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Easy Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality in Hartford, CT

Living in an urban environment like Hartford, CT can often make indoor air quality a priority for homeowners sensitive to allergens, or those who suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems. But no matter what your location...

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Why Can’t I Handle Ductwork Repairs on my Own?

Your ducts are an invaluable part of your air conditioning system, carrying cool air in the summer (and warm air in the winter) from a centralized unit into the four corners of your home. Because they’re often located in out-of-the-way spots, they don’t require a lot of maintenance beyond a cleaning every few years.

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Methods Used for Duct Sealing

When you hear the term “duct sealing,” do you immediately think of rolls of wide gray tape, stacked in the aisles of the hardware store or found near the mops and brooms in the “Household” row at the grocery store? I.e. “duct tape”? We understand…we wish it were different, but we understand.

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Common Ductwork Repair Issues

Ductwork is a major part of your air conditioning system. But because ductwork is not readily visible, developing and existing problems can be hard to detect. Like any other part of your air conditioning system, your ductwork can wear-out from regular use.

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How Duct Repair Benefits Your Heating and Cooling

You don't see most of the ductwork in your home, since it hides between walls and in the floors and ceilings, and you won't know how well-sealed it is to prevent the leaking of air that can causes a huge drop in air pressure. This integrity of your ducts is vital for the performance of your air conditioning system and forced air heater.

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3 Reasons to Consider Sealing Your Air Ducts

Using air ducts in order to distribute heated and cooled air throughout one's home is a very common practice. It is also a very effective means of doing so, and can be quite efficient. However, it is really up to you as the homeowner to decide just how efficient and effective your air ducts will operate. Whether due to a subpar installation or just years of accruing wear and tear, it is possible that your air ducts will wind up with weakened seals, tears, or holes due to corrosion or years of expanding and contracting.

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What is an HRV?

There are certain struggles that all homeowners face which can seem, at times, impossible to overcome. The quest for great energy efficiency while also maintaining high indoor air quality is one which many homeowners are tempted to write off as unachievable. We here at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning know better, though, and we encourage any homeowners considering giving up this pursuit to reconsider. With the use of an HRV (heat recovery ventilator) in your home, you can sufficiently ventilate your home in order to maintain great indoor air quality, without having to sacrifice energy efficiency in doing so.

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Common Indicators That Your Air Ducts Are Leaking

If you walked into your home and went to adjust the temperature at your thermostat, you'd probably notice if that thermostat had a big crack running through it. Much of your air conditioning system is just not as visible as your thermostat, though, ductwork included.

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Make Your Home More Efficient with a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Sacrificing your own comfort or that of your family is not something that you should have to do just to keep your heating and cooling costs down. Living in Connecticut means that you are able to enjoy all four seasons of the year, every year.

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Why Use UV Germicidal Lights?

We all want to live comfortably in our homes throughout the year. However, many homeowners make the mistake of assuming that all they have to do to make this the case is to keep their heating and air conditioning systems in fine working order.

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Why Use an HRV?

Now that the winter weather is starting to take hold, despite a relatively mild start to the season, you need to be thinking about the challenges that you may face in heating your home throughout the coldest time of the year. You want to live comfortably, of course, which is why you have a good heating system installed in your home in the first place.

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How Can Professional Duct Sealing Benefit Me?

Forced air heating and air conditioning systems, including furnaces, heat pumps, and central air conditioning systems, all use air ducts in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout the house. While this can be a very effective and efficient means of doing so, it can also be very problematic if the air ducts in your home are not in great working condition.

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Protect Your Indoor Air Quality with a Heat Recovery Ventilator

We understand that most homeowners will think primarily of the temperature in their homes when considering their overall comfort. Understandable as this may be, though, the fact remains that it is equally important that you keep your indoor air quality in mind.

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Don't Let Dry Air Stifle Your Comfort This Winter

Low humidity levels can be of serious concern during the winter season. While using your heater won't dry out your air in the way that running an air conditioner around the clock during the summer season will, you must remember that you are starting off with dryer air to begin with in the winter.

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Don't Let Dry Air Set Back Your Health and Comfort

Winter air is always drier than the air that surrounds you in the hot summer season.

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Are Your Air Ducts Working for You, or Against You?

Considering how important ductwork is to the operation of these systems, it's surprising as how often overlooked air ducts are.

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