Air Duct Cleaning is Essential to a Healthy Home

Posted on: December 29, 2015

Clean indoor air in your home is vital to ensuring that your family and pets do not develop health issues related to poor air quality.

Several factors can affect indoor air quality (IAQ) including:

  • poor ventilation
  • temperature control issues
  • humidity control problems
  • excessive dust or dirt, especially from construction or remodeling

The good news is there are several ways to prevent IAQ from declining – and our team at Action Air is here to help keep you and your family protected from significant short and long term health problems.

Having a properly operating ventilation system in your home is essential in guaranteeing healthy IAQ. Your home’s ventilation system controls airflow and heating or cooling throughout the year. Normal home occupation produces a large amount of contaminants and air pollutants such as dust, dander, and chemicals. These contaminants are drawn into the HVAC system and re-circulated up to 7 times per day. This can lead to build-up of contaminants in the duct work that can cause health problems over time.

Checking or changing the air filters and having regular inspections are very important to keeping your ventilation system working properly. Clean air ducts can significantly reduce allergy and asthma symptoms as well as increase the amount of airflow to allow your system to operate more efficiently.

Thorough cleaning of your ventilation system can yield long-term energy-savings. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 25 to 40 percent of energy used by home heating or cooling is wasted. The contaminants that build up in the duct work make the system work harder and thus can shorten the life of your entire HVAC system. By addressing every component of the system that air passes over and keeping all of these parts clean, the entire system will run at peak performance and use less energy which will lead to better cost-effectiveness.

The NATE certified professionals at Action Air Conditioning, Heating and Solar are qualified to help you address all of your home HVAC needs. Contact Action Air today for installation of a new HVAC system, inspection of existing systems and routine maintenance to keep your duct work clean and your family healthy.