Hayward, San Mateo, and other Bay Area homeowners should consider having their air ducts cleaned prior to the arrival of summer, which is just around the corner! At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, we know the benefits homeowners enjoy when they choose to have their ducts cleaned – and the potential savings on energy costs.
The fact is, if your air ducts look dirty, it’s likely they are. Just like any other equipment, components of your HVAC system get a build-up of dirt, dust, and other debris over time. This can make your system work harder, which means reduced efficiency, poor indoor air quality, and higher energy costs.
The air ducts are responsible for supplying conditioned air to your home, which means if they have a build up of dust, bacteria, even mold or rodent droppings these things could be contaminating the air inside your home! Before summer comes in full force and you use your air conditioning more than usual, why not have your ducts cleaned? It’s the ideal time to take care of this so you can enjoy cleaner, more comfortable air and pay less on monthly utility costs.
Additionally, ducts may need to be sealed if there are areas where air may be leaking (or escaping). Did you know that 25% to 40% of the energy used for cooling a home is wasted? This is a fact revealed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Not only do dirt, debris, and other contaminants in your system make it work harder to provide you with comfortable air, it can actually shorten the lifespan of your HVAC system. This is why duct cleaning is so important.
Here’s another fact you may find interesting, or even disgusting. In the average home with a living room, kitchen, three bedrooms and bath, as much as 40 pounds of dust is created simply through everyday living on a yearly basis! Think of your HVAC system as the “lungs” of your home, responsible for cleaning the air. Having a clean duct system is essential. While dirt isn’t really dangerous, mold, bacteria and other contaminants that may get in your ductwork certainly can be.
We encourage Bay Area homeowners to have your ducts cleaned before summer arrives in all its glory! At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, we want to help you enjoy a healthy, comfortable home that costs as little as possible in terms of energy. Contact us today for all of your duct cleaning, HVAC installation, and service needs.