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Don’t Forget About Your Ducts


There is more than one part of your HVAC system required to work optimally to create comprehensive home comfort. When it comes to your air conditioner, this requires the outdoor unit and the indoor unit along with your ductwork.

Your ductwork may not seem incredibly vital but they are. Without your ducts, your air conditioner really won’t be of much use–it can run all day but that cool air won’t reach you. That is why we include care for your ducts as a part of our HVAC services in Olive Branch, MS.

Your Ducts Are Your Delivery System

So why are your ducts so important to your home comfort? Because they are the delivery system for the air that your AC unit creates. Think of your ductwork like a highway: without the highway, delivery trucks can’t reach their final destination and without good ductwork, your air won’t reach the rooms throughout the house.

How to Tell Your Ductwork Needs Help

Your ductwork needs to be taken care of much as your air conditioner does. Of course, that care may not look the same. The indicators of trouble may not look the same either. Look for these warning signs to see if it is time to get some help with your ductwork.

  • Reduced flow of air: Check on the air coming from the vents in your home. If you notice that one or more of them is emitting weaker airflow than the others, then it may be due to a problem in your ductwork such as a leak.
  • Poor indoor air quality: Leaks or built-up debris in your ductwork is going to allow extra dirt and dust to get into your home. This is going to hinder airflow and decrease your indoor air quality too. What’s more, poor indoor air quality is going to make things harder on your AC unit.
  • Increased energy bills: When cool air is leaking out of holes or splits in your ductwork, it will make it harder for your system to cool down the home. This will end up causing it to run longer and use more energy which will of course increase your energy bills.
  • Decreased comfort: As you may have guessed by now, leaks or other issues within your ducts are going to negatively impact your comfort. This is because the cool air that is meant to be getting into your home is instead escaping into your attic or crawlspace.

How You Can Help Your Ducts

If there is a problem within your ductwork such as a leak, a hole, or even a breakage, then the solution is to reach out to a professional for repairs. The experts on the team at Automatic Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing are available to provide the duct testing and sealing services that will allow us to get your ducts back into working order.

Since 1943, it’s been Automatic in Memphis! Contact Automatic Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to schedule an appointment to get your ductwork checked by a professional.

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