Why Ducts matter.

Why Ducts matter.

Maybe it’s just one room.  Maybe it’s more.  However, if you’re like most people you probably have one or two rooms in your home that are unusually warm no matter how low you set your thermostat.   In more extreme cases, it might even be half of your home.   This is a common symptom among Air Conditioned homes that were not properly sized, insulated, or vented.   In addition the quality of air you breathe within your home can be directly related to the cleanliness of your duct systems.

Many factors contribute to problems like these.  The age of your A/C unit or duct-work can impact how well the air is distributed throughout the home.  The last time the air filter was changed is a factor.   Using high quality filters like a Boair filter is also a factor.  Often the air duct is improperly routed through the home.   Air ducts can become restricted due to cleanable build-up of dust and debris.   If you have two A/C units they could be competing with each other.

An Air Conditioning system that isn’t running at peak performance is more expensive to run.

Luckily, here at Precision Air & Heating, we can help make your home a healthier place to live.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that you have professionals clean your air ducts if:

  • You have rodents, insects, or other pests in your house.
  • The surfaces of your ducts or other parts of your heating and cooling system have a substantial amount of visible mold on them.
  • The ducts contain or are clogged with dust and debris.
  • Dust or debris is being released into your home through your system’s air supply registers.
  • There is a build-up of dust on the surfaces in your home, such as ceiling fans, air vents, or flat surfaces.
  • There are any pets in the home
  • Someone in the home is a smoker, burns incense or candles.
  • Someone in the home has asthma or other respiratory problems.

The cleanliness of your homes air ducts is directly and closely related to your family’s health.   All of the air in your home circulates through your air ducts at least two times per hour.

Preventative Maintenance is far cheaper than waiting until something breaks.  That’s why we change the oil in our cars, and the service manual suggests certain tune-ups.  Because it’s cheaper to stop the problems before they ever happen.  Our Complete AC Tune-Up is the most comprehensive in the valley.  Let one of our professionals come take a look at your system to determine the best ways for us to prevent problems, help you save money, and improve the quality of your air.


Precision Air & Plumbing April 11, 2017


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