To keep your heating and air conditioning system working in the best way possible, you need to make sure each component functions properly. One often neglected component is the air ducts. So here are three things about air ducts to take into consideration for a more effective heater and air conditioner:

1. Clear Registers

Without an unobstructed register or air vent, the warmed or cooled air your HVAC system works so hard to produce is for nothing, because it can’t get through a blocked air register. Sometimes the air register is deliberately blocked by adjusting a knob to close it. But what often happens is that someone accidentally blocks it by placing a rug or piece of furniture over the register. This is a surefire way to have an ineffective air duct.

2. Clean Air Filter

​Having a clean air filter for the HVAC system is important for several reasons. First, it cleans the indoor air of unwanted particles. Second, it ensures the air handler can efficiently operate and move air through a building. Third, helps keep the ductwork clean. Over time, ductwork may accumulate dust and dirt inside, much like cholesterol will build up inside human blood vessels and cause health problems later in life.

3. Routine Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your HVAC unit prevents an unexpected failure and can help you avoid major repairs in the future. But it can also help keep your air ducts clean and working as they should. The routine maintenance does this by cleaning the air handler, changing the air filter and looking for potential problems, including leaky air ducts.

​To make the most of your heating and air conditioning system, all components must work properly, including air ducts. To find out if your air ducts need maintenance work, contact our team of friendly experts at Smoak’s Comfort Control today.