Healthy Living Begins With Clean Air
With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimating that most people spend between 60 and 90 percent of their time indoors, the need for fresh, clean air is very clear. Understanding the need and meeting it, however, can be two very different things. Fortunately, there are many things people can do to enjoy fresher and healthier air inside their homes: from developing a good cleaning routine to using air purifiers, from ventilating a house to replacing vacuum filters. One very important task not to be overlooked is the air conditioning and heating system cleaning. There are many reasons to add air duct cleaning to a household routine, and these are the Top 5 Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning.
1. Money savings
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that removing as little as .4 inches of dust from cooling system coils will reduce energy consumption up to 21 percent. This can save you considerable money on your utility bill.
2. System life
It is estimated that nearly nine out of ten central heating and air conditioning systems fail or breakdown because they were not maintained properly. Replacement parts for an HVAC system can be very expensive and total replacement can cost thousands.
3. Indoor air quality
Many consider air duct cleaning vital to maintaining healthy indoor air. Dust, allergens (pollen, pet dander) and toxins (mold, mildew, rodent droppings) are commonly found in air ducts. If air ducts are not cleaned regularly these particles can be released into your home. Even if family members do not suffer from allergies the particles can cause severe respiratory problems, among other things.
If family members suffer from allergies or asthma, air duct cleaning may be necessary to provide a safe haven. Illinois Indoor Air Quality and Beyond Air duct cleaning can drastically reduce the amount of allergens (dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, insect and rodent droppings) in the air of a home.
Dust, mold and bacteria in an air duct system will create a musty smell in a home that no amount of air fresheners or candles can eliminate. Regular air duct cleaning can eliminate this problem almost entirely.
How Do I Know I Need My Air Ducts Cleaned?
Many customers who contact Illinois Indoor Air Quality and Beyond specialists often start the conversation with this questions and it can be a hard one to answer. Conditions in every building vary and depending on several factors, it may be time to have your residential, commercial, or industrial space inspected and cleaned. Some of these factors can include:
• Smokers regularly occupy the home or business.
• Pets shed large amounts of hair or dander
• Water or smoke damage is present
• Previous damage to the HVAC system has occurred
• Home renovations or remodeling created dusty conditions
• You are moving into a new or previously occupied home
• Pollen and allergy-producing flora exists around the home
• You live in a hot and humid climate or a dry climate
Duct work consists of fiberglass-lined ducts or metal ductwork