Dirt can be dangerous. Indoor air quality can become hazardous when dust, dirt, debris and mold are allowed to accumulate inside air ducts. Professional duct cleaning is recommended to maintain a healthy indoor environment.
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Air duct cleaning should also improve the overall comfort and energy efficiency of the building in which it's conducted. Removing even a 1/4" of dust from ductwork can increase a system's efficiency by 25%, while also potentially eliminating dank, musty odors from the area.
Three common methods for air duct cleaning:
For additional energy efficiency benefits, air ducts should be sealed as well as cleaned. Recent studies have found that 10%-30% of the air in an average central air conditioning system escapes from crevices and openings within the ducts. By sealing air ducts, you can retain the air you pay to condition -- and send it where the system intended it to go.
When dryer vents are not properly cleaned, they become a fire hazard. 15,600 fires start in dryers each year, leading to 10-20 deaths, 400 injuries, and $88 million in annual property damage. Of these fires, 20% are in commercial buildings.
To avoid a dryer vent fire, clean & maintain your system each year.
Healthy indoor air quality is a key element to the successful operation and management of a building.
The National Energy Management Institute (NEMI) says:
"The benefits of improved Indoor Air Quality are so large that this opportunity cannot be ignored... these include improved productivity, increased profits, greater employee/customer/visitor health and reduced health costs."
Your HVAC system is capable of resolving up to 80% of IAQ problems when properly designed and maintained. Therefore, all ductwork within the structure should be cleaned and maintained regularly.
Neglected HVAC air duct systems will contain irritants such as mold spores, dust mite waste, fiberglass particles, and dust. Bacteria, mouse droppings, and dead animals are also found within air duct systems in need of cleaning.
A study by Indoor Air Journal has found that even newly installed supply air ducts may have high levels of dust. With the EPA reporting IAQ as one of the top five modern-day environmental health concerns, this is maintenance that cannot be ignored.
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