In Hayward and the rest of the East Bay area, having your ducts cleaned should be a high priority. Why? The unique climate conditions in our area make our homes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, pollen, dust mites, mold and other contaminants. Duct cleaning in Hayward is fast becoming a project that homeowners put on their calendars, and for good reason – they want clean indoor air that reduces the frequency of asthma attacks, allergies and other respiratory illnesses. An added bonus – you don’t have to dust as often!
Do you know what your air ducts actually do?
Air ducts are an essential component of your HVAC system, the primary conduits for air transfer. If your ducts need cleaning or are leaking, you may notice that more dust is building up inside your home than usual, or that your heat/air system is running longer, causing higher utility bills.
If your ducts are leaking, your cooled air may escape to the outdoors, while warmer, more humid air comes inside your home. It is critical that you have your duct work inspected by a professional HVAC contractor, who can make sure your ducts are in tip-top shape, allowing your family to breathe fresher, cleaner air while enjoying lower energy costs.
Even if your air ducts don’t actually have any leaks, improper installation can mean trouble. Dust, dirt, insects and other contaminants can make their way in even the tiniest of spaces. You know how dust accumulates in your home, and sometimes you wonder how it gets inside? Imagine how your air ducts may look! And when your air conditioner kicks on, where is that dust that’s building up in your duct work going? You guessed it – right inside your home.
At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping you maintain high quality air inside your home. We are happy to inspect your duct work to determine whether cleaning is needed, or even if you may need your air ducts replaced. Clean, healthy air is important – and while you may not know it, the air inside your home can be as much as 70% more polluted than outdoor air!
What can you expect with a duct cleaning?
There are various components of your HVAC system that may be cleaned during a visit from your contractor. These typically include grilles, registers, diffusers, fan motor and housing, supply and return air ducts, drip pans, etc.
Do your air ducts need cleaning? If you’ve noticed higher utility bills, decreased comfort or excessive dust in your home, call the professionals at Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning (650.758.4900). We care about your air, and treat your home as if it was our own.