The AC in your home has many different parts, which can be overwhelming if you don’t know much about how they all work. Air ducts are an important part of every HVAC system, so learning about them is a great step toward getting to know your AC.
What Do Air Ducts Do?
The air ducts in a home act as conduits of air to and from the HVAC system. They connect to air vents throughout the house and force the air from the AC out of the vents to cool or heat the house. They also keep the air-insulated on its way to the different rooms.
Air Duct Components
Air ducts can be made from a variety of materials but galvanized steel and aluminum are the most common. Aluminum, especially, provides for a quick air duct install and easily allows for custom shaping. Air ducts also require insulation, which wraps around the duct to preserve the temperature of the air as it travels to the rest of the house.
Air flow is one of the most important components of air ducts and a common reason for air duct repairs and other HVAC repair services. The size of the air duct and its corresponding vent determine if it has the right air flow to efficiently move air through the system.
Air Duct Maintenance
Taking care of the air ducts is an essential part of keeping your AC efficient and maintaining the air quality in your home. Particles from the air build up in the air ducts over time, especially if a leak develops in the sealing of the ducts. It’s a good idea to have your ducts inspected if you notice a lot of dust in the air from your vents.
Champion AC provides several air duct services to help take care of your HVAC system, including air duct testing, Aeroseal duct sealing and air duct installation. These services can prevent larger issues with your HVAC system and keep it running efficiently.
If you want to replace your AC’s air ducts or have them inspected, contact Champion AC to get started.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.