ducts

September 14, 2017

Benefits of Getting a Duct Cleaning After Summer

A lot can happen inside the ductwork of an HVAC system during an average summer. If your HVAC ducts haven’t been used as part of your indoor cooling system, they might be dirtier than you expect, and contaminated with material that could reduce your indoor air quality or even make you and your family ill. Take the following factors into consideration when deciding whether to have a duct cleaning performed after summer. What Can Happen to Ducts? If your HVAC […]
April 6, 2017

How These HVAC Components Work Together in Your Home

If you’re like most homeowners, you think of your air conditioner and furnace as independent pieces of equipment. The truth is that these main HVAC components and many others are all part of one integrated comfort system that’s in place to regulate temperature, humidity and air quality in your home. Here are some of the key system components and how they work together: Thermostat Your thermostat is control-central for all the heating and cooling functions of the HVAC system. Using […]
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 […]
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, […]