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The Ductwork in Your Orlando Home: Little Leaks, Big Problems

The Ductwork in Your Orlando Home: Little Leaks, Big Problems

November 21, 2013

When your ductwork leaks, your home comfort, air quality and budget take a hit. Unfortunately, duct systems are notorious for leakage problems, as the University of Florida points out in a recent study.

Make Sure Your Ductless Mini Split Is Working Optimally in Cooler Weather

Make Sure Your Ductless Mini Split Is Working Optimally in Cooler Weather

October 15, 2013

Ductless mini splits do a good job of heating homes here in the Orlando area when the weather turns chilly, and you’ll get more comfort from your mini split system if you maintain it before the temperatures fall. Although it’s not often, sometimes the temperatures in our area can dip into the 30s and even …

Ductwork Issues That Can Obstruct Airflow and Impact HVAC Efficiency

Ductwork Issues That Can Obstruct Airflow and Impact HVAC Efficiency

September 17, 2013

Your HVAC system’s ductwork plays a vital role in the overall efficiency and performance of your cooling or heating system. There are numerous problems that may occur in and with your ducts. Many of them are common ductwork issues that professionals are quite familiar with.

Load Calculations: Imperative Tools for Correctly Sizing HVAC Systems

Load Calculations: Imperative Tools for Correctly Sizing HVAC Systems

May 30, 2013

When you’re replacing the HVAC system for your home, the most important step that your contractor will take is the cooling and/or heating load calculation. Your home’s conditioning load has a number of components that relate to its energy efficiency, your lifestyle, and your home’s size, design and orientation to the sun. The software applications …

Sealing Your Ductwork? OK, So What Are You Using?

Sealing Your Ductwork? OK, So What Are You Using?

January 31, 2013

Sealing your ductwork is one of the simplest ways to improve the efficiency of your Florida home’s cooling and heating systems. But just sticking some tape on the duct joints won’t do the job. For an effective, long-lasting seal and the greatest increase in energy efficiency, it’s important to use the right type of sealing …

Key Characteristics Of Best Duct System Design

Key Characteristics Of Best Duct System Design

January 8, 2013

The duct system design in your Florida home is an essential part of keeping your home comfortable and your energy bills low. Even the most efficient air conditioner (A/C), furnace or heat pump can’t do its job well if forced to rely on poorly designed ductwork. Whether you’re installing ductwork in an existing home or …

How To Know If Your Air Ducts Need A Professional Cleaning

How To Know If Your Air Ducts Need A Professional Cleaning

December 25, 2012

It’s winter, yet again, and if you’re like most homeowners, you are batting down the hatches as the cold settles in. Even though you live in Florida, where it’s warm and balmy much of the year, it still gets chilly at night, and that means that you’ll be running your furnace. No doubt, your air ducts …

Why A Duct Cleaning? Don’t You Dust The Rest Of The House?

Why A Duct Cleaning? Don’t You Dust The Rest Of The House?

June 21, 2012

Air ducts are a part of the house many homeowners never give much thought to, but to ignore them would be a mistake. Over time, ductwork can develop a substantial buildup of dust and other particles, which may find their way into your air supply. If you haven’t given much thought to your ductwork lately, …

Three Reasons To Consider Ductless Cooling For That Addition You’re Building

Three Reasons To Consider Ductless Cooling For That Addition You’re Building

May 22, 2012

If you’re adding on to your home and want an easy solution for air conditioning, consider ductless cooling. These are heat pumps that don’t use ducts to deliver cooled air, which simplifies new construction a great deal. Ductless mini splits offer as much cooling comfort as standard heat pumps, if not more, and offer three …

Your Spring To-Do List: Is Duct Cleaning On It?

Your Spring To-Do List: Is Duct Cleaning On It?

April 10, 2012

Your home is the place where your family spends the most time, so you want to ensure that it is clean and safe. That includes the air. Since threats like mold, dust and bacteria can work their way into your home via the ductwork, it’s important that they are cleaned by experienced professionals when necessary.