A clean system promotes a healthy living environment, improves the efficiency of your heating & cooling system and can lower operating costs. Did you know that indoor air pollution can be up to 10 times worse than outdoors? Dirty ducts and equipment only adds to the problem with trapped dust, dirt, lint, pollen, molds, pet dander and much more! Regular mechanical maintenance & filter changes sure help, however, overtime build-up still occurs inside your system. Even with regular maintenance, ducting should be cleaned every 3-5 years, depending on your particular environmental condition and hours of use. You may be surprised to see what has accumulated over the years.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacteria, pollen, dust, dander and other pollutants- What you can’t see can hurt you. Research indicates that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. So, the risks to human health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors. The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system should be considered as one component in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality. Some of the things that may lead a homeowner to consider to more frequent cleaning include:
- Smokers in the household
- Pets that shed high amounts of hair & dander
- Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
- Residents with allergies and asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system
- After home renovations or remodeling
- Prior to occupancy of a new home