7 Steps to Solve Home Airflow Problems

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We heat and cool our home to keep our family comfortable, with some homes, maintaining a consistent temperature within each room of the home can prove to be difficult. Some home airflow problems are easy to remedy, others require a more comprehensive approach. Solving home airflow problems can provide many benefits for indoor air quality, energy efficiency,… Read more »

Air Handler Insulation Repair

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Most air handler units have fiberglass insulation installed on the interior surfaces to provide thermal insulation, absorb sound, and help to provide the quiet operation of the HVAC system.  As a whole, if properly maintained, air handler insulation has a long-term life expectancy. In certain instances, the integrity of the fiberglass insulation will degrade and… Read more »

What Causes Furnace Short Cycling?

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Short Cycling As the temperature of you your home changes, the thermostat operates the furnace and air conditioning system to bring the home to a desired room temperature, this is known as a furnace cycle.  When your furnace operates “on then off ” for only very short periods of time, it is known as short… Read more »

How Humid Climates Affect Indoor Air Quality and Comfort

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Regional climate plays a large role in Indoor Air Quality and comfort.  Regional climate characteristics are determined by geographic location and long term weather conditions.  Two of the most important factors that affect an areas climate are temperature and precipitation. What makes Humid Climates Uncomfortable? Humid climates have a high amount of water vapor in… Read more »

Indoor Air Quality and Your Homes Heating and Cooling System

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What Does the EPA say about Indoor Air Quality? The US Environmental Protection Agency states that poor indoor air quality is one of the top five environmental threats to our country. So why does the EPA feel so strongly about indoor air in homes and workplaces? Well, according to the EPA, indoor air is on… Read more »

How Do Air Ducts Get Dirty

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Compared to years ago when we heated our homes with wood or coal, a modern day heating system is a marvel of efficiency, reliability and convenience, but just like the old time systems these new systems get dirty and need to be cleaned and maintained. How does an HVAC system Work? Now you might be… Read more »

Types of Air Ducts

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Air ducts are used to distribute air through out a building, or to exhaust air outside of a building. The most common are: sheet metal, fiberglass lined, fiberboard, and flex-line air ducts. Sheet Metal Air Ducts The most common type of ridged air duct is constructed of galvanized steel or aluminum. They may be round,… Read more »