Archives: April 2015

Quick Fixes for Common Condensate Drain Problems in Central A/Cs

Quick Fixes for Common Condensate Drain Problems in Central A/CsYour home’s cooling system produces gallons of condensate every day, so it’s not unexpected that problems can crop up with its drainage system from time to time. An experienced HVAC contractor can quickly fix the condensate drain problems in central A/Cs that might develop, including these common ones: Continue reading “Quick Fixes for Common Condensate Drain Problems in Central A/Cs” »

How Does Duct Cleaning Benefit Your Home and HVAC System?

How Does Duct Cleaning Benefit Your Home and HVAC System?The more we learn about poor indoor air quality, the more our concern rises. According to NADCA (North American Duct Cleaning Association), 40 pounds of dust are generated annually in the average six-room home from everyday activities. Some studies have shown that indoor air in the typical American home is more polluted than outdoor air, since most homes are airtight and have little ventilation. Continue reading “How Does Duct Cleaning Benefit Your Home and HVAC System?” »

Why Seek Professional Help to Repair Holes in HVAC Ducts?

Why Seek Professional Help to Repair Holes in HVAC Ducts?Although your HVAC ducts are likely hidden away, they still need regular attention. Over time, ductwork can come loose as sealant deteriorates and ducts expand and contract with airflow. What’s more, small holes can occur from corrosion or rodent damage. It’s important to have your ductwork inspected annually by a professional HVAC technician, so you’re not wasting energy. Continue reading “Why Seek Professional Help to Repair Holes in HVAC Ducts?” »

Haven’t Kept Up With Air Filter Maintenance? Here Are 3 Reasons You Should

Haven't Kept Up With Air Filter Maintenance? Here Are 3 Reasons You ShouldMany homeowners take their central heating or cooling system’s air filter for granted. They’ll leave the same one in place for months and even years at a time. However, by doing this, they’re likely harming their HVAC equipment, shortchanging their household budget and impairing their home’s indoor air quality. Find out why it’s important to keep up with air filter maintenance in your Southwest Oklahoma home. Continue reading “Haven’t Kept Up With Air Filter Maintenance? Here Are 3 Reasons You Should” »

What’s the Difference Between Improving Energy Efficiency and Conserving Energy?

What's the Difference Between Improving Energy Efficiency and Conserving Energy?Essentially, conserving energy means cutting down on energy use, while energy efficiency involves maintaining a certain level of service more efficiently. Exchanging incandescent light bulbs for fluorescent ones to light the home is an example of energy efficiency, while turning out the lights when one leaves the room is an example of conserving energy. Conservation involves cutting back, while energy efficiency is about the techniques employed to get the results. Continue reading “What’s the Difference Between Improving Energy Efficiency and Conserving Energy?” »

Prevent Household Contamination with Negative Pressure Duct Cleaning

Prevent Household Contamination with Negative Pressure Duct CleaningNegative pressure duct cleaning is the most effective method to remove contaminants from ductwork, so they don’t end up in your indoor air. As a typical residential HVAC system circulates air at a volume of more than 1,000 cubic feet per minute, overtime, particulates and pollutants suspended in the air accumulate in the ductwork. Eventually, the ducts become a permanent reservoir of dust, dirt and even toxic microorganisms like mold and bacteria, continuously circulating these contaminates into and out of your living spaces. Continue reading “Prevent Household Contamination with Negative Pressure Duct Cleaning” »