Many homeowners know that indoor air quality is important. If you leave your windows closed all the time, for example, the air in your home is much more likely to become stale and musty. What a lot of homeowners don’t know, however, is how much their indoor air quality is affected by the state of their ducts. The ducts in your home play a big part in determining your overall indoor air quality. Read on to find out more about how your ducts alter your air quality, and what to do about it.
Airborne Contaminants and Ducts
There are millions of airborne contaminants floating around in your air. Things like dirt, dust, pollen, dander, germs, and mold spores are all quite common. These can cause allergy attacks, as well as make you sick. The reason that you’re not suffering from these symptoms all the time is that you tend to only inhale small amounts of them with every breath. This makes it a lot easier for your body to defend against them. If you inhale a large dose of them, though, that’s when things become problematic.
The ducts in your home serve as shelters for these contaminants, far from human activity or cleaning efforts. This allows the contaminants to build up in the ducts over time. Then, when a forced air system like an air conditioner is used, a large amount of contaminants are circulated around the house all at once. This is when it becomes common for people to experience negative effects from exposure.
Duct cleaning removes all of these contaminants from your ducts, either manually or with a vacuum, depending on the type of ductwork you have. This not only prevents the contaminants from building up in your ducts, but removes them from your home completely. By having your ducts cleaned at least once every two years, you can drastically improve your indoor air quality.
If you’d like to know more, call Roznovak’s Services. We provide duct cleaning services throughout Georgetown, TX.