air ducts

April 25, 2019

Ductwork Maintenance Is Your Cost Effective Way To Boost Home Savings and Comfort

The ductwork is one HVAC system component that you shouldn’t overlook if you want to improve home comfort and save energy. Ductwork maintenance can be a cost-effective measure because deficiencies in the ducts can waste 20 percent or more of the conditioned air your equipment pumps out. Signs You May Need Ductwork Maintenance If you can relate to any of the following issues, it’s worth having a reputable HVAC contractor perform a duct system inspection to check for damage, disconnections […]
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 […]
May 25, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Block Your Home’s Cold Air Returns

You may have been told never to block your home’s air conditioning and heating vents, but do you know why?   It helps to understand that some of those vents — the ones you can feel warm or cool air emitting from — are for the supply air, while the other vents are for return air, or where the air in the home is pulled into the HVAC system for heating and cooling. Read on for some information on cold […]
March 14, 2017

Tips for Detecting Air Leaks in Your House

In a perfect world, we’d all schedule professional energy audits regularly in our homes to find energy leaks. In the real world, however, a professional energy audit isn’t always within our budgets. So, we’re faced with the do-it-yourself route when it comes to correcting air leaks. Why Locate Leaks? The Department of Energy cites air leaks as the major source of energy losses in homes. Conditioned air escapes through air leaks, while unconditioned air finds its way inside, undermining our […]