Dirty air ducts have been identified as a major source of indoor air pollution. Your air duct system is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, and other health threatening organisms.
Yes! The inside of your ductwork is the equivalent of an extra room in your home that never gets dusted or vacuumed. When the furnace or A/C fan turns on, dust from the ductwork gets churned up and blown into the rooms or your home.
Perhaps. Most people are allergic to dust mites. Dust mites feed on debris found in ductwork. Remove the debris and you remove their food. Also, by reducing particulate debris in your ducts, there are less dust particles in the air to aggravate people with respiratory illnesses.
Yes! The dust and dirt that collects in the ductwork has also collected on the internal parts of your heating and air conditioning system. This dirt can stick to the evaporator coil and blower wheel of your system causing low airflow which intern drastically depletes the efficiency of your system not to mention possibly damaging internal components that can cause high repair bills.
For years, Americans have thought of pollution as being an outdoor problem. However, a recent study at Yale University has revealed that the air inside of 19 out of 20 homes was considerably more polluted than the outside air! The major cause of indoor air pollution is the dust, dirt and moisture that accumulate within a home’s air conditioning system and ductwork. The moisture and debris commonly found in the HVAC system provides an ideal breeding ground for mold, germs, fungi and other harmful microbes. Microbial contamination poses a major health risk to people who suffer from allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments, as well as to those who do not. The American Lung Association and the E.P.A say that dust particles and other allergens can aggravate allergies and cause breathing problems, lung damage, and pain, especially in the young and elderly. Typically symptoms range from fatigue, runny nose, nasal congestion, headaches, chills, fever, coughing, wheezing, and can lead to more serious disease.
A residential air duct cleaning job takes just a few hours and is surprisingly clean and affordable. While making your homes air cleaner and safer, it can also reduce energy bills and prevent expensive unexpected repair bills.