My Heating Bills Seem Higher Than Normal, What’s Wrong?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

We enjoy a short winter season in Las Vegas, but we still need to have heating systems running during some of our evenings. During the time when you routinely run your furnace or heat pump, pay close attention to your energy bills. This is simply a good precaution for being able to tell if there’s something wrong with the heater.

If you are seeing a rise in your energy bills during the winter, and it isn’t because you’ve been using the heater more often, you’re probably wondering what’s causing it. There are a number of possibilities:

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How Air Leaks in Ducts Hurt Your Air Quality

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We’ve recently written about how the fall is an excellent time to schedule duct sealing for your home. In that post we emphasized how you can save money this way, eliminating up to 30% of the air that goes to waste through air leaks in the ventilation system. Scheduling duct testing is the best way to find out if you need to have leaks sealed up to improve your home’s energy performance.

But there’s another important reason to have your air ducts made airtight, and that’s to protect your indoor air quality. Those air leaks can lead to unhealthy air getting into your living space.

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The Benefits of Duct Sealing This Fall

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Have you noticed any of the following recently when your AC (or heater) is running?

  • Strange rattling sounds coming from the vents.
  • Musty or moldy smells in the rooms.
  • Hot or cold spots in the house where you don’t expect them.
  • A rise in utility bills that doesn’t correspond to an increase in cooling or heating use.

All of these signs can point toward damage in the air ducts that’s allowing air to escape from them. This is a common trouble with residential ventilation systems that can easily escape people’s notice. Although there are other possibilities for these symptoms, you should contact HVAC specialists and have the ductwork tested to make sure. If you have leaky ducts, professional duct sealing will solve the problem.

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Why Should My Ducts Be Professionally Sealed?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Your ductwork is an essential part of your central HVAC system. Properly installed and maintained ducts are vital to its efficiency. However, sometimes incidents do occur that cause breached ductwork. If your ducts are damaged and leak air, then your unit has to work harder to cool or heat more air throughout your home, wasting your energy and money. So, should you have your ducts professionally sealed?

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Is Duct Testing Really Worth It?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

One of the services that we provide to our customers is testing their ducts to see if they’re suffering from air leaks. If we discover that the ventilation ducts are losing air through gaps, holes, and other leaks, we can then take care of the job of sealing up the ductwork to restore their airtight integrity. Our technicians are skilled with this service and use the best equipment (such as metallic taps and mastic sealant) to see that our customers receive the finest job possible.

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Can I Take Care of Sealing My Ducts Using Duct Tape?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

We’d like to share with you one of the best kept secrets of the world of home repairs:

Duct tape is not actually designed for ducts!

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What Is Duct Testing and Should I Have It Done?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

If your home is like most, it has a complex network of air ducts running through the walls and in the ceilings. These ducts transport air from your air conditioner and forced-air heater to distribute comfort evenly around the rooms.

Because the ductwork is mostly hidden from your sight, it’s often difficult to tell if it has sustained damage and developed air leaks. Leaking ducts can be a serious problem, contributing to a loss of 30% of the air inside them (source: U.S. Department of Energy). That’s a lot of air that you pay to cool or heat that you don’t end up benefiting from.

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3 Tips for Saving Money on Air Conditioning

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Homes in Las Vegas devote a large amount of their monthly energy budget to the electricity that powers the air conditioning systems. These costs will rise during the middle of the year, but there isn’t any extensive downtime period for air conditioners in this climate. However, there are ways that you can get those high cost to move down. You may be wasting money with your air conditioner and not even realize it. We have some tips on how to rein in some of the year-round AC bills.

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