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Duct Sealing: It’s Not a Job for Duct Tape!

Monday, May 1st, 2017

ducts-in-atticEveryone is getting ready for the coming of summer weather around here, and that means taking care of air conditioning maintenance jobs, both for homes and businesses. Maintaining your air conditioner with the help of our skilled technicians is the best way to ensure an AC that works without fault over the summer and won’t cost more to run than it should.

But there’s more to keeping your AC energy efficient than seeing it’s properly maintained. One of the big “energy thieves” in homes comes from leaks in the ductwork, and it’s something that people often don’t think about. Proper duct sealing from ventilation professionals can stop your HVAC system from losing from 20% to 30% of the air moving through it. Think about what that means: that’s air you pay to cool in the summer (or heat during the winter) that simply goes to waste. With the ducts sealed up, you’ll see significant savings on your monthly energy bills.

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Do I Need Duct Repair?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

If you have a ducted air conditioning system, your ductwork plays the vital role of delivering the cool air to your home’s living spaces. But like any other part of your air conditioning system, your ductwork can suffer from disrepair. It can sometimes be difficult to know when your ductwork needs help, so here are some common signs that can indicate it’s time to call for duct repair service in Eugene, OR:

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How Can Faulty Ductwork Affect My Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

It’s the middle of summer, and even we get hot in Eugene, OR. This is the time of year when we count on our air conditioning systems to provide the cool air we need. Like many homeowners, you had your AC system maintained by one of our professionals at the beginning of the season, but for some reason, you still aren’t getting the performance you should. So now we have to ask: how’s your ductwork? Faulty ductwork can have a big, negative effect on your summer cooling, and that may actually be the problem.

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How Duct Repair Can Save You Money on Your Heating Bill

Monday, February 16th, 2015

There are several types of heating systems available to homeowners today, including ductless heat pumps and radiant heating systems. Radiant heating systems use a boiler to heat water and move it to the various rooms of the house. A ductless heat pump operates much like an air conditioning system, with a refrigerant line, compressor, coils, and blower fans that help to move heat from one area to another, except that it can also move in reverse, carrying heat from the outdoor air to the inside of the house. The indoor unit mounts onto the wall, eliminating the need for ducts.

Despite all of these options, the most common types of heating systems use the ducts to deliver warm air into the home. In some cases, homeowners have ducted heat pumps for efficient heating and air conditioning. But far more often, homes are equipped with furnaces, which run either via electricity, heating oil, or a natural gas line. This is the most common heating system in the United States, mostly because it tends to be reliable, safe, and long-lasting—as long as you schedule regular maintenance.

If your well-maintained heating system runs into trouble, it may be because of the duct system. Unfortunately, ducts are prone to leaks. And when the ducts have leaks, your home won’t get enough warm air, which means it will take longer to raise the temperature. Your heater could struggle as a result, and some parts may begin to break down as they become overworked.

When a heating system begins to fail, many technicians tend to repair the broken parts and overlook the duct system as a possible source of the issue. But the ducts should be routinely inspected in order to make sure you don’t run into any heating issues because of them. Leaks in the ducts also force you to spend a lot more money on your heating bills as your heating system takes a lot longer to condition your home.

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the typical home heating and cooling system wastes about thirty percent of the energy it uses in the duct system. If you at all suspect that you need duct repair service for your home, or if it’s just been a while since anyone has checked out your system, call the friendly professionals at Comfort Flow Heating in Salem today.

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