Duct Cleaning | Furnace Cleaning | Indoor Air Quality

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Poor indoor air quality, caused by dirty air ducts, a dirty furnace, or dirty a/c units can cause severe health issues, including any or all of the following...

Problem: Allergies, Asthma, Respiratory Problems. Respiratory problems - including asthma and allergies - can be compounded by the poor indoor air quality found in many homes.

Whether you suffer from allergies, have breathing troubles, or you just hate having to clean up the extra dust that filters through your heating, ventilation, or air conditioning ducts. When it comes to improving your health, your home's cleanliness, and the environment, duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, and air conditioner cleaning are necessary parts of home maintenance. Here are a few signs to look for if you're unsure whether or not you need duct or furnace cleaning.

The buildup of dust, mold, dirt, and other contaminants in your home's ducts is, unfortunately, a normal occurrence, especially if you're starting up a heating or air conditioning vent after months of disuse. However, many duct cleaning companies will recommend that you refrain from seeking out their services until the dust is visibly a problem. In cases of minor contamination, a duct filter will be more than enough to hold it at bay.

Signs You Need Duct or Furnace Cleaning

What are some signs that you need duct cleaning? The most apparent one is if you see dust or mold visibly coming up from the vents. Additionally, if you happen to see dust lingering in the air long after the vent has been shut off, this is also a sign that your ducts are more than just in need of a filter. Failure to arrange for duct cleaning when you truly need it can result in a variety of problems.

Not only do you put yourself and others at risk by breathing in dust choked air, but you also jeopardize your home. After all, in extreme cases, you may even find the dust from your ducts has crept into your food and water as well. Even if you aren't triggered by dust or mold allergies, it's nevertheless a good idea to schedule a duct cleaning when necessary, simply to keep your home clean. Extreme neglect may even result in duct infestation.

How does duct cleaning work?

Essentially, the duct cleaning company will begin by inspecting your ducts. That done, they may use a brush to knock loose any trapped contaminants, then make use of a high powered vacuum to suck the dust, dirt and mold away. That done, many companies also spray a germ and mold killing solution inside the ducts to keep your ducts cleaner for much longer.

With this in mind, it's easy to see why duct cleaning can do more than just improve your health and the overall the look of your home. Keeping your ducts clean also helps improve the efficiency of your ducts as well, resulting in cleaner, more powerful gusts of air being distributed throughout your home. Learn more today about how duct cleaning can benefit you!

Solution: Indoor air is anywhere from 2 to 100 times more polluted than the air outdoors, and poor indoor air quality is one of the EPA's top 5 environmental threats to public health. Chemicals from building materials and other objects inside the home, particulates from dirt and dust, smoke and mold can all contribute to poor air quality, which can exacerbate existing respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergies, and create new ones.

During a home performance upgrade, an Wise Home Energy efficiency professional will evaluate your home's air quality and take concrete steps to eradicate problems at the source. From working to minimize moisture infiltration to reduce the occurrence of mold, to upgrading your home's ventilation system or making recommendations as to how to optimize an existing system, a home performance professional will work to ensure that the air inside your home is not a threat to you or your family's health -- so you can breathe easy.

Dirty Ducts? Dirty Furnace or A/C? Contact us if you suspect your home's indoor air quality is compromised. We can help.