WHY IS AIR DUCT
The air in your home or business circulates through your duct system an average of 6 to 7 times per hour. Yet most people never stop to consider the condition or cleanliness of their building’s “lungs.” Unclean ducts contribute to sick building syndrome resulting in acute health and comfort effects. Symptoms include irritation of the eyes, nose and throat as well as headache, fatigue and irritability. In the office setting, this can reduce work efficiency and increase absenteeism. A World Health Organization report suggested up to 30% of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject of complaints of related to poor indoor air quality.
There are two main reasons why you should have qualified professionals clean your duct systems. These reasons apply to all homes and businesses, but especially buildings that have recently undergone renovation or where people with health issues reside or work.
Duct Cleaning Improves Air Quality:
Dust mites, dander, chemicals, pollen, mold, mildew and more can build up in duct systems and particles can then be circulated in the air. Cleaning the ducts improve air quality and creates a healthier environment, especially for people suffering from allergies, respiratory illnesses or autoimmune disorders.
Duct Cleaning Increases Energy efficiency:
When dust particles accumulate in the heating and cooling system, the system components have to work harder. This not only reduces the system’s efficiency but also its life span. A thorough cleaning by professionals ensures that your system can operate at full capacity. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Duct cleaning can reduce that energy waste in your home or business.
WHY IS FIRE DAMPER
Fire damper cleaning is not only important, but essential to keep your facility compliant with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines. Regular inspection by an NFPS Certified contractor verifies proper installation, operation and maintenance. Cleaning is important as fire dampers can become dirt laden, stiff and sluggish over time, which can impede their operation and compromise safety.