If you have a forced air distribution system such as central air conditioning, heat pump, or geothermal system, then you have an extensive network of air ducts installed within your home that extract warm air and distribute cool air. While they are often overlooked, your air ducts are critical to the effectiveness and energy efficiency of your air conditioning system as a whole. In this post, we’d like to review the relation between your air ducts and air conditioning so that you can better understand how your cooling system works. For comprehensive air conditioning services in Savannah, call the experts at AAction Air today!
- Zone control: You may want to upgrade your forced air distribution system with zone control. This cost-effective upgrade involves installing electronically controlled dampers at strategic points in your ductwork so that each zone can then be individually controlled by its own thermostat. This is a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your home, as well as to give yourself the ability to customize the temperature of different areas of your home apart from one another.
- Replacement: If you notice a spike in your energy costs from one month to the next, or hot spots developing a certain area of your home, you might have problems with your ducts. Duct leaks and cracks can cause serious efficiency and performance issues. Consider checking with your local professional about whether you need your ducts repaired or replaced.
- Go ductless: Your ductwork can become a haven for dust, pollen, dander, and other debris. While it is difficult to notice whether these substances have invaded your ductwork because of their often hidden location, when conditioned air circulates through your home, it makes these substances airborne. A ductless split air conditioning system avoids this issue entirely and also offers high energy efficiency ratings, typically much higher than conventional systems.
If you want more information about your ductwork or your air conditioning system, call AAction Air today!