Most Americans think of air pollution as an outdoor problem. For many of our homes, the air pollution level is often 10 times higher than outdoors. Some of the major causes of poor indoor air quality are the dust, dirt and moisture which accumulates within your home’s heating and air conditioning system’s duct work. Airborne contaminates are continually being drawn into your heating and cooling system. Standard disposable fiberglass filters remove less than 7% of these particles, leaving the rest in your air ducts.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system taken air in and breathes air out. Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work. While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
Long Term Benefits
A clean system operates more efficiently and is required to run less often, therefore your system has fewer breakdowns and repairs. Duct cleaning reduces the risk of fire, with the elimination of flammable materials in the duct work. Clean ducts also result in fewer aerosols, which can effect respiratory function as well as result in less dusty surfaces.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
Source Removal: The Healthful Answer
The best method for improving air quality is by using a “source removal” type of duct cleaning. Our truck mounted process uses mechanical agitation to remove the contaminants from your home’s heating and air conditioning system. AmeriClean takes great care to ensure that no debris escapes into your home’s environment.
- Residential duct cleaning takes just a few hours
- It’s a clean, safe process.
- It can reduce heating and cooling costs because a clean system operates more efficiently.
- Duct cleaning cuts maintenance costs because a clean system has fewer breakdowns.
AmeriClean has trained professional technicians with the latest and most effective duct cleaning equipment. For a FREE estimate call 800.654.9101.