I’ve realized that the ducts directly impact the health, comfort and efficiency of the living space
It’s easy to forget all about the air duct, and the network of pipes is essential to the operation of both the gas furnace and air conditioning however largely concealed inside the walls and ceilings. The duct plan is responsible for pulling the stale air out of the rooms and supplying the heated and cooled air. If there are holes in the air duct or cracks at the seams, the conditioned air is allowed to escape, and when the maximum amount of air fails to arrive at the numerous rooms of the house, the gas furnace or air conditioning are forced to run longer and labor harder. There is greater wear and tear on components, however more energy is used, leading to higher energy bills. The same imperfections that allow the heated or cooled air to leak out can also draw in contaminants, however neglected air duct frequently harbors harmful toxins such as dust, construction debris, bugs, webs, pollen, mold and even decomposing rodents, every time the gas furnace or air conditioning starts up, these pollutants can become airborne and introduced into the breathing air, and health complaints such as congestion, sneezing, coughing, sore throat and headaches can often be blamed on dirty air duct. The first time I had our air duct maintained by a professional Heating and A/C corporation, they were allowing nearly thirty percent of the heated/cooled air to escape. I now make sure to have the duct plan evaluated every year. I’ve realized that the ducts directly impact the health, comfort and efficiency of the living space. They significantly affect our budget and the reliability and longevity of the gas furnace and air conditioning.
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