Aardvark Newsletter No. 30
Inside this issue:
- · Spring Cleaning
- · Reasons to get your Air Ducts Cleaned
- · Top 5 Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
It’s about time for spring cleaning here in the Metro area. Here’s a reminder: Don’t forget the air ducts. Dirty air ducts, no matter how clean your home may be, will greatly lower the indoor air quality in your living space.
Dirt, dust, mildew mold and allergens can accumulate throughout the duct-work of your home. If air ducts are not cleaned regularly and properly, the indoor air quality of your home can become worse than the quality of the air outside. In fact, the EPA ranks low indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risk to public health. Clean air ducts will ensure that you and your family will stay healthy and comfortable in the time you spend in your home.
Some reasons you should get you air ducts cleaned are:
- The air ducts in your home have never been cleaned.
- Members of your household experience allergy problems during and beyond allergy season.
- Your home is dusty.
- There are strange odors and smells throughout your home.
5 benefits of regular cleaning and servicing of your heating and cooling system and your air ducts:
· 1. Savings.
The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that removing even four-tenths of an inch of dust from cooling system coils will reduce energy usage by up to twenty one percent. This can save you considerable money on your utility bill.
· 2. System durability.
Estimate are that nine out of ten central heating and air conditioning systems fail or breakdown because a proper maintenance routine was not performed. Replacement parts and labor for heating or cooling system can be very expensive and total replacement costs thousands.
· 3. Your home's air quality.
Many people consider air duct cleaning essential to maintaining healthy indoor air. Dust, allergens (pollen, pet dander) and toxins (mold, mildew, rodent droppings) are commonly found in air ducts. If air vents are not cleaned regularly these particles can be released into your house. Even if family members do not have allergies many of these particles have the potential to cause severe illness.
· 4. Allergies.
If family members have allergies, air duct cleaning is often required to provide a healthy environment for allergy sufferers. Air vent cleaning can significantly reduce the amount of allergens in a home.
· 5. Remove odors.
A musty odor in your home can mean that dust, mold or mildew may be present in the air ducts that no amount of air fresheners or candles will eliminate. Air duct cleaning will eliminate the smell almost completely.
Air Duct Before Air Duct After
Air duct cleaning is not a task you should attempt to perform on your own. If you determine that your air ducts need to be cleaned, you will need to seek the help of a professional HVAC technician. With factory technicians, your air ducts will be safely cleaned and sanitized with professional equipment.
The effects of air duct cleaning can be felt for a long period of time that extends far beyond the spring season. Professional duct cleaning can also provide clean, fresh air that will help you reduce the effects of allergy season and turn your home into a more comfortable environment.
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