1. Carbon Monoxide 101

    Cool weather is on its way, and even though Florida doesn't get as icy as states up north, we still get chilly, and our humidity can make lower temperatures especially potent. That means thousands of people are turning on their furnaces and boilers, depending on them to inject warmth into their home…Read More

  2. How to Keep Pests Out of Your HVAC System

    All HVAC systems need to be able to pull air in from the outside. That means there have to be openings in your home's exterior through which air can flow, and unfortunately, pests can get through those openings and enter your home. Systems that are well-taken-care-of have plenty of safeguards to kee…Read More

  3. Common HVAC Noises and What They Mean

    We all expect some noise out of our HVAC systems. In fact, if you're feeling too cold or too hot, the sound of the HVAC system starting up can be one of the most comforting sounds of all. However, if the noise changes oddly or starts to interfere with daily activities, you don't have to put up with …Read More

  4. Take Control of Your Energy Usage with the Right Thermostat

    Improving energy efficiency isn't just good for the environment; it's good for your wallet. One of the main areas for improvement is your heating and cooling system. If you have both air conditioning and heating, your system works all year round, which means it constantly eats your income. There are…Read More

  5. How Often Do Your Ducts Need Cleaning?

    When you own a house, there are lots of maintenance items to consider year-round. The roof, the paint, the hot water heater, the dishwasher, the gutters, the yard ... the laundry list is long. In our experience in the duct and HVAC business, we've discovered that HVAC isn't always very high on homeo…Read More

  6. Is Your Indoor Air Quality Bad?

    Some people struggle the instant their indoor air gets a little contaminated. Others won't notice anything until the problem gets really strong. No matter if you're sensitive to air quality or not, it's very important to keep your indoor air clean and clear. In order to maintain your air quality, …Read More

  7. Air Humidity 101

    As a species, we used to spend a lot of our lives outside, breathing the outside air. Windows and insulation weren’t that great (if you had any), so you pretty much breathed outdoor air whether you were indoors or not. This is not the case any longer! Another thing that has changed since the old d…Read More

  8. Chinese Drywall

    Some time ago we received a call from a Realtor representing a buyer on a residential real estate closing in Miramar, Florida. The realtor was concerned for his clients because the property used to have Chinese Drywall. Apparently, all the drywall in the unit was removed and replaced but no one actu…Read More

  9. 5 Things You Can Do About Rodent Odor in Your Ducts

    Here at DUCTZ we often get calls in regards to Mice or Rat problems in someone’s air duct system. We felt it would be useful to give some tips on what you can and should do about any rodent issue in your duct system. This August, we (DUCTZ indoor Air Professionals) were contacted by a realtor who …Read More