it’s easy to see why quality ductwork is so important. The heart can’t supply the organs with fresh blood if the arteries are clogged or broken!
Quality ductwork affects efficiency
Without proper ductwork, your HVAC system will never run efficiently. Over or undersized ductwork will cause your A/C bills to go through the roof. In addition, if your ductwork is clogged or damaged, clean air will have a hard time moving through, causing your air conditioner to use more energy than necessary.
Indoor air quality in Charlotte
If you read our last blog, you know that good indoor air quality is a must for a healthy lifestyle. And without quality ductwork, your home’s air will quickly become polluted. Cracks and holes in the ducts allow dirt and dust from the attic or crawlspace to mix with the clean air. This can increase allergies and cause various other health issues.
Better ductwork = better comfort
A clean, properly-sized and damage-free duct system will allow for the most efficient airflow and air pressure throughout the HVAC system. That means better temperature and humidity controls for you and your family- in other words, a more comfortable home!
What condition is your ductwork in? Without regular maintenance, there’s no way to be sure. Call Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning today, or click here to schedule your fall HVAC maintenance!