AIR DUCT CLEANING
Are you breathing dander, dust, pollen, mold and mildew?
The EPA has determined that indoor air can be 70% more polluted than outdoor air. In fact, one of six people suffering from allergies does so as a direct result of the fungi and bacteria in their air duct systems.
Air duct, dryer, and vent cleaning can improve indoor air quality and reduce respiratory suffering; and it improves system efficiency and reduces energy costs.
A clean HVAC system has a longer life span and works more efficiently, resulting in lower energy bills with savings of up to 30 percent. Cleaning improves airflow, helping to maintain a consistently comfortable environment.
Indoor air pollution is a serious health hazard; in fact, it has been shown to be at least partly responsible for the occurrence of a number of health conditions. Many people have reported their allergies are often made worse by the unclean air circulating in their homes. That is why it is essential to be sure your air ducts are cleaned and properly cared for on a regular basis.
One important part of maintaining a clean air conditioning and heating system is making sure the filter is regularly changed. This process should take place at least once a year, and even more frequently if necessary. If you do not own your own home, you should make sure your landlord takes care of this important detail. Failure to do so can result in the circulation of unclean air through your home, as well as actually diminishing proper air flow.
Regular air duct cleaning has been shown to help prevent some health problems, while easing the stress of others that already exist. While some in the profession will argue that this has not actually been proven, it is strongly believed by others because of the improvement people have experienced after having the ducts cleaned. It is time to consider having your air ducts cleaned if the following occurs.
If mold is visible on or around your air duct, it is time to have it cleaned. This will remove the mold that can be potentially dangerous to you and others living in your home. Because of the nature of certain molds, it may be necessary to have this area treated before the cleaning takes place. It is important to remember that though a substance may appear to be mold, it may take an expert in the field to actually determine if this is true.
If your air ducts are insulated and they become wet or moldy, it is time to have them cleaned. If this is the case, the insulation should be removed and replaced. This is an important detail because it may be more internal and, therefore, more difficult to see.
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About Air Duct Cleaning
How often should residential HVAC systems be cleaned?
Frequency of cleaning depends on several factors, one of which is preference of the homeowner.
Some things to consider that may lead the homeowner to consider more frequent cleanings:
Smokers in the household
Pets that shed lots of hair and dander
Residents who suffer from allergies or asthma who might benefit from the reduction of indoor air pollution.
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