April 16th, 2020
We know that readers usually come to our blog for informative and educational posts about the systems and services that we offer. However, as is the case across the country and the globe right now, there is one topic at the forefront of our minds. That is COVID-19, or the Coronavirus.
We understand that homeowners everywhere are exercising extreme caution when it comes to mitigating the chance of exposure to this virus in their homes. Trust us, we are doing the same in ours. And we promise you that every member of our team will take these same precautions when working in your home and on your property.
If you have an appointment scheduled with Greenhart, rest assured that we’ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service that you deserve in this uncertain and trying time, and that we’ll do so while making your health and safety our top priority.
Our entire staff is well aware that prevention starts at their homes, that it continues in the workplace, and that it extends into the residences of our valued clients. They have the information and supplies that they need to do their jobs while protecting both themselves and the clients that they serve.
If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment, or if you are thinking about booking an appointment but want to know more about our specific preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.
June 29th, 2020
It’s our job to help homeowners live green and save green. We’re one of the fastest-growing companies for helping people in Modesto enjoy healthier indoor lives while improving energy efficiency. That’s what going green is all about.
“So what does any of that have to do with duct sealing?” you might ask. Plenty! People often take their ductwork for granted when it comes to making green improvements on their homes, instead of focusing on the installation of air purifiers, energy recovery ventilators, and insulation improvements. But sealing leaky ducts is an essential step toward making an energy-inefficient house into a super-green money-saving machine.
The Problem With Leaky Ducts
Because you can’t see most of the ductwork in your house (nor
do you want to), you won’t know how easy it is for the ducts to begin to leak
air. Age, corrosion, insects, high air-pressure, objects moved around in the attic
… all of these can lead to small air leaks starting in the ducts. And small
leaks can create big problems:
- Air loss: You can lose around 30% of the air moving through the ventilation system to these leaks. This means that air you’ve already paid to heat or cool is going to waste in closed-off sections of the house. Do you want to spend 30% of the money you use for the air conditioner to cool down the attic? Probably not, but you may be doing just that if you have leaky air ducts.
- Extra wear and tear: Losing that much air from the ductwork means the heater and AC must put in extra work to replace it. Yes, that’s expensive; but it’s also extra strain placed in the HVAC system. The additional wear and tear will take years off the system’s lifespan and lead to additional repairs.
- Weak airflow: The air pressure inside the ducts drops because of leaks, and this means low airflow coming from the vents. You’ll notice hot and cold spots around the home and a noteworthy decline in comfort because of compromised ducts.
- Dirty air: Plenty of dust and debris can enter the ducts through these leaks, leading to a drop in air quality. The leaks also allow more humid air into the ventilation system, which not only affects comfort, it can lead to mold and mildew growth.
Duct Sealing to the Rescue!
You can see from the list how much trouble you’ll stop with sealed ducts. You’ll have healthier air, more energy-efficient HVAC equipment, and better comfort. Leaking air ducts are one of the principal problems our experts look for when we conduct a home energy audit—there are few places where a house wastes energy faster than through a leaky air duct system.
We offer duct sealing in Modesto, CA using the best tools. We can test your ducts and use special video camera inspection equipment to ensure we locate all the leaks and have them sealed up. Ask about a full energy audit for your house, and we’ll find the best ways that you can live green and save green.
Call Greenhart for duct sealing and a No-Charge Home Comfort Profile. Live Green, Save Green!
June 15th, 2020
When it’s hot in your home during a summer day, what do you
do? If running ceiling fans and opening windows for a breeze isn’t enough—and in
Modesto, it often isn’t—then you probably turn on your central air conditioning
system. This can often do the job. But what about on days when the humidity is
high? Does the air conditioning help overcome the humidity?
The answer is: probably not.
Humidity is a big problem during the summer when it comes to
comfort—and it can also cause water damage to your home and help the growth of
mold and mildew. We want to share a few important facts about humidity and how
you cool your home.
June 1st, 2020
The concerns about indoor air quality in homes are higher than ever. So now more than ever, you need answers about proper air filtration in Modesto, CA and what will work for your home.
If you’re already asking questions about what kinds of filters will match your specific household IAQ needs, you’re on the right track. Running out to purchase some off-the-shelf purifier or doing your hunting through online retailers can lead to a disaster–something worse than poor air filtration. You won’t get much better results if you go to inexperienced or amateur technicians to have air filters put in.
We are here specifically to answer your questions and provide solutions, and we’re fully qualified for the job: BPI-Certified, NATE-certified, Green, and EPA-Certified. We also carry the best air filtration and purification products.
May 18th, 2020
We offer many superb services at Greenhart to help people
enjoy greener homes and energy-saving homes. A big part of that is helping houses
improve their ventilation system. It’s easy to underestimate the importance of the
“V” (ventilation) in “HVAC,” but problems with the ductwork in a home have a
huge negative impact on energy efficiency and the quality of the household air.
This is where duct cleaning is a vital service. It’s not a minor
luxury—we offer it because we know it is important.
May 4th, 2020
As the weather begins to heat up as we move into the middle of the year here in the Central Valley, you’ll want to find effective ways to stay cool in your house, but without having to run the air conditioner all the time. But what’s the main way to enjoy fresh air currents? Opening up windows. And when it’s 90°F outside, opening the windows means bringing in the heat along with the fresh air. Even letting the windows open for a short time means having to run the air conditioner for a longer stretch to cool the house down again.
There is a way out of this problem. You can recover the energy used to run the AC to cool the air and use it to cool incoming fresh air. That sounds strange, right? But it is possible thanks to the energy recovery ventilator, a system we offer that can be a game-changer for your comfort and the energy efficiency of your house.
March 20th, 2020
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We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.
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March 16th, 2020
iMarket Solutions has launched Greenhart’s new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com