Improve Your Indoor Air Quality by Maintaining Your Ducts

Why do I need air duct cleaning?

During normal operation of your home or office cooling system, dust, dirt, pollen, germs, mold spores, pet dander, hair and other pollutants can get drawn into your air ducts. About 95% of these particles can pass through a normal air filter and pass back into the indoor air you breathe.  It can also accumulate on the fan blades, grills and other parts of your system reducing air flow by up to 40%.

 

These irritants can cause allergic reactions in many people and lead to serious health problems for people with asthma, COPD and other respiratory ailments.  They can also lead to higher cooling costs and decreased comfort.  Regular air duct cleaning by the experts at Caldeco can dramatically reduce the many effects of unwanted pollutants in your home and should be performed every three years if you use normal air filters in your air conditioning and heating system.

Indoor Air Quality Checklist

 

  • Do any family members suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems?
  • Does anyone in your family have frequent headaches, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, or irritated nose and throat at night or in the morning?
  • Does anyone smoke in your house? (Or have in the past?)
  • Do you have dogs, cats or other pets in your house?
  • Do you notice dust on your fixtures shortly after cleaning?
  • Do you notice musty smells when the air conditioner runs?
  • Is your home 5 years old or more?

 

Seal duct leaks to reduce pollutants

Every year, Tampa Bay homeowners lose hundreds of dollars thanks to leaking air conditioning ducts. In fact, seven out of ten homes have leaking ducts and lose about 20% of the air that moves through them. That can add up to a whole lot of wasted energy and money. It can also lead to poor indoor air quality. At Caldeco, we are a TECO duct sealing partner, so we can identify and seal any leaks that exist in your system. It’s just one more way we deliver cooler, cleaner indoor air while saving our customers money.  Contact us today to get more details.