Unsealed Ducts? You’re Wasting Energy and Money

A home with forced air heating or cooling uses a system of ductwork to distribute the conditioned air. In general, the ductwork is located out of sight, in an attic, a crawl space, the garage or basement. That means when something goes wrong with the ducts you may be unaware of it. What can go wrong with ducts? Plenty. Over time, the segments may become disconnected, or the ducts, which expand and contract from the pressure of conditioned air traveling…

Best Practices of Ductwork Design

If you are designing a new home or retrofitting areas in your current home, you certainly want and expect your contractors to use best practices of building science. The same is true for your ductwork system. Though, that wasn’t always the case when it came to construction. Read on to learn what you need to know about the tubes that carry the cooled and heated airflow that keep you comfortable. Metal, Fiberglass, or Plastic? Ducts are traditionally fabricated from thin…

It’s Necessary to Have Tight Ducts to Keep Heat Inside Your Home

San Diego has beautiful sunny days, but reliable heat is still important. Annual visits from experienced technicians are an important part of HVAC care. Here are red flags that professionals watch for: Air circulates through your home in ductwork. Tight ducts are important for the heated air to efficiently travel to the cooler areas of your home. If the ducts are leaky, the warmth is lost in uninsulated spaces in the walls and attic. The room or rooms with thermostats…

Energy Saving Tips for Your North County, San Diego Home

As the weather heats up, our San Diego and North County customers are always looking for ways to stay cool without seeing their energy bills skyrocket. So, we’ve compiled a list of tips that we, along with the California Consumer Energy Center, recommend for San Diego and North County homeowners. Following all, or even some of these tips can keep your electric bill down, while still allowing you to stay comfortable in your home this summer.…

How Can Professional Duct Cleaning Benefit Your San Diego Home?

The wind in the San Diego, La Costa, and Oceanside areas does its part to keep the air outdoors clean, but maintaining good air quality at home takes some extra effort. In some cases, professional duct cleaning should be part of that effort. Having dirty ducts cleaned can benefit you in a number of ways. Less dust in your air: A little dust isn’t harmful to most people, but when it reaches a certain level it can cause coughing and sneezing, not…

How to Install Heating Duct Insulation in Your Vista Home

Uninsulated HVAC heating ducts in attics, subfloors and basements regularly lose heat through the walls, consequently reducing the efficiency of your heating system. The best way to reverse this effect is to insulate all your ducts with non-conductive material. Insulating your heating ducts restricts heat loss, increases your system’s energy efficiency and reduces overall operational costs. While some homeowners consult contractors for this task, you can handle it yourself. All you have to do to is: Begin by carefully inspecting your entire…

No Better Time Than Fall to Clean Your Air Ducts

While most of your ductwork is hidden away, that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. After a busy cooling season, it’s likely that your ducts have accumulated dirt and debris and need a good cleaning. Cleaning your air ducts has several benefits and is fairly simple to do. Why You Should Clean Your Air Ducts The primary reason you need to keep your ducts free of dirt and other contaminants is to keep your indoor air quality high. When dirt or…