There has been significant research and press about outdoor air quality, pollution, and toxins. But did you know that there are just as many factors that negatively impact the air quality inside of our homes? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution is one of the top environmental dangers facing the public.
Furthermore, most of the problems that surface as a result of indoor air quality are due to issues within a home’s air duct system. The air ducts in our homes are often damp and never see the light of day. This is a perfect environment for creating microbial growth and dust mites. The pollutants that affect us inside our homes can set off many allergies and lead to health problems. And since we spend a majority of our time indoors (nearly 87% of our day), it is important to keep the air in our homes as well as our ducts allergen and dust-free.
These pollutants are blown around the house, traveling through the ducts each time our HVAC system turns on. Having clean ducts can help prevent or lessen allergies that might be triggered by these pollutants and allergens.
The standard recommendation is to have your ducts cleaned every one to two years, perhaps more if you have chronic allergy sufferers in your home. And with the Maryland-DC area being in the top 15 worst places to live for allergy sufferers, ensuring that your home is free of these allergens and do not buildup in your ducts is essential. Call Dapper Ducts today for a breath of fresh air!
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