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Take a whole-home approach to air quality

Your home’s attic can have a big impact on comfort and energy costs

Many people are surprised to learn how much time Canadians spend of their time indoors. So much time spent inside the home underscores the importance of caring for the air that flows throughout a home’s ductwork. It’s no wonder that issues in the attic can affect the whole home considering that 90% of homes are under-insulated, as the average home loses up to 30% of the air moving through its duct system due to leaks, holes and poor connections, problems in the attic can affect air throughout the home. Higher energy bills, airborne contaminants in other parts of the home and reduced comfort can all be signs of a problem in the attic. That makes the attic a good place to start when it comes to improving comfort and energy efficiency.   

Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical is a certified AirCare® Professional, which means that we can help homeowners look beyond the HVAC unit to optimize the system driving the entire home. Our “whole home” approach will consider attic ductwork and levels of insulation to evaluate how and where energy efficiency and comfort can be improved.  

The whole-home approach helps maximize energy efficiency

Fox takes a “whole-home approach” when evaluating an HVAC system. Going beyond the equipment that heats and cools your home, we evaluate how air moves throughout a home and what problems may be keeping your HVAC investment from delivering its full value.

Did you know that the largest part of your HVAC system is your home’s ductwork?

Today’s HVAC systems are highly efficient, but even the most advanced heating and cooling technology can’t deliver maximum performance if attic ductwork is compromised. Our Certified AirCare® Professionals have the training and tools to evaluate an attic duct system’s integrity and determine the overall efficiency of the entire duct system to get to the root of any problem.

Our technicians will work with you to evaluate and solve energy inefficiencies

A Certified AirCare® Professional on our team can help you evaluate the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system and determine steps for improving it. You can help by telling them about rooms that are too hot or cold, musty odors, drafts or any other issues related to your home’s air and comfort levels. They’ll inspect the attic using tools to evaluate the amount of insulation, inspect duct work for holes, leaks or poor connections, and record video to show you any issues. And while in the attic, they’ll take photos of any areas of concern so that you can see firsthand where your attic may be under-insulated.

A Certified AirCare® Professional can determine if measures such as replacing ductwork or adding loose fill insulation could improve comfort, air quality and energy efficiency. They can calculate the energy savings you might see by increasing your attic insulation. Getting things right in the attic can help avoid your equipment working harder than it needs to, saving energy and wear and tear.

Properly sized ducts and increased insulation may resolve efficiency issues

Properly sized, sealed and insulated ductwork can improve your comfort and energy efficiency while helping stop the spread of airborne pollutants. As a Certified AirCare® Professional, Company Name can diagnose and resolve duct issues and suggest insulation upgrades to improve your home environment in order to: 

  • Care for the air by addressing hidden problems that can distribute contaminants, support mold and trigger allergies 
  • Reduce wasted energy by addressing leaks and other inefficiencies to optimize the system  
  • Enhance comfort by ensuring more comfortable temperatures throughout your home 

Are you experiencing any of these issues? Your ductwork or insulation may be the culprit. 

  • Musty smell
  • Frequent allergy symptoms
  • Mold or mildew around vents
  • Condensation on/near cooling coils of AC unit
  • Increased dust in the home
  • Debris around a register
  • Frequent cycling of the HVAC system
  • Hot or cold spots throughout the home 
  • Visible damage in ductwork
  • No snow or frost on the roof (when it is on the neighbors’)
  • Higher than expected energy bills

Does your home need an air quality or comfort lift?

Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical can inspect your ductwork, insulation and air delivery system to make sure you’re getting the most out of your HVAC system. Contact us to schedule an inspection today.

Trusted products and service

Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical is certified by Owens Corning® and uses their trusted duct and attic insulation products. Our team has been specially trained to install these Owens Corning® products for the best results in your home.

Why work with Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical 

Fox Plumbing Heating Cooling Electrical takes great pride in being a name the Vernon and Surrounding Communities can depend on. In our 25 years of experience, we have successfully resolved various plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical problems. There is no task too challenging for us! 

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