Tight Ducts Are a Winning Tactic for Lowering Your Energy Bills

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Tight Ducts Are a Winning Tactic for Lowering Your Energy BillsIn most contemporary homes, approximately 20 percent of the conditioned air flowing through ductwork is lost through holes, leaks and poor duct connections. Inefficient air delivery in your Fresno-area home can lead to uncomfortable indoor temperatures and higher energy bills. Ensure your home has tight ducts for increased comfort at home and in your wallet.

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Signs Your Ductwork Is Too Old to Do the Job

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Signs Your Ductwork Is Too Old to Do the JobIs your ductwork beginning to show its age? That often happens much sooner than homeowners expect, since price often takes priority over quality in builders’ minds when it comes to air ducts. Since a deteriorating air duct system can reduce your home’s energy efficiency, it will increase your energy bills, and can cost you in terms of home comfort and indoor air quality as well. So how do you know whether your ductwork needs replacement?

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Common Ductwork Obstructions That May Be Impeding Your Home’s Airflow

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Common Ductwork Obstructions That May Be Impeding Your Home's AirflowDuctwork obstructions can be costly. When airflow is impeded, it requires extra work and energy by your heating and cooling equipment to meet your desired thermostat settings, which elevates your utility bills. It also causes more wear and tear on these systems, which increases your repair bills. Airflow obstructions have a negative impact on your whole-home comfort and indoor air quality. The sooner you have them addressed and repaired, the sooner these issues will be resolved.

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Duct System Design for a Redo or New Home: Get It Right

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Duct System Design for a Redo or New Home: Get It RightDuct system design is an important part of any home’s forced-air heating and cooling system. If not done right, it can result in years of energy losses, decreased efficiency, and possibly even lowered air quality. Your ducts’ job is to deliver conditioned air throughout your home, and then return air to the HVAC equipment to be reheated or cooled. If air is being lost through leaky or defective ducts, or heat is transferring in and out of uninsulated ducts, you’re paying to condition air that’s not getting where it’s supposed to go.

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Ailing Ducts: Pinpoint the Cause and Find a Cure

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Ailing Ducts: Pinpoint the Cause and Find a CureIssues with inadequate home comfort and high energy bills often can be traced back to poor duct design. Use this handy guide to identify possible issues with air ducts, and remedy duct problems for a major boost in home comfort and a reduction in energy bills.

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Design It Right, And Your Duct System Will Deliver

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Whether you’re building a new home or retrofitting an older one, it pays to take the time to design your duct system right. A poorly designed duct system nearly guarantees you’ll reap less-than-desirable effects including:

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Considering New Ductwork Design And Installation? Get A Custom Job From Donald Dick

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Considering New Ductwork Design And Installation? Get A Custom Job From Donald DickWhether you’re adding forced-air heating and cooling systems to your home or you want to renovate your existing ductwork, you’ll want proper ductwork design and installation that’s tailored for your home. At Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning, we provide custom designs that help your heating and cooling system deliver the highest indoor comfort possible. With our more than 40 years of experience, you know you’ve come to the right place.

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If You Notice These Signs, You Have A Ductwork Problem

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

If You Notice These Signs, You Have A Ductwork ProblemA ductwork problem in your home may substantially increase your energy bills, increase the workload on your heating and cooling systems, and cause significant discomfort for you and your family.

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Duct Certification And Sheet Metal Fabrication — Two Services We Provide To The Fresno Area

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Duct Certification And Sheet Metal Fabrication -- Two Services We Provide To The Fresno AreaDuct leakage can account for as much as 20 percent of the energy consumed by an average residence. It’s a major source of high utility costs for Fresno homeowners. California’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) requires duct certification after a new central air conditioner or furnace is installed. The requirement has been extended to apply to change-out of individual components, as well, such as an air-handler, coil, or installation of more than 40 feet of ductwork. After the installation, an inspection must be carried out by a professional HVAC contractor using industry-standard equipment and practices. If leakage greater than 15 percent of system airflow is determined, duct sealing is required.

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Sealed Ductwork Is Energy-Efficient Ductwork

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Sealed Ductwork Is Energy-Efficient DuctworkAn energy-efficient cooling and heating system can give you numerous benefits. If you’re not ready to upgrade to a new system, you can do a number of things to increase your home’s energy efficiency, including sealing your ductwork.

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