Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants including dirt, dust and dander. These contaminants are then pulled into your HVAC system, where it recirculates throughout your home 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly may be more susceptible to this air.
Air duct cleaning can address this issue.
Air duct cleaning, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), refers to the removal of dirt, dust, and potential biological contaminants from various heating and cooling system components including the supply and return air ducts, registers, grilles, diffusers, and coils.
Professionals use specialized tools to dislodge dirt and other debris found within the ductwork, then vacuum them out using state-of-the-art, industrial strength vacuum cleaners. All components of the HVAC system should be meticulously cleaned during this process to obtain a noticeable difference.
The benefits of air duct cleaning are various and include:
#1. Improved Indoor Air Quality
Although dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, they may contribute to larger health issues, especially for people with respiratory health conditions (e.g., asthma or COPD). Pollutants entering the air can also trigger sneezing, coughing, and sinus congestion for chronic allergy sufferers.
#2. Increased Energy Savings
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating and cooling a home is wasted because of drafts, air leaks around openings and outdated equipment. Ductwork exhibiting a heavy build-up of contaminants can restrict the flow of air, causing it to work harder to heat or cool your home, resulting in a decreased level of efficiency.
#3. Remove Unpleasant Odors
Pets, paint fumes, pungent foods – they call all make your house have a distinct smell. Even an accumulation of dust and debris can lead to a musty smell. Every time your heating and cooling system is running, these odors recirculate in the air. Professional air duct cleaning helps to eliminate all odor trapping particles, leaving your home smelling fresh.
To learn more about the benefits of air duct cleaning, or to schedule service with a certified technician, contact Carpet Cleaning Service AZ at (602) 633-2015.