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Have Your Air Ducts Tested This Spring

Monday, February 27th, 2017

ducts-in-atticIf you noticed any problems with uneven heating, subpar indoor air quality, or high heating costs this winter, and you use a forced air heating system such as a furnace or a heat pump, then leaky ductwork may be to blame. If you use a radiant heating system, but are starting to think about your central AC as we move toward the end of the heating season, you may want to have your ducts tested. It doesn’t matter if you use air ducts in both heating and cooling your home, or just for one or the other. They play a major role in your home, and must be kept in outstanding working condition. That is why we offer both duct testing and duct sealing in Des Moines, IL.

Just because your air ducts are hidden away from view does not mean that you can afford to put them out of mind. Doing so only it makes it more likely that existing problems with your air ducts will get worse. Consider the following tips and information, and be sure to let the indoor air quality experts on our team address any issues with your air ducts.

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When Should I Consider Professional Duct Testing?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

You hopefully understand that your HVAC system has to be tuned up on an annual basis. Your AC and  your heater both require annual maintenance in order to function as efficiently and effectively as possible. What you may forget, though, is that other components in the system can also be a source of trouble. Leaky ductwork is one of the most common and most serious sources of energy loss in homes throughout the country. You may not need to have your air ducts tested on an annual basis, but it is important that you understand some basic warning signs that your ductwork is in trouble. That way, you can schedule professional duct testing in Des Moines, IA promptly, in order to determine if your ducts are compromised.

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