HVAC FAQ

Her are a few of the HVAC questions that we get on a regular basis. We thought we would share them with you to save the both of us time if they are similar to the HVAC questions you have on your mind. If they fail to answer your questions completely please still feel free to call us and we would be happy to answer your question over the phone.

Question: I keep hearing things about mold forming in the ductwork of HVAC systems and the potential health problems that go along with that. I am concerned because I have two kids that are very sensitive to mold. What can I do to make sure my ductwork has no mold in it?

A: First of all before answering your excellent question we need to address the formation of mold in HVAC ductwork. An HVAC system in 99% of the cases produces no moisture at all and actually helps control moisture levels in your home.

That simply means that if mold is growing in your HVAC system you have a moisture problem in your building structure not with your HVAC unit. If you are experiencing mold in your ductwork you need to be concerned with sealing up other areas of your home where moisture gets in. We would be happy to come out and inspect your air ducts and system just to be sure your moisture problem does not originate in them.
Part of the problem here is that some HVAC companies like to profit on people’s fears like this and the little fish gets bigger in the end of the story than it was at the beginning.

Question: I just purchased an HVAC system from you that will be installed for me after it arrives to your warehouse. I recently had a conversation with a friend who said he was burning way too much gas running his heating and air conditioning because his ductwork was not sealed properly. How can you assure me I will not have this problem with your company?

A: The first part of assuring you that this will not be a problem with your ductwork is to tell you we have the best trained individuals installing only the finest quality products for you. Our quality products are made to go together with air tight seals and we take this one step further by following the national HVAC governing body’s recommendation for sealing ductwork.

The second thing we do is check for leaks after installing the system. We feel this is necessary because it is much easier to fix any potential problems before the ductwork in your home has been sealed in by the walls. We will measure the pressure going in and out of the system when first checking the unit after installation to make sure that your new system is running great. We fully realize that it does you no good if your new high efficiency furnace is losing heat where it should not be while running.