When you think of your air conditioning system, what are you actually thinking of? That outdoor unit that you whack weeds around? Maybe the thermostat on your wall that you use to regulate temperatures in your home? Those are both reasonable starting places when it comes to the air conditioning system. But there is more to your AC than meets the eye. We are talking specifically about your ductwork.
If you use a central air conditioner or a heat pump to cool your home, then you use air ducts to distribute this conditioned air throughout your living space. These ducts are most likely hidden away behind walls, above ceilings, below floors, in the attic, etc. But being out of sight does not mean they should be out of mind. Your air ducts will cause serious issues if they are not kept in great condition.