The air we breathe day-in, day-out can have a profound effect on our level of comfort and overall well-being – and even more so if we suffer from allergies, asthma or any other type of respiratory issue. If we happen to be fairly active as well, the rate of our respiration rises, and we inhale even more contaminants than we might otherwise. In fact, children, whose respiration rate can be two to three times higher than that of adults, depending on age, can be very susceptible to poor indoor air quality. This can not only create discomfort but can actually be bad for the child’s health. One potential cause of poor indoor air quality is dirty HVAC air ducts.
Don’t Let Dirty Air Ducts Compromise Your Air Quality
Many types of contaminants can compromise the quality of your indoor air – for example, dust, dust mites, animal dander, pollen, bacteria, mold, or fungi – or even a combination of these and other allergens. While some individuals are clearly more sensitive than others, there’s little question that airborne contaminants create a less-than-hospitable environment even for those with healthy respiratory systems. However, for allergy and asthma sufferers and those who battle other respiratory conditions – including those who may be fighting off a temporary respiratory illness such as a cold or flu – poorly controlled air quality can be a real problem.
If the quality of you indoor air seems poor, and it’s been several years or more since you’ve had your air ducts cleaned, it may be time to schedule a cleaning – particularly if you can clearly see a significant amount of dust or debris or mold or mildew inside your registers when you shine a flashlight into the interior of the space.
Indoor Air Quality Testing to the Rescue
Having your indoor air quality tested is another – even more-accurate – way to tell what level of contamination you’re dealing with and what the best course of action would be for correcting it. A professional HVAC contractor can handle this testing for you to provide concrete evidence of compromised air quality. This testing may also be able to determine whether any issue you may be having with the quality of your indoor air is traceable to your air ducts or whether it may be a smaller-scale problem that might benefit from the use of a piece of IAQ technology, such as an air humidifier or ventilator. Your HVAC pro can be a great resource in assessing the extent of the issue as well as the best way of addressing it.
Call in the Axberg Experts For Duct Cleaning
The air duct cleaning specialists at Axberg have all the tools, equipment and know-how to clean your ductwork. We are certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and take your health seriously. Our IAQ experts are qualified to identify potential problems with your ductwork and if needed, perform any needed repairs so your duct work performs as it should and will stay clean. Call us today and let us help you determine whether duct cleaning can restore more breathable air to your home.