HVAC is a Seasonal Business, What Homeowners Should Do in OctoberJonathan at Aeroseal
The hot summer months are ending which means the cold winter months coming. That’s how HVAC goes. It’s a seasonal business, and heating and cooling (HVAC) is top of mind for homeowners during these times.
Unfortunately, what is less known among homeowners is what to do in the Fall and Spring (a.k.a. “shoulder”) months. These times in between Summer and Winter are great opportunities to prepare for the next extreme temperature season.
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Use months like October to inspect your entire HVAC system to ensure it is providing you with utmost comfort, air quality, and energy efficiency all-year-round. We use the “three-legged stool” of HVAC as our inspection list: HVAC equipment (e.g. air conditioning boxes and furnaces), ductwork, and thermal envelope.
All-Seasons HVAC: The “Three-Legged Stool” of HVAC
Historically, the HVAC equipment has gotten most of the attention. However, within the last 5-10 years, many contractors and homeowners have realized the overlooked needs (and opportunities) associated with the ductwork systems and building envelopes of homes, and these “new” opportunities are not dependent on the typical seasonality associated with HVAC equipment.
The Importance of Ductwork in HVAC
Despite a plethora of research, many people still don’t understand the importance of ductwork in HVAC. In essence, without ductwork, “HVAC” would become “HAC” (Heating & Air Conditioning). Ductwork is what transports conditioned air from an AC unit or a furnace to the desired rooms to heat or cool in a house or building.
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Proper duct performance helps improve home comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ), and HVAC equipment efficiency. Plus, maintaining your ductwork can help your HVAC equipment (e.g. AC unit, furnace) last longer.
Are you a homeowner? Find an Aeroseal dealer near you to fix common HVAC issues in your home by sealing your ductwork, or contact the main Aeroseal corporate office: call us, email us, or leave a comment below.
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