When you think about all of the different parts that come together to make your home function properly it is truly incredible. Modern plumbing, electricity, heating, air conditioning, appliances, building materials, and so much more all make it possible for us to live comfortably inside of our homes. There are important parts of our home that we can see and are familiar with. Other parts we are not as educated on. A wonderful example of this is your air ducts. Many people know that they have air ducts but they do not truly understand how or why they work. Today Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning wants to take some time to help you understand your air ducts better. We are going to start by talking about what air ducts are.
Air Duct Meaning
Air ducts are placed out of sight behind walls or above ceilings. They are pathways that work with your heating and air conditioning system that help heated or cooled air to travel throughout your home. They are like the circulatory system of your home. Without air ducts your heating and air conditioning system would not be able to heat and cool your home.
How Much Air is Lost in Leaky Ductwork?
Now we are going to give you a variety of information about your air ducts. A report from Energy Star states that in a typical house about 20% of the air that passes through air ducts is lost. There are many different reasons that air is lost through your duct work. The most common issue is that there are leaks in your duct work. Leaks are caused by holes or cracks in your ducts. When you have holes or cracks in your duct work your heated or cooled air simply escapes through these openings. Another common cause of leaks is missing seals around the vents and connections. When the pieces of your duct work are not properly sealed your heated or cooled air will escape.
Air Duct Layout Design
When your home is built an air duct system is designed for your home. This design needs to ensure that air will be able to travel from your air conditioner to all of the different rooms in your home. If the design is not very good your home will not heat and cool like you would like it to. After the system is designed your builder will decide what size of air ducts to install in your home. If they choose ducts that are too big or too small your system will not functionally as it is intended. It is important that the correct size is selected.
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As the heated and cooled air travels through your air ducts dirt and debris can get into the ducts. If your home consistently feels dusty no matter how often you clean it this may be something you want to look at. Cleaning out the dirt and debris in your air ducts will solve this problem. To schedule your air duct cleaning give Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning a call today.