Air Ducts

September 10, 2019

Noisy HVAC? How to Solve a Rattling Air Duct

It’s perfectly normal for your HVAC system to make some noise, such as a hum or a whoosh as air moves through the vents. However, an unnatural sound like rattling noise in ducts could be a sign of a problem. Let’s walk you through the common causes and solutions to rattling noises in an HVAC system. Debris in Outdoor Unit Sometimes the rattling noise carried through your ducts is actually emanating from your HVAC unit. If it’s originating from your […]
April 9, 2019

Ways Your HVAC Can Help with Bug Control

It’s springtime and a wide variety of creepy crawling critters are making their grand entrances in places you wouldn’t expect – including your HVAC system. Live bugs are bad enough, but the larvae, droppings and shed skins they leave behind can also do a number on HVAC components, not to mention your home’s air quality. As your mind moves towards bug removal, don’t forget that your HVAC system also has a few tricks to keep nasty and annoying insects at […]
January 31, 2017

Unsealed Ducts = Wasted Energy and Money

Few home improvement projects offer as many benefits as duct sealing does. Leaking ducts cause high energy bills, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and may even pose health risks. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the typical home may lose from 20 to 30 percent of its conditioned air due to ductwork problems, chief among which is leakage. Cuts Energy Costs When ducts run through unconditioned spaces and they leak, that air you’ve paid to condition enters the attic, […]
December 13, 2016

Signs of Ductwork That is Aging

One of the household systems that many of us tend to take for granted is ductwork — the network of large, usually square pipes that distributes conditioned air throughout the house, and then returns it to HVAC equipment to be reheated or cooled. At some point in the life of your home, you’ll have to address old ductwork that’s no longer doing its job. If you know some of the signals of aging ductwork, you can repair or replace it […]