When you think of poor air quality, you probably think of something like the intense smog present in some industrial cities, or the area surrounding a particularly bad fire. Things like smoke and ash and general pollution. While all of those certainly lower air quality, the more common offenders are actually in your own home. Dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores are just a few of the microscopic airborne pollutants commonly found in homes. These pollutants are responsible for allergy attacks, illnesses, and generally lowering your quality of life. Read on to find out why these pollutants are so common, and what you can do about them.
Duct Contaminant Buildup
Most of the time, you’re only breathing small amounts of these contaminants. These minor doses of pollutants are easily defeated by your immune system, which is why you’re not sick all the time. However, there is one time when you get a large dose of these contaminants all at once: using a forced air system. Contaminants tend to collect in the ducts, as they are isolated from any cleaning efforts you might undertake. There, they build up to very high levels. Then, when you turn on your heater or air conditioner, a large cloud of contaminants circulates around the house at once. That’s when you’ll start seeing the negative effects of exposure.
The way to prevent this massive dose of pollutants is to have your ducts professionally cleaned on a semi-annual basis. Professional duct cleaning removes all of those contaminants from your home, allowing you to use your forced-air systems without having to worry about any nasty side effects.
If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while, call Speedy Air Conditioning Service. We provide duct cleaning services throughout Port St Lucie, FL.