Ironically, most people believe the air they breathe in the “outside” world – car exhaust fumes coming home from work, factory emissions, etc. is far more polluted and dangerous than the air they breathe inside their homes. The fact is, according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) household air can be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air! Hard to believe, but true. This is one reason it’s important for San Francisco homeowners to have the ducts cleaned in their HVAC systems on a regular basis. It’s also important to make sure your ducts are in good repair.
Why should you consider duct cleaning for your San Francisco home? Here are four of the benefits of having your ducts cleaned and/or repaired:
- Savings on energy costs. According to the EPA, as little as 1/10 of an inch of dust built up on your heating coil can impact how efficient your equipment performs.
- Your family’s health. Dust, pollen, dirt and other particles can irritate those who suffer from asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions. In fact, your family members could actually be at risk of serious health issues, as mold, fungus, bacteria and mildew spores can actually contaminate the indoor air! Having your heater and ducts cleaned can eliminate most of these contaminants, leaving your family breathing cleaner, fresher and safer air.
- Longer equipment life. By hiring a trusted San Francisco HVAC contractor to inspect your ductwork and clean/repair it if needed, your equipment will work more efficiently and last longer – and save you money on what could be costly repairs down the road.
- Less housework. Who doesn’t enjoy a cleaner home that requires less frequent dusting? When dust and dirt build up inside your ducts, it makes its way into your home, meaning you dust more often. Cleaner ducts mean a cleaner home.
Since 1999 Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning has provided San Francisco homeowners with expert HVAC installation, maintenance and repair. Considering having your ducts cleaned? Call us today, we treat your home as if it was our own.