According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, about one in 12 people in the United States has asthma. Nearly 25 million Americans suffer from respiratory issues, and indoor air quality can greatly affect the severity of the symptoms of diseases such as asthma. Because we spend 90% of our time indoors, indoor air quality can often be more dangerous than outdoor pollution.
Your air ducts need regular maintenance. Over the years many pounds of dust collect in your air ducts. In this dust and debris, millions of dust mites and bacteria can make homes and thrive. When you turn on your air conditioner these pollutants circulate all throughout your home. When your ducts are dirty, the air inside your home is dirty, and this can have adverse effects on your health. Respiratory issues can be exacerbated, and lead to wheezing, coughing and, in serious cases, difficulty breathing.
Dirty ducts do not just negatively impact your quality of life in terms of your physical health, they can have an adverse effect on other factors of your life as well. When your ducts are dirty, airflow is blocked by dust and debris, making it more difficult for your air conditioner to keep your house cool. Clean ducts allow air to flow more smoothly, meaning that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard, which in turn saves you money on your power bill.
If you want to improve the quality of life inside your home and save money on your electric bill, call Stanley Steemer today. With nearly 70 years of industry experience under our belts, we are experts at identifying and treating problem areas. We tailor our cleaning methods to suit your specific needs and will have your ducts spotless in a matter of hours. Your HVAC system is a vital part of your home, put it in the hands of people you know you can trust.
An HVAC system that is well maintained annually operates in top condition. All mechanical equipment requires regular maintenance to insure highest quality performance. Heating and cooling equipment that’s inspected regularly and properly maintained also offers greater durability. Air duct cleaning is part of a comprehensive maintenance plan. When air ducts become overloaded with debris and dust particles, the HVAC systems work harder to bypass clogged air ducts. In more humid climates air ducts also collect a certain amount of moisture in the cyclical air streams as air travels through the duct work system. When moisture is added to dust, these particles build up over time and may create a bigger problem. To keep air ducts from this type of build up, it’s important to have them cleaned annually.