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 Duct Cleaning

Have you noticed black lines on the edges of your carpet or floor boards recently? If you just answered yes, then chances are, it’s not just your floors that need cleaning, but your duct work, too! But don’t worry, this is perfectly normal. Over time, as your heating and cooling system blows air throughout your home, dust and grime come out with it. This dirt tends to collect in your receiver, and fibers can gather on your floor and upholstery, too.

If you truly want a cleaner home that includes clean air, too, you should consider whole-house duct cleaning. Give Five Star a call and we will improve your air quality in your home, right away!

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Did you know that the quality of air in your home can actually be much worse than outdoors? Don’t believe us!? The EPA lists indoor air quality as one of the top 5 threats to Americans. We can help you have a healthy home and that starts with duct cleaning!

 
 
 

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 Duct Sealing

Do you cringe every time you see your monthly utility bill? Do you have months where your bill goes sky high? If so, your high utility bills could be a sign that you have leaky ductwork!

If you’re like the average homeowner, you probably have no idea if your home has issues with duct sealing; you can see a water leak, but an air leak is invisible and difficult to identify.  Just because you can’t see air leaks in your home, don’t think they aren’t causing you problems or costing you money.

Here are few signs that you have leaky ducts in your home:

  • High energy bills

  • Excessive humidity levels

  • Uncomfortable rooms that are hard to heat or cool

  • Musty odors and other indoor air quality (IAQ) issues

  • Dust on window seals

  • Stains on carpet around the baseboards

  • Ducts located in an attic, crawlspace, or the garage

  • Tangled or kinked flexible ducts in your system

If you are tired of high monthly utility bills and see signs of possible leaky duct work, give Five Star a call! We will come and evaluate your duct work for you and help you start saving money right away!

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What are duct leaks?

In houses with forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts.

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 Air Purification

Are you concerned about the air your family breathes?  Does someone living in your home have allergies or lung issues that cause indoor air quality to be a particular concern?  Do bad smells in your home bother you?

Worry no more with the Lennox Pure Air System, your best defense against poor indoor air quality. The Pure Air system uses exclusive UVA-light technology to attack all three classes of indoor air contaminants:  particles, mold/mildew/bacteria and odors/chemical vapors. It not only reduces, but also destroys ozone, a known lung irritant.

The Lennox Pure Air System:

  • Removes small, breathable particles such as dust, dirt, pollen and allergens

  • Filters airborne mold spores, bacteria and viruses

  • Eliminates odors and chemical vapors

  • Reduces and destroys ozone

We are a Premier Lennox dealer, and we have been installing and servicing Lennox units since our founding in 1984. If you want to purify your air and would like help navigating all of the available options on an air purification system, then count on us for Lennox service and installation in the Greenville, Spartanburg, Oconee, and Hendersonville areas.

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Did you know?

Over the years we have received many Lennox awards, including the District Award for Best Overall Use of the Dave Lennox Signature Collection and the Lennox Centurion Award for Outstanding Performance.

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 Healthy Home Solutions

Are you or your loved ones constantly sick or suffering from chronic allergies? If you answered yes, then your health issues might be due to an unhealthy home environment.

Looking at a house as a system is based on building science research that began during the energy crisis of the 1970’s. Princeton University led the way and designed an infiltrometer to measure the air tightness of a structure. The researchers at Princeton called this air movement into and out of homes infiltration and exfiltration. They found a direct correlation between the uncontrolled air movement into and out of homes and energy expenses.

To describe the house as a system approach, Larry says:  “Make it tight, insulate it right, ventilate, dehumidify, and purify for COMFORT, SAVINGS AND HEALTH.”

Insulate It Right

The thermal boundary should be complete with the pressure boundary. Your comfort adviser can help you identify these problems and provide solutions, as well. Because 60%+ of a home’s energy is lost through the attic, we provide attic energy upgrades that increase your comfort and lower your utility bills.

Ventilate

Every home needs fresh air and this standard has been established by the USDOE. Our comfort adviser can test and advise about the needed amount. But there is good infiltration (or makeup air) and bad infiltration. Good infiltration is what comes in around windows and doors when the wind blows; bad infiltration is what comes from the crawl space and attic because of MAD Air problems.

Dehumidify

Air conditioners are not dehumidifiers. You may need a dedicated system to provide the proper indoor air quality.

Purify

Every cubic foot of air in your home contains all of the allergens that cause health problems. Your comfort depends on lowering the amount in the air. You cannot remove 100%, but you can lower the concentration. Our whole-house high efficiency air filters and purifiers can help you live better.

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Your House as a System

Watch this quick video as Larry discusses the science behind looking at a house as a system.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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“This is the best experience I have EVER had with a service technician. Five Star arrived on time, listened to my problem , investigated, and offered me repair options with and without a service contract. He explained everything clearly and simply and proceeded to efficiently repair a 16 year old system. He went over all my equipment with me, and offered me service contract options that were affordable and inclusive of all my future needs. His honesty and professionalism were apparent from the moment he arrived, and I finally feel I have the right company servicing the mechanical systems in my home.
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- Joanne - A Happy Five Star Client

 
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