Duct Cleaning And Indoor Air Quality

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If you’re a Bay Area homeowner who’s searched online about whether duct cleaning is effective or not, it’s important to know the truth. When your ducts are dirty, it absolutely contributes to poor indoor air quality. Many San Francisco homeowners are already aware that the air inside their homes is far more polluted than outdoor air. Considering household dust, pet dander, dust mites, smoke (if anyone smokes in your home), bioaerosols, and formaldehyde emissions from materials in your home – not to mention the mold, mildew, and even rodent droppings that could be inside your ducts – it’s easy to see why indoor air quality can suffer.

When there is even the smallest hole or air leak in your ductwork, it’s possible for all kinds of nasty things to get inside. Because the ducts are responsible for delivering conditioned (cool or warm) air into your home depending on the season, you can imagine the pollutants, dust, and bacteria that may be making their way inside your home. While polluted indoor air isn’t healthy for anyone, it’s especially problematic for those who may already have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions. The filter in your HVAC system filters out lots of dust, hair, and other debris, but it can only do so much. What homeowner wants to think about all of the nasty stuff that could be lurking inside the ducts?

Not only do dirty ducts and a build-up of contaminants in your HVAC system result in illness, it will also impact the efficiency of your HVAC system. Even if family members don’t typically suffer from allergies; pollen, fungi, and bacteria can trigger new allergies in about 17% of the population. Why not enjoy cleaner, fresher air and reduce allergy symptoms while improving the efficiency of your air conditioning system?

The truth is, duct cleaning IS important for enjoying cleaner, fresher air inside your home. While you may read information that contradicts this, use your own common sense. If dust, dirt, and other debris can collect inside your home, it can also collect in the ducts. At Ortiz Heating & A/C, our San Francisco duct cleaning professionals are ready to help your family enjoy cleaner, fresher, healthier indoor air! Give us a call today.