IS YOUR INDOOR AIR REALLY SAFE TO CONSUME?
Most people are now aware that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern many companies is marketing products and services intended to improve the quality of your indoor air. You have probably seen an advertisement, received a coupon in the mail, or been approached directly by a company offering to clean your air ducts as a means of improving your home’s indoor air quality.
Indoor air quality is one concern that building managers and building inhabitants have when they decide to investigate HVAC system, or when homeowners look to causes of allergies or unknown respiratory distress. Buildings and homes produce a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants in the process of normal operation, including dander, dust, and chemicals. As the air circulates and the heating/cooling system is run these contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and recirculated several times over per day. Over time the recirculation accumulates a buildup of contaminants in the HVAC ducts and system parts, fans, etc.
U.S. Department of Energy statistics state between 25% and 40% of the energy used for heating/cooling is wasted! Particles, allergens and other contaminants in your HVAC system reduce efficiency and make the system work harder, using more energy and decreasing the life-span of the entire system. Filters help but the heating and cooling HVAC system continues accumulating dirt in the course of normal use. Once your HVAC system is cleaned it works less to maintain the temperature you desire and less energy is used which improves cost-effectiveness.
As a homeowner, there is so much to stay on top of in order to keep your house in working order to keep you and your family safe and comfortable. While it’s easy to keep up with tasks that you can see, like dirty laundry and vacuuming, what about those parts of the house that need attention, but are out of site? We’re talking about your heating ventilation and air conditioning(HVAC) system. It’s true that many homeowners give little thought to the condition of their HVAC systems simply because the intricate network of tubing and fixtures lies within the ceilings and walls of most houses. But did you know that issues like mold growth in central AC unit, high energy bills, and respiratory issues can all occur because of dirty air ducts? For this reason, it’s important to conduct regular checks and maintenance around your HVAC system.