Ductwork Articles

Can Problems With Your Ducts Cause Poor Indoor Air Quality?

July 28, 2015

Leaky ducts can result in substantial energy loss and force your HVAC equipment to work harder than necessary. That’s not the only issue with bad ducts. Indoor air quality also can suffer when ductwork isn’t tightly connected or sealed. The following are four ways leaky ducts can erode the air quality in your Fort Collins home.…

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Perform Regular Duct Maintenance to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

June 30, 2015

If you want to improve household energy efficiency, the system of ducts that distributes conditioned air throughout your home is a good place to start. Performing duct maintenance to fix leaks, gaps or poor connections, and insulating the ductwork helps combat conditioned air losses that erode energy efficiency. If these issues haven’t been addressed, you…

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4 Elements of a Professional A/C Installation

April 2, 2015

Once you’ve weighed the pros and cons and decided to replace the A/C in your Fort Collins home, you need to make sure that it’s installed correctly. Your HVAC contractor can provide the specific details on what’s involved, but you can expect that every professional A/C installation will include four key elements. Equipment Sizing The…

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How Can UV Germicidal Lights Prevent Household Mold Growth?

March 31, 2015

Besides keeping your home comfortable year-round, your HVAC system can also prevent mold growth if you install UV germicidal lights. Ultraviolet is the wavelength of sunshine that sanitizes our outdoor environment. Using this spectrum of light indoors to prevent widespread mold growth can eliminate any hazards associated with using harsh cleaning chemicals. When UV rays hit bacteria, viruses and mold spores, their DNA…

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Simple Ways to Reduce Dust Buildup in Your Fort Collins Home

February 12, 2015

For most Northern Colorado homeowners, winter means buttoning up your home against the cold, blustery weather and spending more time indoors. But the very steps you take to make your home more comfortable can lead to dust buildup, affecting indoor air quality and possibly triggering allergy and other respiratory problems. Unfortunately, dust is everywhere, no matter how…

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Is Your Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Address the Problem with These Helpful Tips

February 10, 2015

There’s nothing quite as disappointing than turning on your furnace during the winter and feeling a blast of icy cold air. If this occurs, it’s important to call a quality HVAC expert to troubleshoot your furnace. However, we’ve compiled a few helpful tips to help you address the furnace problem in your Fort Collins home. Check the Filter First, check…

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Steps to Take When Checking Furnace Ducts for Blockage

January 29, 2015

Restricted airflow can cause cold spots in your Fort Collins home, making your furnace ineffective. If you’re experiencing restricted airflow, check your furnace ducts for blockage. There are many reasons why your furnace may not be functioning properly, so to keep your home comfortable, make sure to schedule an inspection of your heating system. General Inspection of Ductwork To…

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An Over-sized Furnace: Why Bigger Is Not Better

November 20, 2014

If you are considering replacing your furnace, the thought of cold winter nights without enough heat is probably one of the main reasons. You may be thinking that the largest furnace possible will ensure a warm winter with less strain on the HVAC equipment. This is not necessarily the case. An over-sized furnace may be…

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Planning a New Home? Consider These 4 Types of HVAC Systems

July 3, 2014

Building a new home in the Fort Collins area (or anywhere really) is exciting for a number of reasons. One important reason is the chance to do everything right, creating the home environment you (or your buyers) truly want. Among the many decisions you’ll need to make is how to heat and cool the house.…

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A/C Problems to Avoid

July 1, 2014

The top three A/C problems technicians find on service calls are: Improper operation Improper maintenance Improper refrigerant charge Two out of three of those you can troubleshoot yourself before calling a technician. Improper Operation Believe it or not, the first thing you should check is the thermostat. Is it set to cool? If not, flip…

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Adding a Zoning System May be the Solution to the Hot or Cold Spots in Your Home

June 10, 2014

A zoning system solves the problems associated with uncomfortable temperatures throughout your home and can also reduce energy consumption measurably over the course of the year. A zoned home is divided into similar sections that have either the same usage patterns or thermal characteristics. Each zone runs independently and if conditioned air isn’t required, that…

