The same heating and cooling system that keeps you comfortable can also make you sick if you don’t take steps to keep it clean. The cool, moist coils inside these units are an ideal breeding ground for germs, viruses, and mold. Outside, ultraviolet rays in natural sunlight keep these tiny organisms at bay; inside, a Bryant® UV light from DuctWorks Heating & Air Conditioning kills them and neutralizes odors in your home.
Heating your home accounts for about 42 percent of your total energy use, so it makes sense to consider new ways to manage your comfort and budget. Heating and cooling experts like those at DuctWorks Heating & Air Conditioning are a great resource for tips on improving efficiency. Below are our top six suggestions for staying warm and saving money.
With a name like DuctWorks Heating & Air Conditioning, you might think we only work with ducted heating and central air conditioning. Not at all! We are experts when it comes to installing ductless split systems that bring treated air and total comfort to hard-to-control areas. They can be installed in older homes, additions, new construction, condominiums, apartments, and offices—wherever you need more than a fan, window air conditioner, or space heater.
Radon is an extremely toxic, cancer-causing, radioactive gas found in nearly 80 percent of Minnesota counties. All major health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control, the American Lung Association, and the American Medical Association, agree that radon presents a significant health risk for the general population. When inhaled, the gas gives off radioactive particles that damage cells lining the lungs. In general, there is no safe level of radon. Even breathing low levels of radon carries risk.
Spring is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for an air conditioner tune-up, sometimes called a clean & check. Research shows that regular maintenance for your air conditioning improves efficiency and keeps it operating at its best. Here are five surprising reasons to have your A/C system cleaned and inspected:
Identifying red flags can thwart major repairs
No matter how old your furnace is, there are noises you don’t want to hear it make—especially in the middle of the night or the dead of winter. Certain noises can alert you to potential problems—or indicate that you may need to call for furnace repair service. Here are five of the most common uncommon noises to listen for.
Loud Banging or Hard Knocks
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks poor indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental health risks in the country. The best way to address the risk to your health and comfort is to eliminate sources of pollution and bring fresh, clean air into your home since the outdoor air is less polluted than indoor air. Here are six easy ways to improve the quality of your home’s indoor air.