Air Duct

A recent news article caught my attention.  It recommended that when the excitement and fun of the holidays are over, it’s time to think about getting your air ducts inspected.   All sorts of things affect the air we breathe inside our homes. Cozy wood burning fireplaces. Cooking. Cleaning solvents. Humidity.  Snow, rain, and moisture. Road repairs and construction. All impact the quality of air in your home.

While the cautious EPA suggests that scientific studies are inconclusive about the impact of dirty air ducts on indoor air quality, it’s common sense to have an expert inspect these ducts to insure their integrity and to protect your family.  


A trained HVAC expert will look for . . . mold . . . infestation by rodents or insects . . . debris from damaged or pierced vents . . . water or moisture . . . air leaks . . . deteriorating or improperly connected flex ducts . . . and a build-up of pet hair, dirt, dust, and contaminants.

What to do if Issues Found.

If an inspector finds air quality issues in your home, always:

See Examples.   Insist that the inspector show you examples of any problem before you proceed.    That means seeing examples of mold, rodent droppings, cracks, holes, water stains, discolored walls or floors near vents, or separated seams in your ducts.  

Diagnose Cause.  Should the inspector find and show you evidence of any problem, the most important step is to determine the cause.    Only after the cause is clearly defined and understood can you proceed with corrective action.

Repair the Problem.   Don’t wait.  The air your family breathes is too important.   Correcting the problems as soon as possible will ensure that no further deterioration occurs.   We’ll systematically help you schedule, resolve, and keep track of improvements.

Cleaning and Monitoring.  Once the repairs are done, go forward with a thorough duct cleaning.  Everyone in your home will breathe easier. You may even want to set up a regular maintenance program.   Scheduled checks of the blower motor, cooling coils, gas lines, and heat exchanger, insulating liner, drain line, and emergency drain pan help avoid serious problems and more costly repairs in the future.   Peace of mind is a beautiful thing.

We Help Homeowners

Flader Heating & Air Conditioning is uniquely suited to assist you in determining the ‘right’ solution that best fits your home’s needs.   We’ve been serving the Community for over 100-years and 4-generations of the Flader Family. We take pride in exceeding expectations, providing peace-of-mind, and improving the comfort and quality of our customers’ life.

The Flader Difference

Only Flader Heating and Air Conditioning delivers:

• The most Responsive Service – 24-hours/7-days a week.

•  Personal attention from certified and licensed technicians.

•  Only the most dependable equipment and parts.

•  FREE annual filter replacement.

•  100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Flader is located right in your Community.  We’re responsive in answer the phone and being at your door.  Callers to 847-491-6980 always speak to a live person – no voice-recording promising a callback.  We’ll get your heat back ON, your air conditioning cooling again, and quickly have your home back to normal.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Comprehensive Services

Whether you’re replacing your furnace or central air conditioning, adding a dehumidifier or clean air system, or cleaning and servicing your heating and air conditioning system, we are knowledgeable and expert in delivering the service you need.    Look to us for your annual inspection. Duct cleaning. Diagnose malfunctions. Improving ventilation. Replacing Filters. Installing advanced, state-of-the-art high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners.

Our professional technicians arrive on-time, listen, answer your questions, recommend the right solution, and deliver as promised.    They average 10-years of experience and are EPA certified.    

Expert service, quality parts, and satisfaction guaranteed.  That’s the combination you deserve. Don’t compromise.   Call us at 847-491-6980.

Doug Flader

Doug Flader, a fourth-generation leader at Flader Plumbing & Heating Co., upholds the company's long-standing tradition of excellence. While continuing to provide top-quality plumbing and heating services to Libertyville, Mundelein, and Vernon Hills, Doug proudly takes care of his community by supporting local youth programs around the Chicagoland area.

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