Having a humid home can make you feel incredibly uncomfortable at the very least, but humidity can also have a negative impact on your health, and even damage your walls and furniture.
If your home is uncomfortable, or unusually humid, it could be caused by several factors, one of which is yourHVAC system.
What factors could be causing humidity in your home?
One of the most common factors behind an uncomfortably home is:
The weather and/or… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on May 6, 2022 at 7:23am —
It’s a shocking fact that as many as 17,000 home dryer fires are reported in the U.S. every single year, and in some instances, the fires have even gone on to cause deaths, injuries and millions of dollars in property loss. Want to know what’s responsible for almost a third of all dryer fires? Dirty dryer vents.
Many families use their dryers every day, and don’t always think to check the vents for a build-up of dirt and lint. However, failure to do so could mean that your clothes… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on May 6, 2022 at 6:59am —
While some common problems with HVAC systems are easy to fix yourself, such as changing a dirty filter, others require help from a local technician. To help you distinguish which problem your HVAC is experiencing, and what you need to do to get it fixed, here is a list of the 5 most common HVAC complaints:
1. Grubby filters
The filters in your HVAC should be changed at least twice a year; some households may need to change them more often. They can get pretty grubby over… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on May 6, 2022 at 6:24am —
Most people don’t look inside the ducts of their HVAC units, and if you knew what might be lurking inside them, you probably wouldn’t want to! However, clean air ducts
are the key to an effective heating and cooling system in your home, so if you aren’t looking inside them, someone needs to be.
Dirty air ducts are a common problem, in fact, pretty much all cooling and heating systems will experience dirty vents at some… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on February 10, 2022 at 4:09am —
Longevity is something we wish for in all our electric appliances within the home, but oftentimes, we’re not really sure how to prolong their life, or are unwittingly doing things with them that serve only to shorten their lifespan.
Did you know that there are some things you can do to prolong the life of your dryer? And if, like many American households, you use your dryer daily, this has to be good news.
Follow the steps below to help your dryer continue drying, for… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on February 10, 2022 at 3:55am —
In many commercial buildings, air ducts provide welcome relief from hot and cold weather conditions, but as well as keeping everyone within the building at a comfortable temperature, the ducts also act as an air filter, circulating cleaner air with fewer particles in it, for you and your employees to breathe.
With this in mind, it’s easy to see just how important it is to have the ducts cleaned by a professional duct cleaning service, regularly, so that they can continue bringing… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on February 10, 2022 at 3:15am —
The HVAC system is one of the major investments people make in their homes. The system that provides you with cooling or heating at a time when you need it, without any hassle, is what makes the summers and winters bearable. The most significant portion of your HVAC system is the air ducts.
Treated air flowing through these ducts is supposed to be fresh and clean enough to meet the health standards. However, with time, these ducts get clogged with dirt, dust and grime. This makes… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on January 6, 2022 at 5:49am —
Many people have questions about the importance of dryer vent cleaning
. Many are concerned, but few actually do anything about it until something bad happens.
The dryer vent is designed to keep the moisture away from your home and out of the air, this is especially important in areas that are prone to flooding. If you live in an area with seasonal floods or experience heavy rainstorms on a regular basis, then you need to… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on January 6, 2022 at 5:37am —
HVAC systems are a very expensive investment, so it is important to maintain them properly. These systems can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, so it is important to keep them in good shape. You want to make sure that you are taking care of your HVAC system so that it will continue working for a long time. There are many ways you can do this and the first thing that you need to do is schedule regular maintenance for your HVAC… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on January 6, 2022 at 5:17am —
The HVAC system is a very important part of every building. It provides the basic needs of every structure; it is responsible for the temperature control and air circulation inside any enclosed place. Maintenance must be done regularly to ensure that your home or office is comfortable at all times and that the equipment functions properly. If you have PTAC units in your bedroom or living room, you can improve the quality of your sleep by cleaning the filters regularly.
PTAC units… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on January 6, 2022 at 4:55am —
All too often, allergies and other health issues are not considered to be caused by the homes we live in and the air we breathe when in them. However, both research and evidence has consistently shown that in a good number of instances, our homes are responsible for making us sick.
