Air Cleaning and Purifying
Every time a door or window opens particles such as bacteria, dust, and pollen enter your home. If these are not properly removed, they will heap together on furniture or in air ducts. Most heating and air systems use disposable filters that only catch large dust particles and do not suitably protect the home from small dust particles or bacteria. In order to better protect your home, consider using an advanced filtration system, which will remove 99% of unwanted particles. However, be aware that the more efficient the filter, the higher the price.
Too much moisture in your air conditioning system can allow for microbes to grow. If these growths land on a damp surface they can begin to multiply and then disperse in your air ducts and around your home. Mold can be hazardous to your health, producing allergens, toxic substances and, if in doors, can lead to “sick house syndrome,” which is linked to headaches, nausea, and fever. Therefore, if you find mold in your home, take care of it immediately.
Proper professional air duct cleaning takes 5-10 minutes to open each vent and 4-8 hours to clean, but it is a must for solving indoor air quality problems. Be sure to hire a licensed professional using proper cleaning equipment recognized by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA), either a truck-mounted system or a portable, negative-air powered vacuum with HEPA filters, not portable Shop Vacs. Time, proper equipment, and an experienced professional are crucial not only for keeping your furnace/air conditioner components clean, but also operational.