As a San Francisco or East Bay homeowner, you may not have given duct cleaning much thought – but you should, particularly if you have pets and/or young children. While most homeowners do think of some of the tasks associated with keeping their HVAC system in good working order (changing the filter, regular maintenance, etc.), few think about one of the most important components of their systems – the air ducts, responsible for delivering cooled or heated air into their homes.
The winter season will be here before we know it, and it’s a good idea to get your ducts cleaned before the busy season sets in. If you’re curious as to the reasons why you should consider duct cleaning, here are a few:
Healthier air for your family. Today, asthma and other respiratory problems are common, especially in children. Dust, mold spores, even rodent droppings can make their way inside your ducts, meaning contaminated air coming into your home. An HVAC system is a big investment; taking proper care of it will allow your family to enjoy comfortable, healthier air for years to come.
Eliminate unpleasant odors. When dust and other debris build up inside your ducts, the odor can come right into your home along with cooled or heated air. Small rodents can also get inside the ductwork on occasion, particularly if ducts aren’t properly sealed or have cracks or holes in them. No homeowner wants the smell of a dead or decaying rodent coming into his/her home!
Enjoy a cleaner home. When dirt and dust builds up inside your ductwork, where do you think a portion of it ends up? Inside your home. You may notice dust is building up quicker than usual on floors and furnishings. This could be attributed to dirty ducts!
Before you hire a San Francisco duct cleaning company for your East Bay area home, be sure you choose a professional who is skilled, experienced, and reputable. At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been helping homeowners keep their HVAC systems working efficiently for nearly 15 years. Awarded the ‘Super Service Award’ by Angie’s List in 2011, we invite you to contact us for all of your heating and cooling needs.