If you’re like us, when the Central Coast temperatures start dipping into the low 60s or high 50s, we start wondering how long we can go until we have to admit that winter is fast approaching.

And then the inevitable happens–we have to turn the furnace on.

Ready to Turn on the Heat? Not Quite Yet…

Even though you may think your furnace has been inactive over the summer, that’s not entirely the case. It has been actively accumulating dust and debris particles throughout the spring and summer. And when you push the heat button, toggle the lever, or flip the switch to turn on your heat, all of that dust and debris gets pushed through the vents and directly into your home or office spaces.

The impact on your living or working environments can be significant. The dirt and germs from your air ducts can cause sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny noses for those with even mild allergies. And the flowing dust, mixed with germs, can settle like a thick mist on your furniture, counters, and floors.

More bad news? If not properly cleaned, the dust and debris will continue to circulate through your system and air throughout the entire season.

How Do I Know if My System Needs to Be Cleaned?

If you can, it’s always a good idea to have your air ducts cleaned before turning on your heating system for the season. But if you’re not sure your home or office ventilation system needs cleaning, there are a few telltale signs to watch for:

  • When your heat or ventilation system turns on, do you or someone else begin sneezing or coughing? This could indicate allergens flowing through your system.
  • Do you see dust build-up on the walls or carpets near your vents? Or do you see dirty vent covers? Dust and debris being pushed out of your ducts could be landing on surfaces near your vents.
  • Have you seen a spike in your utility costs or noticed that temperatures change from one room to another? You may have increasing build-up inside your system which is causing inefficiencies and is potentially dangerous.

Getting your heating system ready for its fall debut is one great way to ensure your home or work environment is clean and healthy. At My Pro Dry, your clean air quality is a top priority for us. We use an eco-friendly air duct cleaning system to ensure your air ducts are clean and efficient. Call My Pro Dry of the Central Coast today to be sure you’re ready to turn on the heat! 831-641-0432