Air duct work is a branching network of tubes in the walls, floors and ceilings. It takes air from throughout the house and delivers it to the heater/air conditioner, where the air is heated or cooled, then delivers the heated or cooled air back into the living space. Both intake and output of air is important to a balanced, climate-controlled system. To operate efficiently, ducts must be sized to match the heater and air conditioner, and designed so the correct amount of air reaches each room.
Bad air flow in the house is probably the number one reason that you need to replace or repair the air duct system in the house. poor indoor air quality and some health issues may be directly related to mold and other irritants found inside your home’s heating and cooling system.Pollen, pet dander, dead insects, and rodent feces are common elements found in air ducts that can cause problems, especially for those suffering from asthma or allergies. The irritants accumulated in the air ducts will be carried all over your living space whenever the air conditioning or the heater is turned on. Having your entire HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) system cleaned by our trained professionals will help eliminate the presence of these harmful contaminants in your home.
How do you know if you need to call in an air duct expert?
Let’s start with the facts: many HVAC systems, especially older or poorly maintained systems, can act as a reservoir for dust, bacteria, mold and other fungi. Some of these contaminants are relatively benign, assuming that no one in your household is allergic. Others can pose a serious health risk and have a dramatic negative impact on indoor air quality in your home.
While the environmental conditions aren’t the same in any two homes, there are a few signs to look for. If you spot any of these it’s probably time to call The xperts to have your home’s air conditioning/heating system inspected for mold and other potentially pathogenic contaminants.
Development of allergies or the flare up of existing allergies
Illness among members of your household with no obvious cause
Visible dust and dirt on and around your home’s air vents*
Visible growth of mold on or around air vents
A musty odor coming from your HVAC system
* Dust gathering on return registers is a normal occurrence and doesn’t necessarily mean that your heating and cooling system’s ducts need to be cleaned or replaced, but if they seem to get dusty abnormally fast, then it could be a sign that your duct work is in need of a cleaning OR REPLACING .
Poorly designed or inadequately installed ductwork can decrease the efficiency of the heating or cooling the house.
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