If you notice a musty or dusty smell when you turn on the furnace, you should look into having your air ducts cleaned. People with allergies or respiratory issues are especially vulnerable to the circulation of dirt and mold spores that accumulate in the HVAC system.
To help you determine if it’s time to clean the air ducts in your Santa Cruz home, here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
• Why should I have my ducts cleaned? Particulates in the air ducts become airborne throughout your Santa Cruz home whenever the blower goes on. In addition, contaminant buildup can reduce the efficiency of the heating system.
• How often should my ducts be cleaned? Even if your heating system has a good, effective filter, some experts believe your