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Some Common Contaminants That Duct Cleaning Will Remove

Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 8:42 am

Your ducts carry heated air in the winter and cool air in the summer to help your HVAC system keep your home comfortable. Over time, dust and debris will build up inside the ducts, necessitating cleaning from a professional. When performed periodically, it will help improve the quality of your indoor air, as well as allowing your heating and cooling system to function as effectively as it can. But what exactly are they removing from your ducts? Here’s a list of some common contaminants that duct cleaning will remove.

  • Human skin cells. Most household dust consists of at least some shed human skin cells, which remain in the home and gradually build up over time.
  • Pet dander. If you have pets, particularly cats, then they shed dander all of the time, and your circulated air will likely move it through your HVAC system.
  • Carpet and furniture fibers. Every home has furnishings of some sort, and tiny fibers will often detach and become a part of your household dust.
  • Pollen. Thanks to our lush and humid atmosphere, we tend to get a lot of plant pollen in our homes. This and other biological contaminants can build up in your ductwork.
  • Dust mites. These microscopic creatures feed on organic components in the dust. Their waste and exoskeleton can contribute to dust and exacerbate allergies in particularly sensitive individuals.

If you’re interested in clearing this kind of material out with a thorough duct cleaning, Palm Bay FL has a company that can help. Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. knows the common contaminants that duct cleaning will remove, and has the experience necessary to perform the job right. If you want your HVAC system to function as smoothly as possible, pick up the phone and give us a call today. You’ll be glad that you did!

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