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How Do You Get Good Ductwork Design? Read On

May 15, 2014

The ductwork system plays a pivotal role in supporting peak performance from the heating and cooling systems, which drives down energy bills and maximizes home comfort. Read on to learn the essentials of good ductwork design, and why efficient ducts are so important to your Fort Collins home. Objectives of Ductwork Design The ductwork system…

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Put Duct Sealing on Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Spring

April 3, 2014

With spring in the air, many of us have begun developing a spring cleaning plan of attack. Weeds may be removed, closets may be rearranged or whole rooms may get revamped as we welcome in the new season. With all of the tidying up that will be going on around your home, it may be…

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Some of These Myths About Electricity Use May be Costing You

March 4, 2014

Cutting your home’s electricity use starts with your HVAC system, since in most households, it’s responsible for half of the energy you use. These are the most commonly held myths about heating and cooling that many homeowners perceive will lower consumption, but in reality, they increase it. Buying efficient HVAC equipment automatically saves money. While…

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Tight Ductwork: Just What the Doctor Ordered for Greater Savings

February 27, 2014

Maintaining the integrity of the ductwork in your Fort Collins home is paramount for your comfort in the coming winter months. Having tight ductwork will not only keep your home a stable, comfortable temperature, but it can save you a considerable amount of money on your heating and electric bills, and ultimately make your house more environmentally friendly…

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I Smell a Rat (in My HVAC System) – How to Deal With Rodents in Your Ductwork

January 23, 2014

Like it or not, rodents are part of the modern world. Mice and rats are as at home in your ductwork as they are in their natural habitats. If you own a home, you will need to take care of rodents in your ductwork at some point. Even if your home is sealed, rodents can…

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Think Your Ductwork Is Ready to Scrap? Tips to Help You Decide

January 9, 2014

Your ductwork carries heated or cooled air all throughout your Fort Collins home. It’s a very important part of your home comfort system, and when age takes its toll on this vital component, your energy bills can pay the price quite literally. If you’ve started to wonder if it’s time to replace your ductwork, have a look…

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Getting a New Furnace? Questions for Your Installer

November 26, 2013

When you buy a car, you most likely do your research before you start talking with any dealers. You look into what the various manufacturers are offering, the features that weren’t available when you purchased your present car, fuel economy and the various warranties. The same goes for buying a furnace. You want to do…

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What to Expect During Your Fall Furnace Maintenance Call

November 19, 2013

No one wants to call an HVAC-system professional in the middle of a cold snap because the furnace has died. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to help prevent that scenario. Making sure your furnace is serviced by an HVAC-system professional at the start of every heating season can go a long way toward ensuring…

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Ductwork Leaks: Costing You Money and Compromising Your Air Quality

November 5, 2013

Ductwork is an essential system in your home that’s largely unseen. It guides conditioned air into the various rooms of your home and then circulates it back to your air handler. Because much of it’s hidden behind walls or runs through spaces you don’t use as frequently as other areas, such as your attic, ductwork…

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Time for New Ductwork? Tips to Ensure Your Installation Is Done Right

October 29, 2013

When you’re building a home or an addition, the ductwork might be the last thing on your mind. There are so many other choices to make–the flooring, for example, and the paint colors. But if your ductwork isn’t installed correctly, you won’t be enjoying your decor as much as you had hoped, because your home…

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Is Your Ductwork Up to Par? Get to the Source of the Problem

September 19, 2013

It’s well known that a high efficiency heating and air conditioning system has the potential to save a lot of money in lower running costs, less maintenance and a more comfortable home. However, the HVAC unit is only part of the whole. In order to fully take advantage of your unit, you need to have…

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Choosing The Energy Star Most-Efficient Label

February 12, 2013

Most homeowners know the value of choosing products with the Energy Star logo. Since 1992, it has been the go-to beacon, helping homeowners differentiate more-efficient home heating and cooling equipment, electronics and appliances from less-efficient products. But the Energy Star program is evolving. Motivated by multiple factors, the program has unveiled its Most-Efficient label, a…

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