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Clean Ducts, Clean Lungs

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Dirty Air Duct Does your Eau Claire or Chippewa Falls home need the air ducts cleaned?

Why clean your ducts?

Just because its cold and snowy in the Eau Claire area doesn't mean you can't get fresh air. Have you ever thought about getting your ducts cleaned? It's not something most people think of on a regular basis. There is nothing out there saying you should get your ducts cleaned once a year or every so often, but it doesn't hurt to keep it in the back of your mind if you have any of the following: 

-occupants with allergies or asthma
-cigarette or cigar smoke
-water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
-home renovation or remodeling projects

Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.

Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.

While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants. Those of which, cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, or some allergies.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the HVAC system still gets dirty through normal use. 

When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.

If you're thinking about getting your ducts cleaned or need a quote, give SERVPRO of Eau Claire a call at 715-834-3473. 

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