Here’s an additional reason to stay home more often. In the Bureau of Air’s Annual Air Quality Report for 2012, Illinois has been noted to slightly lower air quality compared to the previous year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that external pollutants can be one of the major culprits that can cause greater contaminants at home.
The home is also capable of housing allergens if a certain feature in the house permits it – the air duct. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NACDA) advises homeowners and building managers to “pay close attention to their air handling units and take the necessary steps to determine if a proper cleaning is in order.”
The EPA suggests air duct cleaning if “there is substantial visible mold growth” and “ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.” NADC, on the other hand, moves homeowners to consider the following factors: 1) living pets whose hair can add to the amount of dust and dirt in the HVAC system, 2) asthmatic residents, 3) smokers.
Before you know it, dirty air ducts can become a minor pollutant in your home. Not only is pollution lingering outside, polluted indoor air is also an omnipresent enemy. If any of the mentioned dirty duct culprits are found at home, it may be best to consider having your air ducts examined and cleaned by professionals.
Businesses, mindful of that prevalent house threat, have mushroomed to carry out the promise of air duct cleaning in Illinois homes. A model company is Peerless Cleaning & Restoration Services. Both a business and a member of the NADCA, it has been deploying expert cleaners since 1945 to give Illinois the air duct cleaning services it deserves.
If your air ducts have been giving you a stuffy home, contact them now and free your lungs from indoor air pollutants.
(Source: Homeowners: Improve your Indoor Air Quality Today!, Huntley Patch, 08 Nov 2013)