Considerations When Doing HVAC Ductwork

A space quite often forgotten and left unprotected during renovations is the HVAC ductwork or mechanical equipment. Sawdust is biodegradable but if it gets into the ductwork, it can become moist making it the perfect nutrient for mold growth. When the HVAC unit kicks on, it spreads the mold spores throughout the building. If replacing […]

SHOULD WE GET OUR AIR DUCT CLEANED?

SHOULD WE GET OUR AIR DUCT CLEANED?  Is there visible mold growth on the hard surface ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system? Are the ducts infested with vermin such as rodents or insects? Are the ducts clogged with dust and debris or are particles actually being released from the supply […]

DIRTY DUCTS – MYTH BUSTER

MYTH:  Ducts should be cleaned once a year at minimum. FACT:  Dirt in air ducts adhere to duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. Ducts should be cleaned under the following circumstances: There is substantial visible mold growth on hard surface ducts or on other components of the heating and cooling system. […]

Schools! Prepare your HVAC Systems for Winter

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Trapped With Contaminants

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Air Quality & Your Air-Conditioning

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National HVAC Tech Day

SHOW A LITTLE LOVE FOR THE HVAC TECHS! In 2016, National HVAC Tech Day was created by ARS/Rescue Rooter to show appreciation for all HVAC technicians in the industry. A lot of their work takes place outside so the office environment of a HVAC tech is whatever the weather wants it to be. Extreme heat […]

Duct Sealing

Does your home have hot or cold spots? Excessive dust? High utility bills? Does your building fail specifications for duct tightness? These are signs of an air leak in your HVAC duct work. ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) says that 75% of all ducts in commercial buildings leak 10-25%. That’s 200-700% […]

National Healthy Homes Month

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Introducing Jason Young, Indoor Environmentalist

Baxter Group, Inc. welcomes our new Indoor Environmentalist, Jason Young. Baxter Group, Inc. welcomes our new Indoor Environmentalist, Jason Young. With nearly 20 years of experience with indoor environmental quality and air filtration, Jason takes our indoor environmental division to a whole new level. He’s tested emission sources in oil refineries, trash to steam facilities, […]