Yesterday, my 2 year old grandson was sliding down the plastic slide at the playground. He discovered that he could slow himself down if he kept his arm rubbing against the side of the slide. That little bit of extra friction was all it took to keep his speed down.
The same thing holds true for air inside ductwork. The more the air rubs against something, the more it slows down, loses pressure, and loses energy.
When air is moving through ducts, the dirt clinging to the inner ductwork walls creates friction. The farther the air travels down the duct, the more that pressure is reduced by friction. This slows the air down and lowers the efficiency, making the air handlers work harder.
The harder they work, the more energy they use, and the bigger the energy bill.
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