Are you concerned about air quality in your Peachtree City home? If so, your concern is likely a valid one, since indoor air in today’s tightly built homes can often carry higher concentrations of pollutants than outdoor air. Air ducts are a topic that often comes up in discussions about indoor air quality, since contaminants that collect in home ductwork may be carried throughout the house as the HVAC system runs. So how can you tell if your home may benefit from professional duct cleaning?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the following signs indicate that you should consider professional duct cleaning:
- Rodents or insects have invaded – Ductwork that has evidence of rodent or insect infestation should be cleaned to prevent contamination of indoor air with allergens, bacteria or waste products from these vermin.
- Ductwork has a substantial buildup of debris – Ducts that contain excessive amounts of dirt, dust and debris can release particles into indoor air via supply registers, compromising indoor air quality.
Aside from the potential benefits for indoor air quality, professional duct cleaning can also be good for your HVAC system, reducing dust, dirt and debris in the system that can decrease energy efficiency and cause excessive wear on HVAC components. Many HVAC specialists recommend professional duct cleaning every three to five years to help ensure against indoor air quality issues and keep your system in great shape.
If someone in your household suffers from allergies or unexplained symptoms or illnesses and if, after a visual inspection of the inside of the ducts, you see any indication that your air ducts are contaminated with large deposits of dust you may wish to install other indoor air quality products on your home heating and cooling system to reduce the building back up of dust and other contaminants in your ductwork.
If you need more information about professional duct cleaning or other indoor air quality products, please contact Powers Heating & Air. A family owned and operated business, we take pride in providing reliable, expert service to customers throughout the Fayette and Coweta County communities like Peachtree City, Tyrone, Brooks, Fayetteville, Sharpsburg, Senoia, and Newnan.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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