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How Duct Cleaning Improves Your Indoor Air Quality

You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your indoor air quality. After all, as long as the air seems clear, what is there to worry about? Well, your air may not be as clear as you think. Inside the average home’s air are millions upon millions of microscopic particles, some of which are harmful to your health. Dust, pollen, mites and dander are all common lung irritants and allergens. Meanwhile, viruses and bacteria can infect you and make you sick. Read on to find out more about how these contaminants can lessen your air quality, and how duct cleaning can improve it.

Duct Buildup

So, if all of these contaminants are floating around in your air, then why are you not sick all the time? Because most of the time, these contaminants are dispersed enough that you only inhale small amounts of them at a time. This makes it easier for your body to defend against them, which is why you don’t experience any negative effects most of the time. However, there is one situation where a large contaminant buildup can occur.

Contaminants tend to build up in the ducts of your home, far from any cleaning efforts that you may undertake. This allows them to build up in the ducts over time, until you turn on a forced air system like a heater or air conditioner. When that happens, a large amount of contaminants are all circulated around the house at once. It is after being subjected to a large dose like this that you will start to feel unwell.

Duct Cleaning

In order to keep your indoor air quality high, you should have your ducts cleaned at least once every year or two. This allows your HVAC technician to remove all of those contaminants from your home, allowing you to use your forced air systems without fear of getting sick or having an allergy attack. You’ll still have some contaminants in your air, but they won’t have nearly as much of an effect on you.

If you’re in need of duct cleaning call Touchstone Heating & Air. We provide duct cleaning services throughout Gainesville, FL.

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