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How Can Dirty Air Ducts Impede My Air Conditioner?

We use our air conditioning systems pretty much year round in this part of the country. Considering how much we rely upon our air conditioners, few would bother using inefficient, ineffective window units in order to heat a whole house. If you have a small studio or rent a room, that may suffice. If you’re looking to cool an entire house, though, a central air conditioner is really what you want. Of course, central air conditioners use ductwork in order to distribute cooled air throughout. That means that you must be sure that your air ducts are in fine working condition, and this includes ensuring that they are clean within.

What Problems Can Dirty Ductwork Lead To?

Dirty ductwork can lead to a number of different problems. For starters, it can drag down your indoor air quality considerably. As your air conditioner blows cooled air throughout your home, that air can pick up pollutants from the ductwork. When this happens, you will notice that your allergies and/or asthma symptoms are aggravated, and that your home looks dingier and requires more frequent cleaning. These air quality issues are not your only concern, though. Dirty ductwork can also cause trouble for your AC itself.

When you have dirty ductwork, it is very easy for your air filters to be overwhelmed, as your system blows polluted air through them. When this happens, your system is going to work harder than it should have to in order to distribute conditioned air throughout your home. Not only does this drive up your cooling costs, but it will also put unnecessary strain and wear tear on your air conditioning system. This increases the risks that you’ll run into repair needs. Plus, these pollutants can build up on sensitive controls within the system, further impeding its operation.

If you want great indoor air quality paired with effective cooling, schedule duct cleaning in West Palm Beach, FL with Envirotech Air Quality Services.

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