As a property owner, you should be concerned about indoor air quality. Although it may seem as if you don’t have much to worry about if you open the windows and use an air purifier, you could be overlooking one important factor that can alter the air inside of your property significantly. The ventilation ducts are a crucial component of any building. They enable hot and cool air to circulate throughout your property. They help to keep everyone comfortable. But when there are issues with air quality, the one thing that you shouldn’t ignore any longer is a professional duct cleaning.
Why Your Place Needs a Duct Cleaning
The air is still flowing through your vents, so you may be wondering why you need to get a duct cleaning. The answer is simple. To keep harmful particles, bacteria, pet dander, hair, dead skin flakes, dust and other tiny particles from flowing around. When you think about it, these things are all in the air that you breathe. Some people are very sensitive to these contaminants and often experience problems with their respiratory systems.
If you are an employer, then you should already know that poor indoor air quality can have a negative impact on your workers. It can cause them to have lower productivity and performance. They may call off more often than necessary. If you notice your workers have a high number of call-offs, often have tissue in their hands because they’re coughing, sneezing and uncomfortable, then you should contact your local energy and ventilation company for a duct cleaning.
If you’re a homeowner or renter, you may notice that you or your family members are suffering from allergy-like symptoms. Red eyes, runny noses, sudden onset of asthma or frequent asthma attacks, and cold-like symptoms can all occur if the ducts in your home are dirty and in need of cleaning.
Other Signs to Look for
Take a good look at the vent registers around your place. When the AC or heat is on, do you see little puffs of dust blowing off them? Do they look dirty? Take one of the vent covers off and take a peek inside. Do you see a coating of matted dust? Replace the cover. If you saw that there was a buildup of dust and dirt inside, then you now know that you should have them professionally cleaned out. You could attempt to do it yourself, but you don’t have the necessary equipment to clean all of the ductwork that exists on your property.
Inspect the air filter on your heating and cooling appliances. Is it completely covered in dirt and dust? If so, you should replace it right away. Dirty air filters attract more dirt and dust and restrict airflow to your HVAC equipment. Not only will they work harder to maintain the right temperatures, but you’ll experience higher energy bills and low air quality.
If you’re familiar with the parts on your furnace, open the door that covers the blower motor and take a look around inside. If you see dust on the fan and blower motor, the problem is not a minor one. If you continue to ignore these signs, then you could end up with a major malfunction in the near future. You’ll also continue to have higher than normal energy bills and issues with indoor air quality until you schedule a professional duct cleaning.
Once you get the ductwork cleaned, you can enjoy better performance out of your HVAC equipment, your workers and improve indoor air quality. You also won’t have to worry getting them cleaned again for another year. Take the high road when it comes to your HVAC appliances and ductwork by keeping up with all preventative maintenance.
Contact Harsin Energy Services at (214) 308-1125 to schedule your professional energy audit and duct cleaning today!