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To-Do When You Have a Dead Rodent in Your DuctworkWhen you have clean ductwork, you shouldn't notice any unpleasant odors wafting from the registers when your heating system is running. However, if you smell a foul scent whenever the blower cycles on, the most likely culprit is a dead rodent somewhere in your ductwork. A decomposing animal carcass not only smells awful, it's a breeding ground for unhealthy contaminants, so you'll want to get it removed promptly by:

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Clues That Your Ductwork is Becoming OldNothing lasts forever and that includes your home’s ductwork. Just as the average human being ages, your ductwork can become old and worn-out after years of faithful service. Old ductwork can have a sizable impact on your HVAC system’s energy efficiency and overall ability to keep your home comfortable. It can also impact your home’s indoor air quality — leaky joints and cracks caused by corrosion can let dirty air circulate throughout home.

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What is a Return Air Duct?The return air ducts are a key component of your HVAC system's air distribution network, but it's easy to overlook their importance since they don't send out heated or cooled air. To help you understand the vital role they play in maintaining your comfort and keeping the HVAC system working properly, let's take a closer look at what the return ducts actually do.

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What are the Principles of Ductwork Design?Today's ductwork design principles correct thermal losses, pressure imbalances and other errors that waste energy. In the past, design and fabrication of ducts were done with the aim of minimizing costs. If you're looking to improve your home's efficiency and comfort, you should be aware of the principles of modern ductwork design below.

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Tight Ducts Will Help Keep the Heat in Your Home Where it BelongsFort Wayne’s winters are frigid and snowy, so your furnace needs to be at peak performance before it gets cold. Repairs to heating ductwork are often neglected because the ducts aren't easily visible, however, this can lead to serious problems. Here are some suggestions on how to recognize broken or loose ducts:

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Do You Know these 5 Facts about Ductless Mini Splits?A ductless mini split is a type of heat pump designed for single rooms or small areas of the house. They can be very helpful if you're adding a new space or room onto your home that isn't connected to your regular HVAC system. Here are five important things to know about the ductless mini split.

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your DuctworkLike most things, residential ductwork doesn't last forever. At some point, a home's ducts will stop serving an effective role in your home's forced-air HVAC system. They'll begin leaking air or allowing dirty air to infiltrate your home, and they may get clogged with dust and debris. This will happen even sooner if they've been designed or installed incorrectly, or haven't been maintained properly. In most cases, faulty ducts can be repaired and cleaned, but in severe situations they may need replacement.

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The Importance of Duct Sealing for Home ComfortThe ducts that deliver conditioned air to all the rooms in your home are hidden from view, so you may not realize how their condition impacts your comfort. If the ducts are leaky or not properly insulated, as much as 30 percent of your HVAC system's output may not arrive at the registers. Professional duct sealing can eliminate this needless waste and boost your day-to-day home comfort.

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Keep Your Fort Wayne Home Efficient With Regular Duct MaintenanceWhen you're looking for ways to improve your home's energy efficiency, the network of air ducts hidden behind the walls and ceilings may not come to mind. If you haven't been keeping up with duct maintenance, holes, leaks, poor connections and a lack of insulation can rob you of 20 to 30 percent of HVAC system output.

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Duct Sealing Can Increase Your Home’s Energy EfficiencyThe benefit of a central air system is that it allows your entire home's temperature to be controlled from a single thermostat, with a single HVAC installation. But it also comes with a serious drawback: the ducts that deliver air to your living areas can develop leaks or tears that bleed off conditioned air before you can make use of it. When your ducts pass through crawl spaces and other passages outside of your living areas, this can lead to wasted energy and money. That's why duct sealing is so important.

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Keep Air Ducts Clean in Your New Haven Home and See Multiple BenefitsHave you noticed an excessive amount of dust near the registers for your ductwork? A small amount is normal, but when a significant amount becomes noticeable, a professional duct cleaning may be necessary. Dust and pollen circulating through the duct system can trigger symptoms in allergy sufferers in your household, as well as individuals who suffer from respiratory ailments. If you can't remember the last time your air ducts were cleaned, you may want to consider an inspection

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Unbalanced Airflow? Here's What That Can Lead ToAre you experiencing excessive temperature imbalances in your home? Although proper installation and maintenance of your HVAC system's ductwork is critical to the efficient functioning of your heating and cooling system, homes that experience unbalanced airflow may develop a number of uncomfortable and energy-wasting conditions, some of which can be assisted through simple modifications and repairs of the ductwork.

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Good Ductwork Design: What Is It?The average homeowner spends 20 to 30 percent more energy than necessary for cooling and heating bills due to leaky and inefficient ductwork. If you are constructing a new home or upgrading your old ducts or HVAC system, make sure your contractor knows the principles of good ductwork design by heart.

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Ductwork Won't Last Forever: Know When It's Time for a ChangeThe ductwork in your Fort Wayne area home acts as your HVAC system's circulatory system. If these air ducts are leaking, blocked or otherwise defective, it can cause a host of system issues, including poor heating and cooling efficiency, heightened energy costs, compromised indoor air quality, and uneven heating and cooling throughout your household.

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The Leaky Duct System in Your New Haven Home: Costing You Money and Compromising Your Air QualityYou probably don't think about your home's duct system, but you should. A typical duct system can lose up to 40 percent of conditioned air that flows through it. By making a few adjustments and having yearly maintenance done, you can save up to 20 percent on your heating and cooling costs every year.

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