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How Dampers Contribute to Safety and Wellness, Energy Efficiency and Climate Control

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How Dampers Contribute to Safety and Wellness, Energy Efficiency and Climate Control

Fire_and_smoke_dampers_1_of_3When we’re hot in the summer we effortlessly turn on the air conditioning to cool down, and in the winter months, we seek comfort from our heaters. As long as everything seems to be working correctly, there isn’t usually much thought given to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a building, except when it comes time to pay the bill. But the truth is that proper airflow is significant ...

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Why Brick Vents Are a Better Ventilation Option Than Weep Holes

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Why Brick Vents Are a Better Ventilation Option Than Weep Holes

3479631_5bb94a1fUsing brick masonry in the creation of structures has many benefits. Not only do bricks produce some of the most eye-catching architecture, but they’re also very sturdy and durable. Many home and business owners have come to really appreciate this noise-blocking, fire-resistant and termite-immune building material. Furthermore, bricks contribute to the eco-friendly cause.

However, while there are many advantages to building with masonry, there can also be a major downside if brickwork isn’t ...

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Which Material is Right For Your Damper Application?

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Which Material is Right For Your Damper Application?

Air_damperChoosing to have dampers installed to help maintain and control the air movement throughout your home or business will prove to be an economical and environmentally friendly decision. Dampers are manufactured with mobile plates that adjust either automatically or manually to guide air through a building or block it if needed. They are often used for climate control in individual rooms as well. After they have been set up inside HVAC ductwork, ...

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The Many Benefits of Aluminum Louvers

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The Many Benefits of Aluminum Louvers

custom-louvers-200Louvers have become recognized as a sustainable way to cut down heating and cooling costs and are an effective system for controlling the climate in a building and guiding fresh air in while ushering stale air out.  Contractors easily design louvers to fit into homes, commercial structures and industrial constructions and give customers several options to choose from when it comes to size, shape, building materials and finish. The material chosen to ...

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Consider Copper Louvers for Your Next Home Improvement Project

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Consider Copper Louvers for Your Next Home Improvement Project

copper_louverLouvers are frequently installed in home and commercial construction as an effective means of permitting air to flow in and out of a structure as needed while creating a barrier against dirt, debris and water, which you typically don’t want inside. A good ventilation system is important to a building for many reasons. Not only does it make the interior of a structure cooler in the warmer months and help to insulate in ...

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