Air Duct Cleaning
Over time, the inside of the air ducts in your home can accumulate a wide variety of contaminants that can impair the quality of your home’s air, and lower the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Take a look in your air ducts. On average they accumulate one pound of dust per year. Residue from pet dander, smoking, cooking or using a fireplace can cause air ducts to become dirtier much faster. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that indoor air quality can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air and the American College of Asthma, allergies and Immunizations (ACAAI) states that people also spend 90% of their time indoors. To check whether or not you or your family might be at risk from the air you breathe, answer the following questions:
- Have you lived in your home for more than 5 yrs without having your air ducts cleaned?
- Have you recently moved into a home that had a previous owner?
- Has your home had any recent renovations?
- Does dust seem to collect quickly in your home?
- When you have your furnace or air conditioner running, is there a lack of air coming from the registers?
- Does anyone smoke in your home?
- Do you bun candles or a fireplace frequently?
- Does anyone have respiratory ailments such as asthma or emphysema?
If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions you should consider having your air ducts cleaned. To ensure you choose a reputable company to clean your air ducts properly, do some research. Be sure to choose a company that is a member in good standing with your local Better Business Bureau as well as the National Air Duct Cleaning Association.