Many Hayward homeowners give very little thought (if any) to the ducts that deliver conditioned air into their homes. The fact is, dirty ducts can aggravate allergies, leave unpleasant odors in your home, make it dustier and dirtier, and be downright unhealthy. As leading Bay Area HVAC installation and repair professionals, we want to help you keep your home as clean and healthy as possible – and extend the life of your HVAC system.
Most homeowners are not aware that the air inside their homes is far more polluted than the air outdoors. You can clean your home and dust regularly, but dirt and germs are still lurking around those “unseen” areas – such as inside your ducts! In fact, your duct system is a prime breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and other contaminants. So, how do you know when it’s time to have your ducts cleaned? Here are a few pointers.
Mold growing in your ducts is an important sign that your ducts need cleaning – the sooner, the better as mold can be harmful to your family’s health.
Do you see excessive dust or pet hair in your vents? Get out a flashlight and look. Some dust is normal, but if the amount looks excessive it may be time for a good duct cleaning.
Signs of rodents or pests. Yes, mice, moles and other rodents can often find their way into homeowners’ ductwork. When you see signs of their presence, call your Hayward HVAC contractor and schedule a cleaning.
Unlike maintenance on your HVAC system, duct cleaning is a service that should be performed on an “as needed” basis. Seriously consider having yours inspected by a professional if:
- Loved ones have allergies or other respiratory problems
- You have cats, dogs, or other pets living inside your home
- Someone in your home uses tobacco
- You have recently completed a remodeling project
- Insect infestations seem to be a problem
If you have never had your ducts cleaned or suspect it may be time, give the professionals at Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning a call today. We’re the Hayward duct cleaning specialists you can trust to keep your home as comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient as possible!