Air ducts are used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in order to deliver and remove air to each room of your home. This necessary airflow might include supply air, return air, and exhaust air. Air ducts also help to ventilate air. Because air ducts are so important to the overall flow of air in your home or workplace, air ducts are one of the most important aspects of creating clean and satisfactory indoor air quality as well as overall temperature comfort.
For many people today, indoor air quality has become very important. The increase in allergies and respiratory problems are often attributed not only to the air we breathe outside but also to the air we breathe inside. Having clean and fresh air is becoming critical to homeowners and commercial building owners alike.
More and more homes are now being built with better, tighter insulation to help make them energy efficient (which is a good thing). However, these well-insulated homes and commercial buildings easily trap pollutants in the indoor air. There is not an easy route for them to leave the interior of your home or office, leaving the pollutants to circulate indoors via your HVAC system. This air carries dust and dirt that builds up in your ducts forcing your HVAC system to work harder and thus decreasing the energy efficiency of your unit by close to 21%.
The air ducts can be compared to your body’s circulatory system. The same way your body carries and circulates essential nutrients and oxygen through the body is the same way that air ducts carry and circulate air through our home. Just like the circulatory system can carry toxins throughout the body, the duct system can carry pollutants through the air ducts in your home or building leaving harmful consequences behind.
To combat these issues of pollutants within your air ducts, air duct cleaning is key. Duct cleaning includes cleaning your HVAC system’s registers, ducts, fans, drain pan and heating or cooling coils, as they are the primary source of circulating air in your home or building. Call Dapper Ducts today for certified and professional service.
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