During the summers here in Phoenix,AZ, most people spend between 60-90% of their time in-doors trying to keep cool. While spending time in the cool air conditioning, people are breathing air that is being filtered through their vents by their A/C system. Sometimes we forget to take the time and think about cleaning these vents and how important it is to breath in clean air.
Over time, dirt, dust, mold, debris and even animal droppings can begin to build up inside your home’s ventilation system. This in turn can contaminate the air from your heating or cooling system, spreading airborne particles throughout your living area. These pollutants can cause a number of health problems including aggravating allergy and asthma related symptoms. The best way to eliminate this problem is through ventilation cleaning.
Ventilation cleaning should be done on a regular basis as a part of regular maintenance. Signs that your ventilation system may be dirty include visible dirt or mold inside your ductwork, signs of pests or rodents living inside your ducts and unpleasant odors or excessive dust coming out of your heating registers.
By cleaning your vents, this could cut back on these health ailments:
– Sinus Congestion
– Sore Throats
– Eye, Nose and Throat Irritation
Hiring a professional such as Cool Touch to clean and inspect the ductwork in your home can help improve indoor air quality, allowing you and your loved ones to breathe fresh, clean air. Make sure that the company you hire to handle the ventilation cleaning is fully licensed and insured. Consider asking for references from past clients, as well. The last thing you want is to hire a company that leaves your home a mess, or worse, causes damage to your ventilation system.
Along with cleaning your duct work, you may want to have the company clean and inspect the components of your heating and cooling system. Removing dirt and debris at the source is the best way to prevent it from being spread throughout your home. Blower fans, evaporator coils and air filters are all common trouble-spots for pollutants. Typically, if your vents are dirty enough to require cleaning, the rest of your system will benefit from cleaning as well.
Ventilation cleaning is an important part of making your home a comfortable, safe place to live. Taking the time to improve indoor air quality can help you and your loved ones breathe a little easier all year long.