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Maintenance Checklist for Air Conditioning Ductwork

Maintaining your A/C ductwork is a vital part of HVAC maintenance.

How to Eliminate Mice From Your Home's Ductwork

Mice in your home's ventilation system can be a serious health hazard.

How to Identify Ductwork Problems

Telltale signs that something is wrong with ducting include higher than normal energy bills, uneven heating and cooling, and strange noises in the ductwork.

Home Ducting Options

Ductwork comes in many materials, shapes, and sizes. Here's how to choose the right style for your home.

HVAC Hacks: Energy-Saving Improvements You Can Make Yourself

Even a beginning DIYer can make these HVAC repairs.

Duct Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality

Duct cleaning is finding its way onto the maintenance schedules of many homeowners.

How to Place a Wall Air Vent

When calculating where to place a wall air vent, consider nearby rooms and electrical wiring.

Air Duct Cleaning

Is it necessary, recommended, or unsafe to clean your air ducts?

Tips for Getting Flood Water Out of Furnace Ducts

Flooding in your furnace ducts can cause considerable damage.

How to Install a Heating Vent

A heating vent is an appliance that allows hot air to escape or enter a room.

3 Necessary Duct Cleaning Tools

Like with any household task, cleaning out the ductwork requires the right tools for the job.

HVAC Duct Cleaning: Does It Prevent Health Problems?

Does having your ducts cleaned really have health benefits?

5 Common Kitchen Exhaust Fan Problems

You don't often realize how important your kitchen exhaust is until it breaks down.

2 Reasons Not to Install Heat Recovery Ventilation in Older Buildings

There are a couple of reasons why heat recovery ventilation isn't optimal for older buildings. If you

Troubleshooting a Furnace Duct: Banging Noises

Furnace ducts are responsible for bringing air and circulating it within the home.

Return Air Vent Efficiency and Proper Placement

Here's what you really need to know about your HVAC system.

Repairing Heating and Cooling Ducts

Unsealed or poorly sealed ducts can be one of the biggest energy and money losers in a home. Remember:

How to Seal Leaky Duct Joints

It only takes a few steps to patch up a leaky duct, but it can save you lots of cash down the line.

Duct Insulation and and Sealing Considerations

Before sealing or insulating your ducts, or calling a professional to, consider this article's general duct information and tips.

How to Clean a Car Air Vent

If your car smells bad or different than usual, it's time to clean your vehicle's air vents with these three steps.

How to Block Unwanted Air from a Heating Vent

Drafts from your vent or just too much air can cause discomfort. Fortunately there are several ways to adjust.

5 Tips for Reducing Heating Duct Noise

Don’t put up with excess noise from your home heating and cooling system. Do something about it with these tips.

5 Tips for Sizing Your Heating Ducts

Take the guesswork out of installing new ducting. Use these tips to calculate the proper duct sizes so your heating system can run efficiently.

Avoid Professional Duct Cleaning Scams

The best defense against professional duct cleaning scams is to educate yourself about the air circulation,

Vent Covers Impact Airflow and Decor

Vent covers are designed to cover an air or heating duct so there isn’t a hole in the wall or floor.

About Ductless Air Conditioning

Ductless air conditioning units – also called split air conditioning units – are air conditioning

Air Duct Installation Basics

Many older homes were built with air duct systems that do not meet today's standards. This is especially

Materials to Use for Vent Flashing

Vent flashing needs to be used in a variety of applications. You can find flashing around roof vents,

Installing Type B Vent Pipe

A type B vent pipe functions to remove potentially harmful gases and fumes that build up in a heating

How to Install Vent Flashing

It would be nice if vent flashing would last as long as the actual roof did. Unfortunately many of us

Repairing a Rotted Soffit

A soffit is a construction element on the outside of your home. It lies beneath the eaves on the front

How to Replace Air Vent Covers

Air vents are an important part of your air conditioning unit, so if you are concerned that your air

How to Maintain Your Return Air Vent

A return air vent is often used as part of a central heating system, and is necessary in order to prevent

How to Build a Soffit

A soffit can be built for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s to enclose a series of ducts, sometimes

How to Clean an Air Conditioner Vent

The vents in your AC unit help to keep the machine running. Yet your air conditioner vent can attract

How to Seal an Air Duct Vent

An air duct vent can sometimes develop a problem which causes them to leak. Sometimes this can mean that

How to Repair a Broken Air Vent Fan

As with everything in life, from time to time your air vent fan may become damaged or broken. Old age

Changing Air Vent Filters

Changing your air vent filter is a great way to keep adequate heat or air flowing freely through your

How to Cut a Hole for Your Roof Air Vent

Cutting a hole to fit a roof air vent does not have to be a very complicated process. If you have any

How to Recover Items in Your Floor Air Vent

If you have a floor air vent, then it is likely that you will drop things down the vent from time to

How to Install an Air Vent Valve

An air vent valve is used to control the flow of air through a system. If you have an air vent valve

How to Replace a Radiator Air Vent

Replacing your radiator air vent every decade or so can be a good idea to keep your radiator running

Insulating Your Ducts for a Complete Heating System

Insulating ducts is an important part of your heating and cooling system. Insulating your ducts can seem

Choosing the Best Insulating Duct Materials for Your Air Ducts

Insulating ducts can be quite a challenge if you are unaware of the different types of air ducts and

How to Green Your Insulating Ducts

Every homeowner could probably save more money than they do currently if they knew how, and one way to