Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living.
Your HVAC system is lungs of your home - The system takes air in and breathes air out. Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.
Air Quality Facts
- Air ducts that are not properly maintained or operated may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris.
- Contaminants can cause allergic reactions or other illness symptoms if you are exposed to them.
HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration
Indoor Air Quality and Your Home's Heating and Cooling System
Causes Of Low Quality Indoor Air
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning.
How the Air Duct get dirty
Other allergens can accumulate in dirty air ducts. Mold, dust mites, pollen, pet dander and other known allergens can become trapped in an air duct system. When the system runs, these allergens are released into the air. When air ducts cleaned on a routine basis, these allergens are removed from the system and the indoor air quality can be improved.
Deadly bacteria can grow in air ducts. Legionnaire's Disease has been known to spawn and grow in air duct systems. When air duct cleaning is performed, bacterial growth is generally tackled and disinfection is likely to take place.
Dirt, Dust & Debris
Dirt, dust and debris in an air duct system can impact a home's air quality. If dirt and dust collect in a duct system, they will be released bit by bit as air flows through the system and out grilles and vents.
While dirty ducts don't necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributed to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.