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Winter-proof Your Home for Energy Efficiency

Do your energy bills shoot up when winter hits? Do you feel cold air sneaking in around your home’s doors and windows? Get your Metro East Illinois home ready for cold weather with these smart winter-proofing tasks. The Usual Suspects: Doors and Windows They are the most susceptible spots in your house—any compromise in the…

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Is Aging Ductwork Altering the HVAC Efficiency of Your Staunton Home?

How long ago was the ductwork in your home installed? Unless you built the home yourself, you may not know. The fact is that many homes contain the original ductwork that was installed when the house was built. That means that if your home was built in 1960, your ductwork might be over 50 years…

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Try the Whole-House Approach With Your Home Comfort Systems

With winter around the corner, it’s time to take a look at your home comfort systems to make sure that you are getting the most out of them. Your entire house is an energy system with parts that depend on one another. If one part of your system is flawed, the others will suffer the…

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Analyzing Ductwork Problems: Rule Out What It Isn’t

There are numerous ways ductwork can detract from the efficiency of your central heating and cooling system. If you suspect your system isn’t performing up to its full potential, you may want to examine your ducts for problems, or better yet, have them inspected by a trusted professional. One of the most common problems is…

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Installing A Heating Or Cooling System? It Could Be The Ideal Time For A Duct Renovation

The installation of a new heating or cooling system always represents a “golden opportunity” for HVAC contractors. New system installs give contractors an excellent opportunity to check up on existing duct installations, with the goal of greatly improving the ductwork’s overall efficiency. This can mean significant reductions in energy costs while providing you with vastly…

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Duct Testing: Find Out Just Where Your Ductwork Loses Valuable Heat

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the typical home’s duct system loses 20 percent of conditioned air through leaks. Bad connections, holes and cracks in your duct system may be the culprit if your energy bills seem particularly high or if you have a hard time keeping your home comfortable. The best way to…

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Think Your Ducts Need To Be Cleaned? Maybe They Need To Be Repaired

If you’re concerned about air quality in your home, particularly if any of your family suffers from airborne allergies or respiratory issues, you may wonder if your HVAC system’s ducts need to be cleaned. A lot of heating and cooling businesses offer routine duct-cleaning services, though some unscrupulous companies will overstate the necessity of cleaning…

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How Ductwork Design Affects HVAC Efficiency

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homeowners can lose up to 60 percent of their heated air through leaky or poorly insulated ductwork. This is a waste of efficiency, money and warmth on a cold day. By maintaining HVAC efficiency through better ductwork design and maintenance, homeowners can have the best running system for…

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Cleaning Your Ducts — When Should It Be An Option?

The air quality inside your home will play a major role in the health of you and your family members. One critical aspect of maintaining a healthy environment in your household is to keep your system’s ductwork clean and clear of debris, mold or pests. When dirt, dust, mold, pests or debris accumulate in your…

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Considerations Of Effective Ductwork Design

Designing and implementing an efficient ductwork system has many benefits. Similar to cleaning your ducts, proper ductwork design will save you money on your energy bills and increase the overall comfort of your home for you and your family. The health benefits to having a well designed duct system should not be understated either; minimizing the…

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