We’ve all heard the advice “get some fresh air.” Well, that recommendation may hold more weight than you realize. That’s because the air in the average home is between four and five times more polluted than the air outside.
Considering most of us spend a significant amount of time indoors (whether in our own home, someone else’s home or an office), that’s a lot of potential exposure to pollutants.
But before the clean freak in you loses it, we’re here to tell you there’s a solution – and it starts with your air conditioning system’s air ducts.
What Is Indoor Air Pollution?
Indoor air pollution refers to any biological, chemical, or physical contamination of indoor air. Common air pollutants include “normal” things like pollen and dust mites, but also more serious pollutants such as asbestos, lead, formaldehyde, radon, and volatile organic compounds.
No matter how clean your home, there will always be some pollutants present. But just because pollutants are inevitable, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to reduce them.
Learning about indoor air pollutants and their adverse effects is important as it can affect you and your loved ones’ health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollutants have been linked to the following:
- Irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat
- Respiratory tract infections including ear infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia
- Digestive issues
- Damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, and liver
Want to Improve the Quality of the Air in Your Home?
This information is undoubtedly alarming, but luckily, there are lots of ways to effectively reduce the number of pollutants in your home. One of the most effective methods is to have your air ducts professionally cleaned.
While methods may vary by company, an air duct cleaning service with Sansone utilizes the Rotobrush Air Duct Cleaning Process to remove debris from air ducts. Using the Rotobrush method, our trained technicians easily maneuver through the air ducts, cleaning hard-to-reach places in the process. With the Rotobrush powerful vacuum system, we can remove years of debris from the ducts.
The Top 5 Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
1. Reduces Allergens and Irritants In Your Home
A professional air duct cleaning can remove a lot more than dust. After duct cleaning, the amount of harmful contaminants is drastically reduced. This can be life-changing for those who suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems.
2. Rids Your Home of Unpleasant Odors
Homes are full of odors – and it’s not always that nice candle you light in your living room. Smells from cleaning products, cooking, painting, and pets all contribute to the overall scent of a home. If you notice your home never seems to smell quite as fresh as you’d like, an air duct cleaning may help.
3. Improves Air Conditioner’s Efficiency
When your air conditioner has to fight against debris buildup within the air ducts, it has to work harder than it should in order to cool your home. Not only does this put extra wear and tear on the system, but it can also increase your energy costs. A professional air duct cleaning removes the buildup within the air ducts, which will lessen the stress on your system when it runs.
4. Improves Airflow
Does it seem as though some rooms in your home don’t get as much circulation as others? It could be due to excess debris blocking the flow of air within the air ducts.
5. Improves Overall Air Quality
Without a doubt, the greatest benefit is improved indoor air quality. A professional duct cleaning removes debris (and the nasty pollutants within it) which makes the air in your home cleaner, healthier, and easier to breathe.
Air Duct Cleaning in South Florida
There are lots of benefits to having your air ducts cleaned by a professional. If you’re a South Florida resident considering this service and want to learn more, contact Sansone today.
Our duct cleaning service is quick, efficient, and cost-effective. Best of all, it’s a solid investment in your health.
If you would like more information on air duct cleaning or would like to schedule a duct cleaning appointment, contact the HVAC professionals at Sansone.