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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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Common Air Conditioner Problems That Will Work Against You This SummerSpringtime in the Fort Wayne area is an excellent time to discover and correct common air conditioner problems to keep your system running efficiently during the hot, muggy days of summer.  As a homeowner, you can examine several parts of the air conditioner to determine if you can make simple changes or whether a certified technician should make the repairs during annual maintenance. Several common air conditioner problems you can correct or report to your technician include:

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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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Fall: Perfect Time for an Energy Evaluation in Your Fort Wayne HomeWhile you can have an energy evaluation performed any time of year, fall is a particularly good time because the bitter Indiana winter is on its way. If you implement the points brought up in an energy evaluation, you could put 5 to 30 percent of your energy bills back in your pocket.

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Hartman 10.3.13Energy-conscious consumers know that having quality insulation and double-paned storm windows can reduce heating and cooling costs. However, it's easy to forget that keeping energy costs down requires you to regularly review your home for air leaks and any places where air sealing is necessary. 

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Has Your Air Conditioner Come to the End of the Line? The Telling SignsThe sweltering months of summer are here, bringing with them searing temperatures and high humidity. If your air conditioning system fails, you are faced with a tough decision made harder by the uncomfortable conditions. Should you repair your existing unit, or opt for total replacement? Several factors can help you determine which route to take and restore the comfort levels in your home.

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Is Your Fort Wayne Area Home in Need of Duct Cleaning?Do you need duct cleaning performed in your Fort Wayne area home? Some experts suggest that keeping up on your filter changes is enough to keep your indoor air quality at a healthy level. While proper filter maintenance will keep dust and debris from getting into your ductwork, there are times when a duct inspection and cleaning are necessary.

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Keep Your Energy Costs Under Control With These Practical PointersKeeping your energy costs down during the cooling season in the Fort Wayne area could be as easy as keeping your air conditioner clean and well maintained. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that half of your energy bill goes toward cooling and heating your home. The federal agency also reports that a regular tune-up can cut operating costs by as much as 25 percent.

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