It is the middle of the summer and my elderly parents have just informed me that they are not staying cool in their home.  Other than changing their air filters for them, I’m not sure what else to check.  I googled online to get some information about what to check other than just changing the air filters.  The article informed me that I should check the outside unit for any debris or yard cuttings that might have made contact with the HVAC unit as well as first off, checking the breakers.  After my husband, Steve did those things, the cool air was still not coming through the air conditioning vents.  I guess we have no choice, but to call for an air conditioning technician to come by and check the HVAC system.  We set an appointment for the next day, and since they still had a full hot afternoon of heat with no cool A/C, Steve and I took them to a nice restaurant for dinner and then back to my house for a cooler, air conditioned evening.  The next day, the HVAC technician was on time and ready to work.  He checked both the inside and outside air and heat equipment, and then went upstairs into the attic to check the ductwork.  The HVAC technician was able to pinpoint the problem quickly, when he easily saw the holes in the ductwork.  For better air quality in the home, the ductwork must be free of tears or holes.  Of course, the air conditioning technician will replace the badly damaged ductwork, and he will vacuum the ductwork and air vents to rid the equipment of any spider webs while he is up there in the attic.

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