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Enjoying clean indoor air takes a multi-step approach. In addition to having a good air filter for your HVAC system and an air filtration device, it’s essential to schedule regular duct cleaning services performed by an HVAC professional. For a full list of reasons why it’s important to have your home air duct system cleaned, read on.
Over time, ductwork collects debris, dust, and even mold. It is also quite common for insects and pests to leave droppings in air ducts. During duct cleaning, many HVAC professionals have found a number of dead insects and mice. In worst cases, vermin such as insects and rodents can make their home inside the air ducts, living for months or even years there. If you don’t want to breathe in all of the filth that may well exist inside your ductwork, schedule a duct cleaning service soon.
Lower Risk of Health Problems
Mold, which is sometimes found in air ducts, is another legitimate reason to have your home air duct system cleaned. Breathing in mold spores can cause serious health problems, especially if you are allergic to it. Dust, pollen, pet hair, and cockroach droppings are also commonly found in air ducts and known to cause allergy symptoms for many people.
Improved HVAC System Performance
Dust and debris are not only unpleasant to breathe, but they are also damaging to your HVAC system. Have your air ducts cleaned to give your HVAC system a break. The less strain on your HVAC system, the better the life, efficiency, reliability, and performance will be.
To schedule top-notch duct cleaning in the Berkeley, CA area, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 984-3207. With more than 25 years of HVAC service and plumbing experience, as well as a commitment to customer service, we are the company to call if you have questions or need quality service. To learn more about what we offer, visit our website today.
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Are you looking for an easy way to save money on your water bills this summer? First, be sure that your toilet isn’t leaking by putting a drop of food coloring in the tank. If you see color in the toilet bowl a few minutes later and you haven’t flushed, call a plumbing service to get the leak repaired. A leaky toilet can waste an astounding 200 gallons of water a day, so call a plumber as soon as possible. Watch the video clip for more tips on how to save water this summer.
Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating has been providing plumbing services to Berkeley, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties for more than 25 years. Call us at (510) 984-3207 or visit our website to learn more about the plumbing services we offer.
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Did you know that the best time to schedule furnace maintenance is in the spring or fall? During this time, demand for HVAC service is relatively low, and if a problem is found in your system, you’ll have plenty of time to get it fixed before winter. To learn more about why furnace maintenance is important and what it entails, read on.
The Importance of Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance extends the life of your furnace and reduces the likelihood that you will need a major furnace repair. It also ensures that your heating system performs well during the winter, and that it achieves optimal fuel efficiency. In all, annual furnace maintenance saves you money while making your home more comfortable.
Cleaning the Furnace
Because dirt is a furnace’s biggest enemy, an HVAC repair specialist will thoroughly clean the three main components of the furnace: the blower, the motor, and the filter system. The entire blower system will be cleaned both with a vacuum and a small brush. Then the belts, pulleys, and motor will be wiped down. The technician will replace the furnace filter as well; but for optimal efficiency and performance, you must replace the filter once a month during heating season.
Lubricating the Furnace Motor
The furnace motor can overheat fairly easily if it isn’t cleaned. If your furnace motor has an oil port, it must also be lubricated annually. All it needs is a few drops of 10-weight non-detergent motor oil at each port.
Belt Adjustment or Replacement
When the HVAC technician cleans and lubricates the furnace, he will inspect the belts on the blower and motor. If they are frayed or worn out, he will replace them. If the furnace appears to be making a strange noise because of a misadjusted fan or drive belt, the technician will tighten the belt slightly to fix the problem.
For quality heater maintenance and repair services in the Berkeley, CA area, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 984-3207. We also offer plumbing, drain cleaning, and sewer inspections. Visit our website to learn more about what we can do for you.
Last updated 3 months ago
Your air ducts are responsible for controlling the quality of your indoor air. If your air ducts become contaminated with dirt or debris, your indoor air quality can suffer. Fortunately, there are several steps that you can take to prevent air duct contamination.
First, it is always a good idea to change your air filters on a regular basis. In addition, have your air ducts inspected to make sure that there are no filters missing. Finally, it is a great idea to dust and vacuum your home on a routine basis. These simple steps will ensure that your home’s indoor air is clean and fresh throughout the year.
To set up an indoor air quality inspection for your home, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating by calling (510) 984-3207. We provide the Oakland area with highly rated heating and plumbing services. From drain cleaning services to sewer inspections and more, we offer all the services you need to get your plumbing and heating systems in perfect working shape.