Monthly Archives: May 2017

Is there a thief in Your Ductwork?

Is there a Thief in Your Ductwork? Read This. Leaky ductwork steals away system performance, taking with it your investment in high-efficiency equipment. For example, a 13 SEER air conditioning unit connected to a leaky duct system with a 30% leakage costs as much to operate as a less expensive 10 SEER unit connected to [...]

Heat Pumps and Air Flow

Heat Pumps and Air Flow Poor installation, duct losses, and inadequate maintenance are more of a problem for heat pumps than for combustion furnaces. A growing body of evidence suggests that most heat pumps have significant installation or service problems that reduce performance and efficiency. According to a report on research funded by Energy Star [...]