What’s in My Ducts in Rocklin?

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What’s in My Ducts in Rocklin?

Too often, we don’t think about our homes as sources of pollution; your ducts may be to blame! The HVAC duct system in your home can distribute contaminants throughout the home.

The older the home, the more likely it is that the air ducts are badly contaminated. Your ducts can contain everything from pollen to pet dander to mold. Cleaning ducts of other contaminants requires special vacuum equipment that properly disposes exhausts particles outside of the home, or the use of high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) vacuuming equipment is necessary if particles exhausts inside the home by vacuuming.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. So if your HVAC system is cleaned, then it does not have to work as hard to do the job of heating or cooling.

Here are some quick facts:

  • One out of every six people who suffer from allergies does so because of the direct relationship to the fungi and bacteria in the air duct systems, according to Total Health & Better Health Magazine.
  • The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service states that 90% of heating and cooling system failures are caused by dust and dirt in the ducts.
  • The elderly, asthmatics and people with respiratory problems, such as allergies and lung diseases, are more sensitive to pollutants.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency reports that one millimeter of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can decrease its efficiency up to 21%. If not for your health, think of the savings you’d get from investing in duct cleaning!

Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air is your Rocklin area duct cleaning specialist! Give us a call today at 916-577-5020!

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