The American Lung Association estimates that people spend approximately 60% to 90% of their time indoors, and the EPA reports that levels of some hazardous pollutants in indoor air have been found to be up to 70 times greater than outdoor air. These pollutants can circulate in your home’s or business’ duct system, entering rooms through registers.
Some of the contaminants that may be currently residing in your duct system include disgusting things like: fungus, pollen, mold, pet dander, dead skin, and dead animals like mice and bats! If you find yourself having to dust on a daily basis, it’s time to have your ducts cleaned by the pros at Superior Heating & Air Conditioning.
Since you can’t see deep into your duct system, damage there may go unnoticed, yet may be aggravating sinus conditions and asthma and allergy symptoms, especially during the summer and winter when your heating and cooling system is running continually.
Extend the life of HVAC Equipment
Accumulated dirt and dust are responsible for nearly all heating and cooling system failures. As dirt and dust come out of the ducts, they are drawn into the air conditioner, where they collect. As they build up, they stop the blower fan from working correctly, preventing it from keeping the heat exchanger cool. Over time, this takes a toll on the entire system.
It’s estimated that a half inch of dust on the heating coil of your HVAC system can reduce its overall efficiency by at least 20%. Regular duct cleaning from the experts at Superior will cut down on the dust and dirt in your system and save on energy bills.