We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
Winter will soon be here, and now’s the time to make sure your home’s duct system is ready for the heating season. If your ductwork is not up to par, you’ll not only waste precious energy dollars, but you may also jeopardize the health and well-being of your family. The time is now to have your homes duct system inspected to correct any problems that are costing you energy, money and home comfort.
When you schedule an evaluation of your home’s duct system, the service technician will look for certain factors that are limiting the efficiency of your home’s heating system. You may have the best furnace that money can buy, but if your ductwork is in poor condition, you’re just wasting money.
The technician will look for:
Uninsulated ducts that run through unconditioned areas of your home such as crawlspaces, attics or basements that also lack insulation.
Rooms that have registers in them, but no heat or air coming through them. This means you may have a blind-alley duct that does not hook into your home’s duct system, or more often ducts that have been poorly designed.
Loose, torn or otherwise damaged duct sections that are leaking your heated air.
Insufficiently balanced return and supply ducts, or not enough return grilles. Some older homes only have one main return grille, when, ideally, they should be located in each main room.
Upon completing this inspection, your service technician will recommend what should be done to improve your home’s duct system and increase its efficiency. He or she may recommend insulating your ductwork. If it’s running through an uninsulated basement, for example, he may suggest you insulate your basement walls as well.