Imagine that your heating and cooling air system is the lungs of your home. It breathes air in and out. The air flows through the entire air system and living space – recirculating as many as 5-7 times per day. Whether its from normal everyday activity or a home renovation project, you air system gets dirty. Dust, dirt, allergens and other contaminants become a part of the air that you breathe – over and over again. While regularly replacing air filters can help on a small scale, they do not remove everything. Over time these contaminants build up, causing air quality and health to suffer. Before it gets to that point, its best to hire a NADCA certified professional, like Potomac Services, to clean the entire air system.
Common reasons why you should clean your air ducts:
Poor Indoor Air Quality
While it may be hard to believe, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air quality can actually contain 3-5 times more contaminants than outdoor air. The reality is that our efforts to make our homes more energy efficient has actually tightened up our houses to the point they now have poor ventilation. This is a problem because normal everyday living produces and builds up air born contaminants like dust, danger, chemical and allergens in the home’s air system. Coupled with the fact that people spend about 90% of their time indoors breathing in this poor quality air, potential health effects can be significant. This is especially true for people with compromised immune systems, asthma and allergy suffers.
Allergies, Asthma, Sinuses and Respiratory Issues
Dust, pollen, mold spores, and germs are among the list of common contaminants that can build up and become a part of the home’s air system and living space. People that suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis, and respiratory infections are more susceptible problems due to poor air quality. Having your air system cleaned certainly is not going to make these issues go away completely, but it will likely reduce the irritants that exacerbate their symptoms. For people who suffer from these issues, any kind of relief from sneezing, coughing, breathing issues or getting sick is a WIN!
Dust and Dirt Build Up
A family living in a 6-room home produces about 40 pounds of dust each year by doing normal activities as common as opening and closing the front door, walking on carpet, or scratching dry skin. For homes with pets or recent renovations, the amount of dirt and dust is even higher. Once this dirt is the home, it enters the air system blower, returns, supplies and other parts. Plus, not only do the components of your air system get dirty, but so does your the furniture in your living space and the air you breathe. Its unsanitary, filthy and unhealthy, giving your more than enough reason to want to get it cleaned.
Potomac Services can help you improve the quality of the air in your home by cleaning the dust, debris and other contaminants from your heating and cooling system.
Call 703.444-5155 today for more information and to schedule your appointment!