It’s easy to take your HVAC system for granted. After all, it functions behind your walls and with a minimum of noise. However, without an HVAC system, your home would be comfortable only part of the year and miserable the rest. Your HVAC system allows you to fine-tune your home’s environment for your own comfort, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. However, it plays a second important role, and that is cleaning your home’s air. In this way, it is a massive determining factor when it comes to your health.

Your HVAC system is wonderful when it’s clean and pretty awful when it’s dirty. This is because a clean HVAC system provides a healthy environment for everything you do at home, including eating, sleeping, and other parts of life. Your residential HVAC system should be as clean or cleaner than your work or school systems, or it will undermine your health. If you have a dirty HVAC system, you’ll probably be left wondering why your allergies are so bad or why you get so many colds. Many people fail to suspect their HVAC systems and will spend a lot of money on medical tests instead of just getting their ducts cleaned! That is why we want to use today’s blog to talk about the key season for HVAC maintenance: fall.

Fall Means It’s Time to Get Your Ducts Cleaned

It’s November, which means you’ve probably turned on your heat. We may live in Florida, but things can get a little chilly at night. We welcome the cooler season and the relief it brings from summer’s heat. We also look forward to special times with family and friends. However, if you’re going to be turning up the heat, you need to get your ducts cleaned. This is especially true if you notice a burning smell or had a sudden allergy boost when you turn your heat on.

Weather impacts your ducts.

Just a normal spring and summer can deposit a bunch of debris in your air ducts — debris that quickly becomes a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, especially in humid environments like ours. Once extreme weather gets involved, your home becomes especially vulnerable. The hurricanes we have experienced this past season have taken a toll on our homes, even if it doesn’t seem like yours was affected. We can check out your HVAC system and your ducts to ensure that you don’t have any bad surprises waiting where you can’t see them.

Dirty ducts make flu season worse.

We’re well into flu season, which means all of our respiratory systems will come under attack at one point. You don’t want your system to be under attack from your house itself; it has plenty of other opponents to fight off as the weather gets cooler. Additionally, cooler weather generally means the windows close and you really start to cycle air, and if that air is dirty, it will create significant problems. The problems can be especially big if you or someone you love has asthma or another respiratory disease.

Let Us Prepare You for Winter

The team at DUCTZ is here to clean out your HVAC ducts and ensure they are ready to reinforce your health rather than undermine it this winter. Contact us in Palm Beach and beyond today!