With all the bustle of your daily life, it’s easy to overlook your home’s ventilation system. You are occupied with enough already, and besides, you feel comfortable in your assumption that the air you breathe in your home is clean and safe. What you may not realize is that your ventilation system collects a number of pollutants that can become airborne. Fortunately, an air duct cleaning can improve your home’s air quality by ridding your ventilation system of these pollutants.
An air duct cleaning involves cleaning your heating and cooling systems, which can get clogged with pollutants if not properly maintained. Pollutants are recirculated through your ventilation system about 5 to 7 times per day. This recirculation causes pollutants to build up in your air ducts. So what kinds of pollutants are we talking about?
- Hair, skin-shed, and dust can build up in your air ducts over time. Up to 40 pounds of dust can be generated each year in the average-sized home. This collection of pollutants creates an environment that is the perfect breeding ground for dust mites. Dust mites are a major health hazard and are the leading trigger for asthma and home allergies.
- Particles of pollen can collect in your air ducts, triggering allergies and negatively impacting your heating and cooling systems. Commonly, people go inside to escape outdoor allergies, but this does no good when pollen also contaminates the air inside your home.
- Mold can grow inside your air ducts, triggering allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory problems.
By improving the air quality in your home, you are also improving your health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it is critical to your family’s health to have a regular air duct cleaning performed. It is important to make sure that the air you are breathing inside your home is clean since poor indoor air quality can lead to illnesses like Legionnaire’s disease, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, humidifier fever, and asthma. Also, improving the quality of air in your home can, as we have already mentioned, relieve the symptoms of anyone in your home who suffers from allergies.
In addition to improving your health, an air duct cleaning can also prevent fires. Accumulation of pollutants in your ducts and vents poses a major fire hazard; therefore, a regular air duct cleaning could possibly save both your life and your home.
With locations in Redding and Chico, White Glove serves a large part of Northern California and will be delighted to ensure that your air ducts receive a proper cleaning. Call White Glove today at 530-924-3164 or schedule an appointment online.