It’s already fall, and as the outside temperature begins to drop, it’s time to start thinking about turning on that furnace. But before you crank up the heat, you may want to have you air ducts evaluated and/or cleaned.
Many people don’t know that the cleanliness of your air ducts significantly affects your indoor air quality. It’s possible for dust to collect in the components of your forced air system, causing viruses, pollen, bacteria, and even mold to build and grow inside your system. If these potentially harmful substances are present in your ducts, duct cleaning could have many benefits to you and your family.
Duct cleaning would improve the quality of your indoor air by removing the substances above, along with mildew and smoke. Clean air often relieves the symptom of allergies. It also could save you money by reducing your air conditioning and heating costs.
If you have noticed any of the following conditions present in your home, it is crucial to talk to a heating and cooling specialist as soon as possible:
- Visible mold growth in your HVAC system
- Ducts that are infested with pests such as rodents or insect
- Ducts that are clogged with large amounts of dust, riddled with debris, and/or particles that are being released into your home through supply registers
As with any professional work you are considering, be sure to hire a qualified expert who will clean all of your components. If some components are overlooked, re-contamination is likely, deeming the entire service ineffective.
Contact us at (503) 266-1249 for more information.