Posted on: July 21, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Air Conditioning
Air Duct Cleaning Is Important For Houston Homeowners To Breath Clean Air
Knowledge about the potential benefits and possible problems of air duct cleaning is limited. Since conditions in every home are different, it is impossible to generalize about whether or not air duct cleaning in your home would be beneficial.
Most people are now aware that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern and increased visibility.
While vacuuming and dusting may be a part of your weekly cleaning routine, these basic methods invariably leave dust and dirt behind, and no amount of regular cleaning can capture every dust mite your home produces. As such, much of that dust and dirt ends up in your air ducts. What’s worse is that this same dust continues to recirculate over and over again, with the dust continuing to accumulate inside your ducts even while it’s redistributed throughout your home.
This constant cycle of dust accumulation and redistribution can have serious effects on your home’s cleanliness and your family’s health. Constantly re-circulated allergens will irritate allergy sufferers throughout the year, even when their allergies are not in season (like pollen and weed allergies). Additionally, people with compromised respiratory systems may experience difficulty breathing in homes with high dust quantities. With Sears Air Duct Cleaning, you can significantly reduce the amount of dust in your air ducts, which can lead to a better indoor air quality throughout your home.
Concealed behind your walls and mostly ignored, your air ducts serve as vital pathways that deliver warm and cool air throughout your home during the year. While they may be unseen, your air ducts are working nearly year round, whenever you have your air conditioner or heater running. Attached to your HVAC system, air ducts transfer the air from these systems throughout your home. What many homeowners don’t realize, though, is that your air ducts, in nearly constant use, continually accumulate dust, grime, debris, pet dander and allergens throughout the year
Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust and other contaminates.
The duct cleaning process is crucial to the quality of the air we breathe. Custom air purification treatment plans are developed by our specialists and have both restoration or stand-alone applications. For example, after a fire, it is very possible smoke and soot particles are absorbed into the building’s ductwork. If not treated properly, those contaminants become part of the breathing air by being pushed through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Additionally, airborne contaminants can build up inside the ductwork, creating an ideal breeding ground for mold, bacteria, fungi and other microbes.
Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?
Duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. Neither do studies conclusively demonstrate that particle (e.g., dust) levels in homes increase because of dirty air ducts. This is because much of the dirt in air ducts adheres to duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. It is important to keep in mind that dirty air ducts are only one of many possible sources of particles that are present in homes. Pollutants that enter the home both from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, smoking, or just moving around can cause greater exposure to contaminants than dirty air ducts. Moreover, there is no evidence that a light amount of household dust or other particulate matter in air ducts poses any risk to your health. Call us (713) 812-7070 for your home service and repair needs.
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