Last winter, my husband plus children continually complained of headaches, sore throat, plus even nausea. My ladies missed quite a bit of school, plus my husband was always coughing plus sneezing. I bought tons of red juice, fed them vitamins, plus even busy a checkup for my family with a local doctor. It wasn’t until I noticed an abundance of airborne dust, a slight musty smell plus higher than normal utility bills that I started suspecting the oil furnace was to blame. I am conscientious about annual repair of the heating equipment. Every fall, I hire a licensed Heating plus A/C professional to complete a thorough inspection, cleaning plus tuneup. I was not happy to assume that the oil furnace was disadvantaged impacting indoor air pollen levels plus responsible for our health complications. I called my usual Heating plus A/C contractor plus asked him check out the oil furnace. He discovered that the concern was the duct system. In the twelve years we’d lived in the house, I’d never even considered having the air duct serviced. Since our heated air passes through the branching network of pipes various times per morning, it directly impacts our comfort plus the cleanliness of the house. Every time the oil furnace starts up, any contaminants within the ducts can become airborne plus introduced into the breath air. The inspection of the air duct revealed an horrifying buildup of bacteria plus debris, including a dead mouse plus mold growth. The cleaning process took a little over an hour plus caused no mess or injure to the home. The improvement in comfort, smell plus cleanliness of the loft was immediate, plus my heating bills are significantly lower.