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What Do Air Ducts Do?

12/16/2013 Back To Blog

Ducts are an essential part of any HVAC system. When they are not performing at peak efficiency, it is essential to consult a company that does air duct repair. Air Duct Cleaning 24/7 Services


A)  What does HVAC stand for?

HVAC stands for “Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.”  An HVAC system is the system your house uses to provide heating and/or cooling along with the ventilation paths used by that system.  As part of your HVAC maintenance, you should occasionally consult a professional from Air Duct Cleaning Buena Park about cleaning the ducts. 


B)  What are Air Ducts?

These ducts are the structures throughout your house that transfer air from the HVAC unit to the inside of the house and back again.  The better the ducts perform, the more efficient your unit will be. There are two types of ducts, named for the job they do:   supply ducts and return ducts.  All ducts in a house are normally covered by a grill-like structure called a register.  An HVAC system normally works by accepting air from the inside of the area to be cooled through return registers.  The return register is the place where you replace the air duct filter for your HVAC.  The air collected by the return register goes through the cooling or heating process in the HVAC unit, which then pushes the heated or cooled product back into the house, usually with the use of a fan. 


C)  Why Does Their Condition Matter?

There are at least two reasons why the condition of the ducts matter:  the efficiency at which your unit runs and the indoor air quality in your home.  The efficiency of an HVAC unit refers to the amount of heated or cooled air that makes it from the unit into the house.  The higher the efficiency rating, the more air that has entered the house.  Proper maintenance of the ducts can help increase the HVAC’s efficiency.  The second reason has to do with the presence of allergens and other substances throughout your house. If you have air quality testing done on your home, you will be surprised at the amount and diversity of the particles that are present in what you breathe.  Keeping your ducts clean along with the rest of your HVAC system will help lessen the amount of indoor allergens in your home.

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