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How do Ductwork Problems Affect the Performance of your Air Conditioning System?

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small_5854952274Earlier this week we wrote about how noisy ductwork can indicate problems with your air conditioner. Today we’re going to dive deeper into potential ductwork problems and the effects that those problems can have on the performance and efficiency of your cooling system!

3 common air conditioning ductwork problems

  1. Duct leaks. Duct leaks are any openings in your home’s ductwork that allow conditioned air to seep out and unconditioned air to get in. These often occur when the connections between two ducts become loose or a duct is somehow punctured.
  2. Uninsulated ducts. Uninsulated ducts in unconditioned parts of your home can raise the temperature of the air in your ducts and make it difficult to cool your home.
  3. Poor duct design. If your air conditioning system wasn’t installed by a qualified contractor like Jerry Kelly, there’s a chance that your ductwork can suffer from design issues such as improperly sized ducts or an inadequate amount of supply and return registers.

How do ductwork problems affect the performance of your air conditioning system?

Your ductwork is the delivery system for the cool air that your air conditioner produces. If something is wrong with your duct system, your air conditioner can experience a number of issues, including:

If you have any questions about the ductwork for your air conditioning system, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Charles, MO, air conditioning service company. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Weldon Spring, Wentzville and Winghaven.

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