Air Pollution in Energy Efficient Homes

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  Air sealing the building envelope is one of the most critical features of an energy efficient home.  As new homes grow increasingly tighter to achieve ever higher levels of energy efficiency, the potential for indoor air pollution also increases. Modern Construction During construction, there are hundreds of penetrations through a typical home’s exterior. These… Read more »

Ductworks Featured In NADCA DucTales

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NADCA Member Ductworks Appears on Cable TV Show Many Companies within the HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Industry have seen a dirty HVAC system, but what about on filled with 5,000 pounds of sand and black powder?  Recently Ductworks Inc. of Arvada, Colo., a long-time NADCA member, participated in the Do-It-Yourself  cable network program “Disaster… Read more »

Top 10 Ways Homeowners Can Ensure Good Indoor Air Quality

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Ensuring good indoor air quality is easy once you have an understanding of the components that effect your homes environment.  Using the steps below, perform a quick checklist to improve your indoor quality. Setting the Standard for Indoor Air Quality ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers developed Standard 62.2, Ventilation… Read more »

Air Duct Cleaning Tools

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Qualified air duct cleaning contractors employ a variety of different power, pneumatic and hand tools when cleaning air ducts.  While there are numerous types of equipment used in the air duct cleaning industry, the job site to a large extent, defines what air duct cleaning tools will be used. Breaking Contaminants Loose Properly cleaning HVAC… Read more »

Fiberglass Air Duct Liners | A Serious Indoor Air Quality Concern

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Most commercial air duct systems are internally lined with fiberglass duct liners.  Deteriorating fiberglass duct liner is a very common cause for indoor air quality complaints and adverse health effects. Fiberglass Duct Liner Fiberglass internal duct liner is commonly used in many commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.  Fiberglass duct liner provides sound… Read more »

The Danger of Dust Mites

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Dust is a combination of pollen, plant and mold spores, pet dander, human skin, lint, bacteria, and other contaminants. While any of these can affect breathing and allergies, dust mites can be a particular problem. What is a Dust Mite? Dust mites are tiny insects that are invisible to the naked eye that feed on… Read more »

Allergen Test Kit Featured on FOX 31 KDVR Martino TV

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Ductworks, Inc. and National Jewish Health Featured On FOX 31 / KDVR: Martino TV Consumer advocate Tom Martino featured the Family Air Kit®, an allergen and mold Test Kit,  developed by National Jewish Health that tests for substances that can cause allergic and asthmatic reactions. Tom Martino and  Paula Haddock interviewed Jeffery Nathanson, the Executive… Read more »

Pigeons Cause Devastating Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Problems

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Pigeon problems have devastating effects on the heating and cooling components and indoor air quality of a commercial facility.  Pigeon problems affect employees, maintenance personnel and potentially customers. HVAC Systems Make Perfect Pigeon Coups Unfortunately, rooftop heating and cooling units are a perfect place for pigeons to nest.  To seek shelter from the elements, pigeons… Read more »

The Quality of Your Indoor Air

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Evidence has shown that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air.  Several factors contribute to poor indoor air quality that can be easily controlled.  Follow these simple tips improve your indoor air. Identify and Remove Pollutant Sources The relative importance of any single source depends on… Read more »