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How Air Ducts Impact Your Air Conditioning System

For the most part, the components of your air conditioning system are largely hidden from view. Sure, you can see the compressor unit outside, and you may be aware of the registers throughout your home which blow conditioned air therein, but the thermostat is really the only component that you have much direct interaction with. To be sure, though, even those components which are hidden from view play a major role in determining the overall success – or lack thereof – with which your air conditioning system operates. Your air ducts in particular have a major influence on the quality of your AC’s performance. Read the following information to better understand the importance of your ductwork in Washington, DC. Remember to call Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. if you require any ductwork services throughout the area. 

Performance Quality

If your air ducts are poorly fabricated, designed, or installed, or if they have fallen into disrepair over time for any reason, then there is just no way in which you can hope to enjoy the best performance that they should have to offer. You may find it difficult to cool your home effectively, especially as you seek to do so in an even, consistent manner. Using air ducts of the highest quality is necessary if you want your air conditioning system to live up to its maximum potential.

Energy Efficiency

While the air cooled by your air conditioning system is not likely to wind up blowing straight outside due to poor duct design or damaged air ducts, it certainly is not going to make it to where it is needed most. This will leave your system seeking to compensate for poor temperature balance throughout the house. The end result? You wind up paying more money for a lesser performance from your home cooling system.

Indoor Air Quality

When your air ducts are damaged and leaking, it is not only air escaping which you must worry about. You must also be aware of the fact that pollutants can be drawn into the system. Once they have been, your air ducts themselves can be responsible for distributing those pollutants throughout your entire home, devastating your indoor air quality in the process.


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