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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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When It Comes To Precision Tune-Ups, Twice A Year Is Better

Your heating and air equipment is an investment for your family. You expect long life and years of consistent performance from both your furnace and air conditioner (or heat pump if you use one). The best way to get those long years of dependability is by having an annual precision tune-up on both. Before each season begins,…

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Measure Your Energy Savings With A “Yardstick”

The concept of using a so-called “yardstick” to measure a home’s energy use was devised by Energy Star, a program created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. This measuring device was designed to reduce our nation’s consumption of nonrenewable energy sources, and while it’s not an actual yardstick, a lot…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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