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Indicators of Good HVAC Ductwork Design

Indicators of Good HVAC Ductwork DesignThe system of ducts that delivers the conditioned air produced by your HVAC equipment has a big impact on the system’s efficiency as well as your monthly energy bills. If you’ve decided to upgrade to a more efficient furnace or air conditioner, making necessary improvements to the ductwork at the same time is vital to maximize your potential energy savings. Here are five indicators of good ductwork design to discuss with your HVAC professional. Continue reading “Indicators of Good HVAC Ductwork Design” »

Tight Ducts Will Keep Your Home Comfortable and Efficient

Tight Ducts Will Keep Your Home Comfortable and EfficientMaking sure your home has tight ducts also makes sure that warm, energy-efficient comfort reaches all rooms in the house this winter. Most residential ductwork doesn’t last as long as the house where it’s installed. Over time, air leaks develop at loosening joints and/or rust or corrosion occurs. In the typical home, the U.S. Department Of Energy estimates that at least 20 percent of heated or cooled air never reaches the rooms it’s supposed to keep comfortable. Instead, this conditioned air — along with the money you spend for heating and cooling costs — is lost through duct leakage into the attic, crawl space or the inside of wall voids. Continue reading “Tight Ducts Will Keep Your Home Comfortable and Efficient” »

How Can Duct Sealing Improve Your Home Comfort?

How Can Duct Sealing Improve Your Home Comfort?There are many systems that contribute to a comfortable home. For one, tight sealing and ample insulation are prerequisites for maximizing comfort and driving efficiency. Your A/C and furnace are comfort and energy-budget makers or breakers, too. Often tucked away out of sight and forgotten, the air ducts are essential for maximizing home comfort. If leaky ducts are compromising your comfort, read on to learn how professional duct sealing can help. Continue reading “How Can Duct Sealing Improve Your Home Comfort?” »

Can Problems in Your Home’s Ductwork Cause Poor IAQ?

Can Problems in Your Home's Ductwork Cause Poor IAQ?The indoor air quality (IAQ) of your southwest Oklahoma home is important for both your comfort and health, especially if you or a family member deals with health issues like asthma or allergies. Several common causes of poor IAQ can be attributed to problems with your ductwork, which requires regular maintenance to keep the ducts in good condition. Continue reading “Can Problems in Your Home’s Ductwork Cause Poor IAQ?” »

Prevent Indoor Air Pollution with Professional Duct Cleaning

Prevent Indoor Air Pollution with Professional Duct CleaningThe air in your home circulates seven times a day through your HVAC system. This means that if you have an airtight home with little ventilation, you’re probably breathing in pollutants that have built up in your ducts over time. Professional duct cleaning is one way to ensure these pollutants are removed from your home environment.  Continue reading “Prevent Indoor Air Pollution with Professional Duct Cleaning” »

Signs That Indicate Your Air Ducts May Need Cleaning

Signs That Indicate Your Air Ducts May Need CleaningYou’ve probably seen the ads for air duct cleaning, but you wonder if it’s really necessary or is it just a come-on to spend more of your hard-earned cash? After all, before you spend good money for the process, you want to know the benefits. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that if no one in the home is suffering from severe allergies, duct cleaning may not be necessary for health reasons. However, your HVAC system may operate more efficiently after a good cleaning. Continue reading “Signs That Indicate Your Air Ducts May Need Cleaning” »

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?” »