Duct Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality

Many homeowners in Sarasota might not know about, understand, or have even considered duct cleaning services. However, duct cleaning can make a lot of difference in indoor comfort by improving indoor air quality and comfort.

All About Ducts

Your ducts are the center of your HVAC system. They can be made from material including fiberglass, aluminum, flexible plastic, galvanized steel or a combination of materials. Ducts carry conditioned air to and from rooms and into the furnace or air handler. As air passes through the ducts, over time, pollutants in the air such as dust and pollen can accumulate within the ducts. It is thought that these pollutants then get passed back into your indoor air as the ducts transport the conditioned air back into your home.

Indoor Air Quality Impact

Indoor air quality has become a great cause for concern, particularly because it has been found to be as much as 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. If your ducts are dirty and result in contaminants being introduced into your indoor air, then it would seem logical that you would have your ducts cleaned.

It is important to note that there is contradictory information regarding the need for duct cleaning. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that duct cleaning may be more necessary if there are persons in the household who suffer from respiratory problems or if:

  • You notice significant mold growth within the HVAC system.
  • There is an insect infestation within your ducts.
  • There are signs that ducts are clogged or you can see particles being released from the supply registers.

Older homes, or homes that were renovated or constructed without proper ventilation might be in need of duct cleaning. Take great care in selecting a company to provide duct cleaning services, as persons without the knowledge and expertise can worsen or create more problems.

Custom Air & Plumbing has been providing service to the Sarasota area for more than 30 years. Over that time, we have worked hard to build a reputation of trust. Contact us at (866) 819-0992 if you are in need of proven duct cleaning, or other HVAC service today.

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