What do you know about your Ductwork? A lot of people think that ducts move heated or cooled air from point A to point B. This is true but there is more to it. Your ductwork can play a part in your energy bills also. The ducts in you home need to be just the right size to work properly. If you duct work is too wide the air will just fill them up and move slowly through your home. When your ductwork is too small it will be the same as you breathing through a straw! Your air conditioner work hard enough as it is, there is no need to have its air flow restricted. Fahrenheit Mechanicals has been working in Chicago for over 19 years. We are the trusted name when it comes to Heating & Cooling system installation and repairs.
- Custom fabricate sheet metal
- Lower energy bills
- Proper fit for home and system
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In many cases we can complete your duct modifications and installation in one day, even if your entire duct system needs to be replaced. If necessary, we can custom fabricate sheet metal for your ductwork to build any necessary parts for your new duct system. The next time you need duct fabrication, don’t struggle to decide who you should call – make the right choice the first time by calling Fahrenheit Mechanical Inc!
What does HVAC mean?
HVAC (pronounced h-vack or spelled out) stands for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. The three functions of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning are closely interrelated. All seek to provide thermal comfort, acceptable indoor air quality, and reasonable installation, operation, and maintenance costs. HVAC systems can provide ventilation, reduce air infiltration, and maintain pressure relationships between spaces. Your heating and air technician goes by the name of HVAC contractor, and can provide heating repair expertise.
What's causing my ductwork to pop when the furnace starts or stops?
A popping disturbance is a typically sign of an under-sized duct design. It may have to do with greater air flow than the duct work can handle. Improper duct work layout can cause a number of ventilation and air quality problems, including:
- excessive noise
- higher energy consumption
- lowered lifespan of the system
- uneven heating & cooling throughout your home
- damaged compressor in summer
- overheated unit in the cooler months
Why should I replace my working furnace or air conditioner?
Although your present furnace or air conditioner may be working, if it is more than 12 years old you should consider replacing it with a new high efficiency system. A new heating and air conditioning system could save up to 50 percent on energy costs, and save you money in the long run on heating repairs. While these products save you money on your utility bills, they also offer a better degree of comfort within your home.
What is radon?
Radon is an invisible, radioactive atomic gas that results from the radioactive decay of radium, which may be found in rock formations beneath buildings or in certain building materials themselves. Radon is probably the most pervasive serious hazard for indoor air quality in the United States and probably responsible for thousands of deaths from lung cancer each year. Proper testing can be done for the presence of radon and measures taken to minimize it affects.