Pollutants carried around our homes via dirty air ducts in HVAC systems, are responsible for causing a multitude of health problems for… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on December 7, 2021 at 12:31am —
In homes with HVAC systems, the ducts distribute conditioned air around your home, but in a great many instances, as much as 20% of that air gets lost due to problems such as leaks, holes or ducts that have been poorly or incorrectly connected. When this happens, you’ll usually begin to notice higher energy bills and difficulty maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the home.
Along with leaks in the ducts, your system could also have dirty filters, low refrigerant,… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on December 7, 2021 at 12:18am —
In the U.S. alone, more than 30% of adults regularly suffer from allergies, and this number is thought to be even higher in children. While allergies and their symptoms may be mild for some, for others they can be extremely detrimental to their health and can even prevent them from living a normal life. So, what’s causing these allergies?
With the average home in America playing host to more than double the amount of pollutants typically found outside, the very air we’re breathing… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on December 7, 2021 at 12:08am —
Did you know that as many as 90% of dust and mold particles found in the US, present a poisoning risk to humans? Dust and mold are more than just an unsightly and inconvenient problem in our homes and businesses, they’re a hazard that if left unchecked, can aggravate allergies, cause respiratory problems and myriad other health concerns for people.
Below are just some of the problems both you and your employees can expect to encounter, if the… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on December 6, 2021 at 11:49pm —
Did you know that one of America’s most common appliancesare the leading cause of house fires in the country?
Dryers are used in millions of American homes every single day, but when not used correctly or cleaned appropriately, they can be the cause of devastating house fires, some of which have even been known to claim lives.
To keep you, your home and all of its occupants safe, follow these 8 simple dryer tips:
1. Always get your dryer professionally… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on November 8, 2021 at 3:36am —
The very air we breathe is often responsible for how we feel, both mentally and physically, and that includes the air inside our homes, too. To perform at our optimum every day, we need to reduce the number of pollutants that we’re exposed to on a daily base, and having our HVAC air ducts regularly cleaned can contribute significantly towards this.
Why is air quality in our homes so important?
Poor indoor air quality can have an immediate negative impact upon our health,… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on November 8, 2021 at 3:04am —
Air ducts are installed and then left on their own in most households. Very few residents understand the concept of dust and dirt accumulation and its repercussions. If you have an HVAC system running 24/7 for the whole year, the chances of it being heavily clogged are very high.
This is the reason why HVAC experts recommend periodic air duct inspection and cleaning. Finding a competent air duct cleaning service is a chore… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on September 24, 2021 at 6:29am —
Every homeowner uses a washing machine and dryer almost two to three times a week. If they have kids, the dryer usage can go up to alternate days of washing and drying clothes. Despite being an everyday used home appliance, dryers are never thoroughly cleaned.
If you think just cleaning the dryer filter and taking out the lint from the dryer is adequate, you are gravely mistaken. Dryer vents need an equal amount of attention and cleaning, as they pose a safety hazard if ignored… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on September 24, 2021 at 5:36am —
HVAC systems receive their fair share of maintenance and repair from time to time but the ducts carrying the air are not maintained like them. Like the HVAC systems, the ventilation ducts get clogged with dust, dirt, cobwebs, etc. when left unattended for a long time. Opting for a duct cleaning service amid this Covid-19 pandemic is another challenge in itself. This post will shed some light on how to prepare your home and yourself if you want to conduct a duct cleaning… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on August 24, 2021 at 1:52am —
Unlike most home appliances, the dryer witnesses frequent action throughout its lifecycle. It is almost used daily in every household to clean and dry clothes faster. But the dryer tends to be one of the most ignored home appliances too as users perceive that it requires no cleaning or maintenance. The dryer pulls humidity from outside and dries the clothes using the warm air. Over time lint builds up in the vents along with the usual dirt and dust that spoils your already clean clothes. This… Continue
Added by Duct Gurus on August 24, 2021 at 1:30am —