At Ortiz Heating and Air Conditioning, our Hayward HVAC contractors want to stress the importance of an annual duct cleaning and regular inspection of your ducts. For most homeowners, the duct work is the last thing you think about; you expect your HVAC system to perform as it’s supposed to, but rarely think about the components that actually deliver the air inside your home.
Basically, there are two compelling reasons to have your ducts cleaned, 1) better health, and 2) energy savings. Let’s expand a bit further on these topics.
Clean ducts mean better health for your family. For the most part, the quality of indoor air lacks severely. Mold, dust, allergens and other pollutants aggravate symptoms in those with respiratory problems such as asthma, and can even be deadly. Tens of thousands of deaths can be attributed to poor indoor air quality, according to the American Lung Association. By having your ducts cleaned, the mildew, mold, dirt, and other debris is removed, meaning the conditioned air being delivered to your home is cleaner and fresher, with far fewer dust particles, mold, and other potentially dangerous pollutants.
Energy savings. An efficient HVAC system is one that keeps the air inside your home clean and comfortable, while saving you money. Dirty ducts mean your system is working harder to keep your home comfortable, as all of the components such as filters become clogged and sluggish. Dust, dirt, insects, rodent feces and other debris can do a number on your HVAC equipment, and your health. Clean ducts and an overall well-maintained system means maximum efficiency, and lower energy costs.
In addition to an annual cleaning, it’s important that your ducts are inspected so that any leaks can be detected and repaired, helping to keep out rodents, dirt, and other things that contribute to polluted air.
If you haven’t considered how dirty your ducts may be, why not have them inspected? At Ortiz Heating & A/C, we specialize not only in Hayward HVAC installation and repair, but duct cleaning as well. Give us a call today, and let us work to ensure the air inside your home is healthy!