Ductless Mini Splits: Why Annual Maintenance Is Critical To Ensuring Peak Performance

By |July 17th, 2012|Ductwork|

In central Arizona, many homeowners are choosing ductless mini splits as the best choice for cooling and heating room additions and retrofits. To get the most out of your system, or if you’re considering purchasing a ductless mini split, remember that annual maintenance is important for optimal home comfort and maximum energy efficiency.   […]

Duct Sealing Takes Unruly Energy Bills And Reforms Them

By |July 5th, 2012|Air ducts, Ductwork|

If your energy bills are getting out of control in your central Arizona home, maybe it’s time to look where your cooled air is going. […]

A 5-Step Guide To Optimal Ductwork Design

By |April 12th, 2012|Ductwork|

Optimal ductwork design is absolutely critical if your heating and cooling system is to perform at maximum capacity. Think of the ductwork as the delivery system for the conditioned air your chosen equipment produces. Even [...]

Duct Sealing Helps Manage Unruly Heating Bills

By |March 15th, 2012|Air ducts, Ductwork|

Duct leaks release about 20 percent of the heated or cooled air in most homes. Heating and air conditioning make up a large portion of most utility bills, so these leaks could be costing you [...]

Do Your Duct Returns Rate High? If Not, Your Home’s Airflow May Be Less Than Ideal

By |March 8th, 2012|Ductwork|

Return air ducts send conditioned air from a room back to the heating or cooling unit of your home. Duct returns and grills are placed throughout your home for a sufficient flow of air to [...]

Duct Efficiency Is (Partly) Determined By Insulation

By |January 27th, 2012|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Ductwork, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance, Ventilation|

The heating and cooling efficiency of your home is the result of several factors, including air sealing, upgrading insulation and using an efficient HVAC system, that combine to achieve energy savings for Phoenix Valley homeowners. [...]

You Might Know That Changing Air Filters Regularly Is Important, But Do You Know Why?

By |November 1st, 2011|Air ducts, Air Filters, Ductwork, Filtration, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance|

Even though you may use your furnace, boiler or other heating system less than your air conditioner, it’s still important to give your heating system the  annual maintenance it needs to run properly. Here are [...]

Seal The Leaks In Your Ductwork, And You’ll Soon Plug The Drain On Your Pocketbook

By |August 16th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Ductwork, Energy Evaluations, Heating, Service & Maintenance|

Anything that leaks costs money. If the gas line in your vehicle, your water pipes or your car tire leak, it costs you. The same situation applies to your ductwork. Studies have shown that an average home loses about 20 percent of its conditioned air before it even enters the habitable spaces. That’s 20 percent of what it costs you to stay warm or cool. […]

Adding On To Your Home? Why A Ductless Mini-Split System Can Make Sense

By |August 2nd, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Ductwork, Energy Evaluations, Heating, Service & Maintenance|

The ductless mini-split system has been gaining in popularity. It’s a cooling (or heating and cooling) system that has been around in Asian and European countries for years. The Japanese have made wide use of these systems because a large home comfort system with ducting is not practical in crowded neighborhoods. These systems were developed to provide comfort in a small space. Their practicality has many applications here in the Phoenix Valley area as well. […]

Valley Homeowners: How Much Preventive Maintenance Does Your Heat Pump Require?

By |July 14th, 2011|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Air Filters, Ductwork, Fans, Heat Pump, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance, Service & Maintenance, Thermostats, Ventilation|

Heat pumps offer Phoenix Valley homeowners an energy-efficient alternative to traditional forms of heating and cooling. However, to enjoy that efficiency, you have to properly maintain your system. In fact, routine professional maintenance can reduce energy-consumption by as much as 25 percent annually. But what is preventive maintenance and how often should it be performed? […]