For the most accurate answer for your home it is recommended to speak to a company you trust or that is recommended for ac repair Florida . People often wonder if a duct cleaning actually does much to improve the air quality in their home. There are a lot of you who wonder if a duct cleaning in your home is needed or just a way for us in the industry to make an extra penny. The fact is heating and air conditioning ducts are dark, damp and rich in “nutrients” is an optimal breeding ground for things such as, dust mites, mold and fungi. Allergens such as mold and fungi can cause infections, discomfort and can also cause allergic reactions. Although cleaning the ducts isn’t a cure for heath conditions such as Asthma, allergies and other respiratory related conditions it can help with prevention and treatment of these conditions. Getting the ducts clean will also remove these allergens like dust and mold. A duct cleaning would also get rid of cigarette smoke residue and other odors. The following are some indoor air quality facts:
- According to the EPA, one of the top 5 environmental dangers to the public is indoor air quality.
- Two out of Three indoor air quality problems are caused by your HVAC system.
- According the Department of Consumer Affairs the elderly and children are most affected by poor indoor air quality.
- The EPA also said that Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in indoor air quality can be much greater than in outdoor air, 2 to 5 times greater to be exact.
- The American College of Allergists said that up to 20% of all illnesses can either be caused or enhanced by polluted indoor air.
- Some hazardous pollutants in indoor air have shown to be 70 percent greater than in outdoor air.
There isn’t a standard answer to how often one should get their ducts cleaned. Each duct system and homeowner is different depending on the activities, health conditions, and set up of duct system the frequency in the need for a duct cleaning would vary. For ac repair Palm Coast contact Accutemp and we would love to offer you our free air quality and duct cleaning evaluation and estimate.