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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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What is Air Balancing?

December 7, 2017HVAC System

What is Air Balancing?If you're concerned that your HVAC system isn't operating as efficiently as it should, you might think it's the fault of the equipment. In fact, out of balance airflow through the system may be the underlying cause of your poor equipment performance. Proper air balancing not only ensures that your HVAC system runs efficiently and keeps your energy consumption in check, but it also reduces unnecessary strain on the equipment and provides better temperature control for greater comfort.

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All About Air Balancing For Your HomeIs your HVAC equipment in good working condition but you're having problems with temperature inconsistencies, humidity control and high energy bills? These types of issues are often related to poor air balancing in an HVAC system. Fortunately, there are steps a knowledgeable HVAC pro can take to correct air balance issues that can improve your system's performance and energy consumption and boost your comfort too.

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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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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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Preventative HVAC Maintenance Can Save You From Costly RepairsBefore the cooling season gets into full swing, schedule preventative HVAC maintenance to lower your energy bills and reduce the risk of an expensive repair. All HVAC equipment needs annual service from a licensed HVAC professional to keep it running at its peak performance for as long as possible.

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Maintenance 101: How to Extend the Life of Your HVAC SystemIf HVAC maintenance is somehow omitted from your spring maintenance checklist, write it in at the very top. If it made your list, put a star next to it. The HVAC system is a valuable investment in home comfort and the monthly energy budget. Repairing or replacing any component of the cooling and heating systems takes time and expense. Use these HVAC maintenance tips to achieve maximum performance and extend the life of your systems.

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Easy Ways to Reduce Dust in Your New Haven HomeIn addition to being a known allergen, dust is also an unsightly nuisance. While it's impossible to completely eliminate this pesky substance from your Fort Wayne home, there are a couple ways to reduce dust production, allowing those with allergies to breathe easier, and for you to go longer in between cleanings. 

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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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Improve Indoor Air Quality By Eliminating Dust MitesAlthough it’s ragweed season in the Fort Wayne area, that doesn’t necessarily mean that seasonal allergies are to blame when you’re dealing with a runny nose and watery eyes. The cause of those allergic reactions could be right in your own home.

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