Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to collect a variety of contaminants such as mildew, fungi, bacteria and very small particles of dust that have the potential to affect overall health, the removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system and home should be considered one component in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality.
Frequency of cleaning depends on several factors, not the least of which is the preference of the homeowner. Some of the things that may lead a homeowner to consider more frequent cleaning include:
Antimicrobial chemicals are applied by some companies to the interior surface of the air ducts to treat microbial contamination such as fungi (mildew), viruses or bacteria. Before any antimicrobial chemicals are used, the system should be thoroughly cleaned. It is critical that any antimicrobial treatment used in your system be registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency specifically for use in HVAC systems. The use of antimicrobial chemicals is an additional service that is not part of a typical air duct cleaning project
Though you may not see an immediate drop-off in your home’s monthly energy costs, the long-term financial benefits to regular HVAC system cleaning are very real. Air ducts cleaning helps your home’s HVAC system run more efficiently. A cleaner, more efficient HVAC system is less likely to break down and more likely to have a longer life span. This allows you to get the most out of your system with less headaches, inconvenience and cost.
You can find an air duct cleaner near you on our website. Or, give Healthy Environment a call at 346-714-1859 and our customer service advisors will help you.