air ducts

August 11, 2011

UV Light Technology Enhances Indoor Air And Comfort

Now, ultraviolet can be used to make your indoor air ultra-clean. Ultraviolet (UV) light is a part of a spectrum that is invisible to the naked eye. Usually, people only notice UV light by the tanning effect it has on the fair-skinned. But UV lights can have a much different and healthier effect when added to your home’s air quality system. Indoor air, according to the EPA, can be a bit of a health hazard, ranking as one of the […]
August 18, 2011

Electronic Air Cleaners Can Help With Indoor Air Quality

If you’re concerned about the quality of air in your home, you’re right to be alarmed. Studies show that indoor air is often substantially dirtier than the air right outside the door. This is why increasingly homeowners are considering the purchase of electronic air cleaners. In contrast to mechanical air cleaners that use filters to trap particles, electronic air cleaners use electrostatic attraction to remove polluting particles from the air.  Here is a look at two kinds of electronic air […]
May 15, 2012

Sealing Your Ducts Is An Ideal Means Of Boosting Energy Efficiency

The average home loses 20 percent of its cooled and heated air through leaks, holes and poor connections in its ducts, according to the federal Energy Star program. That’s a lot of wasted energy, not to mention a lot of wasted money on energy bills. Sealing your ducts can pay for itself over time through lower cooling and heating costs. If you have high cooling and heating bills, rooms that just don’t cool down or warm up as well as […]
August 21, 2012

Airflow And Refrigerant Charge: Has Your System Been Set Up For Optimal Efficiency?

Whether you have an air conditioner or a heat pump, airflow and refrigerant charge require regular maintenance in order for your system to deliver optimal home comfort at maximum energy efficiency. Basics of heat exchange For cooling, HVAC systems remove heat from your home until the thermostat set point is reached. Unhindered airflow and correct refrigerant charge are needed for this process to go smoothly. The natural properties of refrigerant allow it to extract heat from your home at the […]