What Is the Cost to Move HVAC Ductwork?

March 17, 2023 | Air Conditioning

You might consider moving HVAC ductwork to improve efficiency or add living space. A simple ductwork modification can cost a few hundred dollars. However, you may spend thousands to replace ductwork and move it to a different location. The expenses of such a project depend on a few factors, so can vary significantly from one […]

Do I Need Separate Heating and Cooling Systems?

February 24, 2023 | Air ConditioningHeat PumpHeating

In the United States, most people use a furnace to heat their homes. Central air conditioners are pretty much standard when it comes to cooling them. But are separate heating and cooling systems always necessary? Depending on where you live, you may use only one system for half of the year, yet have to pay […]

How to Replace Air Ducts in the Attic

February 17, 2023 | Air Conditioning

Most people rarely spend time in the attic so don’t think about the ductwork up there. Nonetheless, the design and condition of attic ducts can impact comfort, efficiency, and air quality throughout your home. A contractor should install, inspect, and replace them. But many homeowners we speak to want to know more about the process. […]

How Much Does Metal Ductwork Cost?

February 10, 2023 | Air Conditioning

As of the summer of 2022, HVAC ductwork cost $10 to $25 per linear foot on average, according to HomeAdvisor. The average total cost of installing ductwork alone ranged up to $2,065. This is changing as prices have continued to rise. Nonetheless, the material type is one of many factors affecting the cost of installing […]

Tips for Installing Ductwork in an Old House

January 27, 2023 | Air ConditioningHeating

Old homes can be charming but often lack the comfort and convenience of modern heating and cooling systems. Updating your HVAC unit usually requires installing bulky air ducts. While the property may not have been designed for ductwork, there are options for you to reap the benefits of a fully conditioned space. Installing ductwork in […]

How to Know You Need an AC Refrigerant Recharge

January 13, 2023 | Air Conditioning

Your air conditioner will need to be “recharged” if it’s low on refrigerant. The process includes adding coolant and pressurizing the system as well as checking for leaks. After all, an AC doesn’t burn up refrigerant. It circulates through a closed system so if it’s low, there’s almost certainly a problem. But how do you […]

What Happens If You Put R410A in an R22 System?

December 23, 2022 | Air Conditioning

One sign that it’s time for an AC replacement is when your system still uses R22 refrigerant. Also known as Freon, R22 was banned due to its contribution to ozone layer depletion and ecological harm. Freon is becoming scarcer and more expensive as a result. The new standard, R410A, is more environmentally friendly but cannot […]

Tips to Prepare for HVAC Installation

December 2, 2022 | Air Conditioning

A reputable HVAC installation company should have an established process for ensuring the job goes smoothly with minimal disruption. There are things you can do as well. In this article, we will provide some tips to help installers work more efficiently. While there’ll be a lot of activity and noise on installation day, these recommendations […]

How Do I Find My HVAC Intake?

November 18, 2022 | Air Conditioning

Your HVAC system contains numerous vents. The HVAC intake supplies fresh air to your furnace from outside your house. It delivers clean air and oxygen that enable the furnace to run efficiently and prevents the system from drawing air in from unconditioned areas, which can reduce air quality. You may wonder where your HVAC intake […]

Is R22 Colder than R410A Refrigerant?

November 11, 2022 | Air Conditioning

Newer air conditioners are designed to use R410A refrigerant. A phase-out of R22, or Freon, began in 2010 after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found it was contributing to ozone layer depletion and ecological damage. No more AC units that use R22 are being built, and the old refrigerant is no longer being manufactured or […]