- Mold. Having mold in your HVAC system is a serious problem and can be extremely damaging to your family’s health. If you suspect your system has mold, it is critical to get it tested immediately as it will only get worse if left untreated.
- Rodents, vermin, or insects. Your ducts may be infested with rats, mice, squirrels, cockroaches, or other pests. Enough said.
- Dust, dust mites, pet hair, and chemicals. Ducts can easily become clogged with dust and debris from all sorts of contaminants.
Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors. And the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that high amounts of contaminants in your ventilation system can cause indoor air quality to be 70 to 100 times more polluted than the outside environment. In fact, in the average six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust can accumulate annually.
Consider your A/C and heating system the lungs of your home as the system takes in air and breathes it out. Dander, dust, chemicals, bacteria, mold, mildew, decaying organic matter, pollen, and other pollutants are absorbed into the HVAC system and recirculated throughout your home an average of five to seven times per day. This can cause a serious build-up of contaminants in your duct work.
So it only makes sense that having your air ducts cleaned can greatly improve your home’s indoor air quality. For asthma and allergy sufferers or those with autoimmune disorders, having clean air in the home can substantially help reduce aggravating health threats.
Another major benefit of air duct cleaning is energy savings. The U.S. Department of Energy states that 25 to 40% of energy used to heat or cool a home is wasted due to contaminants. Clean air ducts prevent your system from having to work extra hard to cool or heat your home. Clean air ducts could result in increased energy savings and even helps to support your system’s dependability and lifespan.
Before we clean your ducts, the A#1 Air pros will perform a thorough air duct inspection to determine the level of cleaning needed, if any. This inspection includes an air duct leakage test, which is critical to an accurate assessment of your air ducts’ cleaning needs.
If your ducts do need cleaning, we utilize both contact and non-contact methods, along with an anti-bacterial coating. Our patented equipment completely cleans all dirt, grime, and contaminants, which we then safely dispose of. We also use an EPA registered biocide fog agent to destroy all bacteria, germs, mold, and mildew spores, as well as a sealant and deodorizer. Additionally, we’ll replace all your air filters, clean your registers, clean the blower unit, and more.
So make sure the indoor air your family breathes is clean and healthy. For a free consultation on your home’s air duct cleaning needs, contact the A#1 Air pros today!