How Duct Cleaning can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
As you may or may not know, the air inside your home is full of pollutants. Microscopic particles like dust, pollen, germs, and mold spores are constantly circulating through your indoor air. They are responsible for causing hay fever, sinus inflammation, cold and flu symptoms, and all sorts of other nasty health effects.
There are several ways to deal with these contaminants and improve your indoor air quality. Air purifiers are capable of removing some pollutants from your air over time, for example. However, the best way to remove the threat of airborne contaminants is to have your ducts cleaned. Read on to find out how duct cleaning can improve your indoor air quality.
Ducts and Contaminants
So, if you’re inhaling all of these contaminants with every breath you take why are you not sneezing and coughing all the time? Well, a lot of that has to do with your allergy sensitivity. However, part of it is also that the levels in the air you breathe are not consistently high. Lower concentrations of these contaminants can be beaten by your body’s natural defenses. There is a pretty easy way for pollutants to get around these defenses, though.
The ducts in your home are naturally dark, and often left untouched by house cleaning efforts. Those two factors make them a prime place for these contaminants to build up. Over time, a sizeable number of these contaminants will accumulate in the ducts. Then, when you turn on your heater or air conditioner, all of those pollutants are blown out into your house at once. This sudden, high dosage makes it much more likely that you will experience a negative effect from the contaminants.
Duct cleaning removes the risk of suddenly being exposed to a large amount of airborne pollutants by removing them from your ducts entirely. As long as you have your ducts cleaned every couple of years, your indoor air quality will improve dramatically and your health might do the same.
If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while call Magic Touch. We provide indoor air quality services throughout the Phoenix area.