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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…

Ceiling Fans: A Simple Springtime Fix May Lie Overhead

Spring is afoot, and the key to saving money on energy bills and keeping your home cool this summer may be hanging overhead and depend on your ceiling fan direction. Whether you live near the coast, in a valley or in the mountains, you’re sure to have those San Diego days when the temperature spikes and your home begins to feel a little warmer than you’d like it to. A great way to counteract Mother Nature’s heat waves is to make…

Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency With Duct Sealing

Every component of your HVAC system should be considered when trying to maximize you renergy efficiency. Ductwork is an important component that frequently gets overlooked. According to experts, it’s common for older homes to have leaky ducts that are undermining the efficiency of the HVAC system by about 20 percent. If your home suffers from leaky ductwork, duct sealing is a relatively easy and cost-effective way to boost your HVAC system’s efficiency.…

5 Tips For Weatherizing Your Home To Reduce Its Cooling Load

Weatherizing your home is easy if you understand how cooling loads work. Every home has a unique cooling load, or the amount of cooled air your home requires to stay comfortable inside. What is not unique to a home, however, is how cooling is lost. Most homes lose valuable cooled air in many of the same ways, and these five tips will help you succeed in weatherizing your home against summer’s heat.…