Air Conditioning Air Ducts
Your air conditioning is a complex system, but it can only be as effective as the air ducts that circulate the conditioned air. To fully feel the benefits of your air conditioning and heating system, your ductwork must be well- designed, sealed, and maintained.
Why do air ducts matter so much?
Some new homes these days are being built with ductwork running through the conditioned living space. By constructing an insulated zone between the ceiling joists and a dropped ceiling, or between the walls mainly in the corners of a room, ducts can exist in an area where any lost air would contribute to the overall comfort of the home.
- Poorly planned or installed ducts can negate energy savings. Joints that aren’t sealed properly can allow a lot of that precious heated or cooled air to escape.
- The same applies to old ductwork that may be kinked, restricting airflow, or not be up to par with today’s new standards.
- Even newer ducts, when placed in areas where temperatures can be extreme (like attics), can experience difficulty maintaining temperature of that comfy conditioned air.
Get the air flowing again
The good news is you don’t have to build a new house to improve the efficiency of your ductwork! One thing you can look at is your duct’s configuration. A radial design, where air supplies and returns have direct connections to the unit—or a trunk and branch design, where supplies and returns branch off from a long "trunk" directly connected to the unit—are best for most houses.
Your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® air conditioning and air duct specialist can let you know what kind of system you have, and recommend the best ways to maximize airflow—and your comfort. Contact us today to learn more about our air duct solutions, whether it's an urgent repair, regular maintenance or just a no-obligation chat about your setup.