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HVAC Essentials: Late Summer And Fall Maintenance Tips

During the dog days of summer, little is worse than having your HVAC system go out. Unless it also happens to include diagnosing and repairing your system when the temperature outside begins to climb. To prevent a critical failure of your HVAC system at the absolute worst time possible, it is important to perform regular …

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Do Kitchen Hoods Have to Vent Outside, How to Clean Kitchen Vent Covers, and Other FAQs About Proper Kitchen Ventilation

For anyone who has worked in an industrial kitchen with flat-top grills and broilers, this concept is a no-brainer: if you turn off the exhaust fans, the kitchen quickly fills with smoke. And even though we have our own selection of industrial kitchen ventilation options, the same can be said for at-home kitchens that typically …

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HVAC Basics: Metal Roof Vents and How They Save Money

Thinking about metal roof vents may not be at the forefront of every homeowner’s mind, but they should be. During the hot summer months, heat rises up into the attic and pushes your air conditioner to work overtime, while in the winter, moisture can accumulate under the shingles and on the frame, causing water damage …

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HVAC Basics: What is a Backdraft Damper and How Does it Work?

Plainly put, backdraft dampers are the unsung heroes of proper home ventilation. They allow for the expulsion of exhaust and odors caused by bacteria that would otherwise never dissipate, while also preventing contaminated air from re-entering the home. FAMCO’s backdraft dampers have a 2-blade assembly and a foam seal that keeps air from coming back …

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What is the Difference Between a Backdraft Damper and a Barometric Damper?

Not every building is created the same way, and thus, their HVAC requirements can also vary. In the past, large high-rise buildings would have a double set of doors, which created a “chimney effect” when they were opened simultaneously under the correct conditions (cold air, heated building). This resulted in lost heat and embarrassment for …

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FAMCO Dryer Maintenance Tips

Our Expert’s Guide to Proper Dryer Vent Maintenance

When you buy a house, certain things may not come to mind immediately, like proper roof and/or dryer ventilation. Whereas improper roof ventilation can cause problems like ice dams and roof rot, a clogged dryer vent can literally transform your investment into a pile of smoldering ash. In fact, clogged dryer vents are one of …

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Attic Ventilation is Important Year-Round

Are you finally ready to pull the trigger on that attic renovation? Or have you purchased a home recently, only to discover that your roof and attic have been subjected to moisture damage? As much as we may not like to think about it, proper attic ventilation is crucial in not only allowing warm air …

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Why Chimney Caps Are So Important

So, you moved into a house with a fireplace? Perhaps you built one yourself, thus fulfilling your life’s work? Whatever your circumstances may be, we at FAMCO understand the comfort that comes with fireplace ownership, as well as the importance of keeping said fireplace safe for consumption. Regardless of what the situation is between you …

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