Your air ducts are the lungs of your home. Everything that contaminates your air flows through all the elements of your air duct and HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) system. As the air flows through that HVAC system, contaminants in your air accumulate in and throughout each component.
What are some airborne pollutants in your home that can accumulate in your HVAC system?
Mold, mildew and pollen. Dander, fur, and hair. Smoke, grease, cooking and residues. Cigarette and cigar smoke. Chemicals produced by cleaning products, personal care products, and even scented candles and air fresheners. Off-gases from furnishings, paints, and carpets. Drywall dust, dirt, and grime.
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All of those elements – many of them potential allergens and irritants that can contribute to and cause significant health issues – accumulate unseen inside your ducts, where some such as mold can multiply and be redistributed throughout your home.
How can you protect your family’s health?
To protect your family from irritants, allergens and threats to health that can accumulate in your ducts, have your home’s entire HVAC system — its lungs and circulatory system — assessed and cleaned every year.
When you think “ducts,” you may envision square metal tubes behind the walls and in the joists of your home that end in vents and returns. Your HVAC system is much more than just those tubes and vents, though. To understand just how important it is to have the entire system cleaned regularly, consider just how many elements there are in a residential HVAC system.
A standard residential HVAC system includes: an air handler unit that itself contains a blower, heating elements, and cooling elements; dampers that control the volume of air that flows through a zone or even seals off airflow in the event of a fire; fittings called take-offs that ensure the correct airflow from the main ducts through each subsidiary or branch duct servicing particular floors, rooms, and vents; a plenum that distributes the air into rooms through vents and brings air back into the air handler via return intakes; duct fittings that you might more commonly think of as vents or reducers with adjustments to ensure your comfort.
The entire HVAC system consists of mechanical elements, electrical connections, and even electronic sensors
Accumulated dirt, dust, debris and other contaminants affects every component. Dirt, dust, debris, and other contaminants that accumulate in the mechanical parts components can be redistributed through your home to place the health of your air and lungs at risk. That same accumulation, especially when combined with the pollution of electrical and electronic components, can degrade the efficiency of your HVAC system. Which means at least two things — more discomfort and higher energy costs.
How can Atlanta Air Pro help?
Our expect Atlanta air duct cleaning specialists are familiar with every variation of today’s residential HVAC systems. They understand the risks of a poorly maintained system, the warning signs of neglect, and the steps necessary to restore a neglected HVAC system — and the home’s air — to good health.
Atlanta Air Pro’s HVAC decontamination service includes an assessment, cleaning and decontamination of each essential element of the HVAC system in your home to eliminate accumulated dirt and grime on every component. To take the first and essential step toward a healthier and more comfortable home and lower energy bills, contact Atlanta Air Pro to have your HVAC system decontaminated.