Ducts are an important part of any centralized forced air system. This is especially true for commercial HVAC systems, which employ much larger and more complex ductwork than residential properties do.
The ductwork in your building is responsible for keeping you and your employees comfortable, by transporting fresh air from your heating and air conditioning systems. Unfortunately, ductwork can also harm those inside a commercial property if it is not properly maintained.
Let’s take a look at one of the harms that can occur due to poorly maintained ductwork, and what you can do to prevent it.
The air inside the average commercial building is infested with millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Things like viruses, bacteria, dust, mold spores, and insect dander are all commonly found floating through the air in commercial and residential buildings. These contaminants tend to be pretty loosely dispersed, which prevents them from having any serious health effects on those in the building.
In the ducts, however, these contaminants are given a safe haven in which to gather. The level of pollutants builds up in your ducts over time until a forced air system is turned on, at which point the entire building receives a concentrated blast of them. This makes it more likely for the building’s occupants to suffer allergy attacks and illness.
In order to address these contaminants, it’s a good idea to schedule commercial duct cleaning for your building at least once every one or two years. Duct cleaning is where your HVAC company removes any and all contaminants that may be lurking in your ducts, either through vacuums or manual cleaning or both. Duct cleaning significantly improves the indoor air quality of your business, thereby improving the health and quality of life of everyone inside.
It can also improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, by revealing any leaks or other issues that need to be dealt with. If your ducts haven’t been cleaned in a while, you could most certainly benefit from scheduling a duct cleaning today.
If you’d like to know more about the specifics of duct cleaning, Call Roznovak. We provide commercial duct cleaning services throughout the Austin area.