Most Americans do not realize how the quality of their indoor air can affect them and their family members. When you consider that we spend anywhere from 60% to 90% of our time indoors, this can become a critical issue. The HVAC system in your home affects that air quality and over time, a number of different contaminants build up within the air ducts. This includes bacteria, chemical residues, construction debris, dirt, dust, dust mites, fungi, hair, and pet dander. Hence the need for regular air duct cleaning bears great importance when indoor air quality is being discussed.
There are a few things you may not realize where indoor air quality is concerned. The American College of Allergists states that 50% of all illnesses that individuals suffer from is attributed to poor indoor air quality. Furthermore, the bacteria and fungi that can build up in your air duct system are responsible for the allergies that 1 out of every 6 Americans suffer from. In addition to these statistics, asthmatics, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory issues will most likely be sensitive to any contaminants and pollutants inside their homes.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) claims that 40 pounds of debris can build up in your duct system over a 12-month period. So it is clear to see why proper air duct cleaning is so important. As the indoor air moves through the ducts, some of that debris is going to get picked up and circulated back into the areas that you occupy inside your home. The result is an increase in allergic reactions and asthmatic symptoms which may compound health miseries in the long run.
It is impossible to try and clean the air ducts on your own as it requires specialized equipment and experience. Call Dapper Ducts, Inc, an expert air duct cleaning company certified by the National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association, NADCA in DC, MD and VA to get the job done right.
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