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Duct Cleaning Improves Indoor Air Quality

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What comes to mind when you think of poor air quality? Maybe you thought of a busy city. But do you ever think of the quality of the air INSIDE your home? The air you breathe inside your home can have a significant impact on your health. Schedule an annual air duct cleaning to help keep your indoor air free of pollutants.

Indoor Air Quality Pollutants

The air inside your home can be three to five times more contaminated than outdoor air. Over the last few decades, concern over indoor air quality has increased and with good reason. It’s estimated that people spend more than 80% of their time indoors. 

Indoor Air Pollutants

With all that time inside, indoor air quality has a significant impact. The health risks of indoor air pollution are often greater than outdoor pollution. For vulnerable groups such as young children, elderly, and those suffering from chronic respiratory or cardiovascular diseases, indoor air quality can be especially harmful.

Common indoor air pollutants include:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Chemicals
  • Dander
  • Mold
  • Dirt

These tiny particles, some so small they can’t be seen by the naked eye, make their way into your home and become trapped due to poor ventilation. Some pollutants remain airborne, others settle on surfaces, and some will remain in the air duct system where they will be recirculated five to seven times per day, easily being breathed in by residents and posing health risks.

Health Symptoms of Poor Air Quality

Poor indoor air can increase symptoms for those dealing with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems. Severity and length of symptoms depend on someone’s sensitivity to air pollutants. These symptoms can range from minor to more severe, with short-term or long-term effects.

Common symptoms of indoor air pollution include coughing, sneezing, dizziness or headaches. More severe health effects can include damage to heart, liver, or kidneys. Exposure to high levels of some pollutants, like carbon monoxide, can even result in death. 

Duct Cleaning Your HVAC system

By removing the buildup of everyday air pollutants, air duct cleaning can improve your home’s air quality and reduce potential health problems. Since air duct cleaning gets rid of pollutants, the air you breathe becomes cleaner and less contaminated. A dirty HVAC system should be inspected by a reputable, certified air duct cleaning professional. Contact K-tech Kleening today to schedule a duct cleaning for your HVAC system.

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