According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks Americans face. Proper maintenance is the key to strengthening your HVAC system.
In fact, often, indoor air is two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. While Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, the homes they live in and the places they work at are becoming more airtight. Therefore, the carbon monoxide that a household generates is not leaving the home at the rate it should.
Insufficient clean air in homes also makes it easier for mold and fungal spores to find the right conditions to grow to toxic levels. At low levels, these indoor pollutants can cause headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea, and fatigue. At high levels, the toxic fungi can cause or exacerbate respiratory diseases such as asthma, heart disease and, sometimes, cancer.
A poorly maintained air ventilation system can harbor indoor air pollutants and increase the associated health risks. Particularly, dirty ductwork can affect indoor air quality. Apart from mold and fungus, allergens such as dust, pet dander, pollen, insect debris, and smoke accumulate inside the ductwork and travel throughout your home. That is why having a proper HVAC system and air duct cleaning maintenance service is important for your home.
Air duct cleaning improves your home’s environment in different ways. A professional duct cleaning service is more likely to find and remove harmful organisms and particles than if you try to do it yourself. High mold levels can cause many negative health effects. If you suspect your home is infested, you should call a professional. Thoroughly removing common dust from the air system can improve your home´s overall indoor air quality.