air flow

August 9, 2018

Different Vent Types Around Your Home

Most homes in the Peachtree City area rely on central, forced-air HVAC that uses a duct system for air distribution. In a home’s finished living space, the ducts are placed behind the ceilings, walls or under the floor, and the only portions visible are the HVAC vents covering individual duct openings. Here’s a helpful primer on the types of HVAC vents you’ll find in your home, and what they do: Understanding Supply and Return HVAC Vents If your HVAC has […]
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 […]
February 14, 2017

The Most Crucial Areas of Your Home to Ventilate

You probably use your kitchen and bathroom ventilation fans regularly to help remove cooking smoke, lingering odors and steam. These are obvious and immediate indoor air quality issues. Other indoor air quality issues, such as allergens, germs and VOCs, aren’t as obvious day to day, and may be trapped and proliferating in the rooms you spend the most time. Keep reading to learn about ventilating options to make your home more healthful and comfortable. Bedrooms and Living Rooms The most […]
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, […]