Fresh air is a rare commodity in most homes and apartments today. Buildings are tighter and more energy-efficient than ever, but that also means dust and contaminants can become trapped inside. It’s a national problem called “Sick Building Syndrome.”
The American Lung Association estimates that we spend 90% of our time indoors, and the air we breathe the most can be up to 50 times more polluted than outdoor air. According to the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), indoor air is often five to seven times more polluted than outdoor air.
In the Sacramento Valley, we live in a temperature-controlled environment for most of the year. When it’s 30 degrees in January or 105 degrees in July, we tend to stay indoors with the heating or cooling system on.
While a contaminated heating and cooling system don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air, the situation may contribute to larger health issues. Contaminants may cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, and some environmental allergies.
A healthy indoor air environment contributes to productivity, comfort and a sense of health and wellbeing.
A clean system can also save energy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, up to 40% of the energy used for heating or cooling 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 system still gets dirty through normal use. A clean heating and cooling system (HVAC) does not have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire so less energy is used.
Your heating and cooling system circulates all the air in your home or office five to seven times per day. Over time, ducts can get dirty with all kinds of dust, dander, and microorganisms making it hard to keep your indoor environment dust and allergen-free.
Using our High-speed Spinning Brush technology, we scrub the insides of your ducts clean and trap all the dust, debris and dirt are eliminated by our quad-power vacuum system with 4-stage HEPA filtration, improving indoor air quality.
Remember some odors just smell bad, but others can be harmful to your health. You and your family deserve to breathe clean air that’s safe from harmful airborne contaminants. That’s why we offer a line of whole-house air purification systems. Using state-of-the-art technology, these systems are scientifically proven to destroy over 99% of harmful airborne microorganisms like viruses, mold, and bacteria. They also reduce airborne VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) continuously removing contaminates long after we leave your home. Studies also show how these purifiers improve energy efficiency and the life expectancy of your HVAC system.
Research is ongoing, but clean air ducts are important for good health and better living. The Duct Cleaning Pros has the experience and tools needed to properly clean your ducts at an affordable price.