At Ortiz Heating & AC, we understand that most Hayward homeowners don’t give the duct work in their homes much of a thought. As long as your HVAC system seems to be working, everything’s in order and you can enjoy peace of mind, right? Not necessarily. We know that duct cleaning may be more beneficial for some homeowners than others, because conditions in every home are different. If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions, having your ducts cleaned could certainly contribute to cleaner air with fewer allergens.
Even if no one in your home suffers from sinus or allergy problems, there are some very compelling reasons to consider duct cleaning, including:
- Excessive dust. Just like arteries that build up with cholesterol, your duct work can become clogged with dust. Years of air channeling through your ducts eventually leads to buildup, which means the air coming into your home may contain pet dander, dust particles and other debris.
- Vermin infestation. Mice, bugs and other “creepy crawlies” can get in to your system’s duct work, essentially tearing things up as they make their way through. Duct leaks mean loss of efficiency, as conditioned air goes outside rather than into your home. Have a pest control company eliminate the vermin, then have your ducts cleaned to eliminate nests and vermin droppings.
- Visible mold growth. When mold grows in your heating and cooling system, it’s logical that mold spores will blow into your home through ducts. Mold can aggravate allergies, and even cause serious illness. While it’s important to have your ducts cleaned to get rid of existing mold, it’s also essential that the source of the mold is determined so that it can be corrected. Replace any insulation that has become moldy as well.
Because homeowners don’t frequently see the duct work that delivers air into their homes, it’s often a case of “out of sight, out of mind.” The fact is, your ducts are a very important component of your HVAC system.
Keep your HVAC system running efficiently while improving the air quality inside your home with our duct cleaning services. At Ortiz Heating & AC, we want to help you improve the air your family breathes!