Ductwork is used to distribute airflow from your heating or cooling system throughout your home. This 2 the air being sucked from throughout the house into the heater/air conditioner, where it is heated or cooled, and pushed back through ducts into the living space. Both the intake and output of air is critical to smooth-operating ductwork, not to mention heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. Without properly designed return vents, the air pressure and balance of your heating and cooling systems will be off, and your home’s efficiency and climate control will certainly suffer.
If the ductwork is installed properly, it is an efficient means of keeping you comfortable and regulating the temperature in your home. Aluminum tape is used to seal the seams between duct pieces, and insulation is used to separate the ductwork from areas such as attics or crawl spaces. If either of these is not done properly, the result can be air leakage, meaning an inefficient system (which will cost you money), poor air quality, and even early failure of your heating/air conditioning equipment.
Do you or a family member suffer from allergies? Indoor pollutants, including dust, dust mites, pollen, mold, bacteria, and more, can accumulate inside the ductwork in your central heating and cooling system. Without regular cleaning and maintenance, these pollutants will eventually spread around your home through leaks in ductwork and lower your indoor air quality. You can learn more about our Duct Cleaning services here.
By calling a professional, like James Heating and Air Conditioning, we can schedule an appointment to come out and inspect your ductwork and see what needs to be done. We want to help your HVAC system run as efficiently as possible. Call 605-415-3791 today and a member of our team will be more than happy to assist you.