Why are there "Ducks" in my Ceiling

Air duck
March 28, 2017

If you are new to home ownership, you may have received startling news that there are ducks in your ceiling.  If you are panicking about the added cost of fish to your monthly budget, and wondering if you'll be able to sleep with all that quacking right now... don't. You can rest easy. Those aren't "ducks" up there, they are "ducts", and you are about to get a crash course in all things duct.

Air ducts are a part of your HVAC system and serve as the pathways for heated or cooled air to travel throughout your home. Think about it as your home's circulatory system. And just like we need to take care of our body and make sure things are flowing smoothly, we need to keep our air ducts clean and free of dust and debris for the safety of our family and for lowered energy costs.

Curious if it's time for a duct cleaning? Are you or your family members experiencing any allergies or asthma? Are they having any issues breathing? Have you been diagnosed with frequent respiratory infections? Are you seeing a buildup or dust on your furniture and counters? Your ducts may be to blame. In the process of moving air through your home, air ducts collect dust, mold, and other contaminants, creating a dangerous buildup.  The EPA has identified indoor air pollution as one of the top environmental risks in the United States, and luckily, it's preventable. Air duct cleaning is performed by certified technicians like the experts at Mojave Air Conditioning. They have an environmentally, kid, and animal friendly solution that will ensure your ducts are clean, your family is safe, and you can breathe easily.

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends having your ducts cleaned every 3-5 years. However, as Las Vegans live in a veritable dust bowl, it may be appropriate to have them cleaned more often. A technician from Mojave Air Conditioning can help you determine how often you need your ducts cleaned.

Safety should always be your main concern, however saving money is a close second. When you keep your air ducts clean and functioning properly, they actually improve your home's HVAC efficiency. Your monthly energy bills will be lower, as your HVAC system won't have to work quite as hard to push the heated and cooled air through your home. Win win!

If you were looking forward to living with a feathered friend, you can still adopt one as part of the family. However, rest assured that only air ducts exist in your ceilings and if you keep them clean, your family (including the fowl) will be safe.