Ductwork is the air distribution system for your HVAC. Like ventilation, it plays a vital role in the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Birmingham, AL home. However, it’s often forgotten because it works behind the scenes. Poor IAQ is America’s fourth-largest environmental threat, and dirty ductwork is the primary source of indoor air pollution. Fortunately, duct cleaning helps to improve IAQ.

Removes What’s Inside Your Ducts

Toxic particles circulating in your home’s air can build up inside ductwork over time. Without ventilation, there aren’t many other places they can go. Pollen, pet hair, dander, mites, dust, and other allergens can all take up residence in ductwork. Ducts can also harbor bacteria, viruses, and other illness-producing microbes. If family members always seem to have colds and flu, dirty ductwork could be why. Duct cleaning removes a hefty portion of these contaminants so they’re no longer blowing into your home.

Improves Indoor Air Circulation

Dirty buildup inside ductwork can create sluggish airflow throughout your heating and cooling system. Poor air flow can cause all sorts of HVAC problems that interfere with indoor comfort:

  • Poor airflow from vents
  • Stale, stagnant, stuffy air
  • Warm air blowing from registers
  • Hot and cold spots
  • Unbalanced air pressure
  • Compressor failure

Cleaning your ducts helps remove obstructions. That, in turn, improves air flow. Removing obstructions keeps your HVAC from overworking. That lowers energy bills, improves indoor comfort, and extends your HVAC system’s lifespan.

Treat the Problem at Its Source

There are various treatments for poor indoor air quality. Air purifiers, air cleaners, and ventilators all help to keep indoor air healthy. However, duct cleaning gets rid of toxic contaminants where they live.

Do you want to learn more about how duct cleaning can improve IAQ and the health of your family? Visit One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating online or contact us directly at (205) 267-3704.

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