5 common ducted air conditioning issues

By May 29, 2020Air Conditioning

Ducted air conditioning is a highly effective and convenient way to heat all cool a home or building, allowing occupants to achieve the perfect temperature, every time.

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While ducted air conditioning is one of the best options when it comes to heating and cooling, there are still some common issues that ducted air conditioning may face. Check out the five most common ducted air conditioning maintenance issues.


Air loss

If the connections within the ductwork of a ducted air conditioning system are not properly aligned, they can become loose. This might allow warm or cool air to escape quickly. Not only will this issue cause air loss, but it can also bring harmful gases from the outdoors inside through the air conditioning system. If you start to notice uneven room temperatures throughout your home, as well as super high energy bills, your ducted unit may have a significant air loss problem. The great news is, it can be easily fixed.

Dirty ducts

If there are large or small gaps in the air ducts, impurities and debris can be sucked up through the ducts. An overload of such impurities can adversely affect the indoor air quality, which poses a risk of eye or nasal allergies. If you have a ducted air conditioning system, make sure you hire a professional to clean them before dirt builds up too much.

Restricted flow

Sometimes if an object gets lodged in an air duct, it can stop air from flowing through with ease. This may also be the case if a duct is crushed, torn or twisted due to some kind of external damage. The biggest issue with the restricted flow is the effect it can have on your energy bills, as well as a decreased lifespan of the system. If you notice any damage or think something might be lodged, call a professional straight away.

Poor insulation

Insulation is not a major concern during the summer. However, heated air distributed through a ducted system during the winter months can lose a significant amount of energy to cold environments if there is little or poor-quality insulation. To make air insulation more efficient, you should contact a professional air conditioning technician such as HunterCON will help ensure that your air ducts work well, increasing efficiency.

Poor ductwork design

The poor-quality design of a ducted air conditioning system may lead to massive inefficiencies. A ducted system that is too large for a small home or building will certainly lead to significant energy losses. Conversely, a ducted system that is too small, will be forced to work much harder to distribute air and control room temperatures and will not be as effective. It is essential that you choose highly qualified professionals when installing a ducted system to ensure that the design is of the highest quality.

Contact HunterCON today

HunterCON is a fully licensed electrical and air conditioning specialists located in Sydney’s Inner West, servicing the greater metropolitan area, including the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore and South West. If you have any questions about ducted air conditioning or would like to book a quote for repairs, installation or maintenance, contact HunterCON today. With over nine years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing air-con and electrical services of the highest quality.

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