About Your Air Ducts
Your air ducts circulate a supply of fresh and properly treated air. But since ductwork mostly hides behind walls, ceilings, and floors, many Ohio homeowners don’t take the time to monitor its condition.
As time ticks on, a thick layer of dust naturally accumulates on the inside of your ductwork. Your air conditioner might be in jeopardy if you let your ducts become ridden with dust bunnies. Additionally, harmful airborne irritants like mildew and mold or pest droppings can diminish indoor air quality (IAQ).
Indoor Air Quality and Your Air Ducts
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists several duct problems that can impact indoor air quality:
1. You’ve had flooding or water leaks that may have settled in your ducts.
Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mildew and mold. Flooding caused by excessive weather, a broken sump pump, or pipe bursts can seep into your ducts.
2. You have a pest problem.
Creepy-crawly pests can make home life an abyss. Besides startling guests, insects and rodents can exacerbate symptoms for people living with asthma or allergies. Byproducts from cockroaches, mice, and rats give off airborne proteins that irritate the lungs.
3. You’ve had construction work done in your home.
If you’ve had some recent renovation performed, be sure you’re taking the proper precautions to tidy up afterward, particularly demolition work. It creates large concentrations of fine particles that settle on surfaces. That’s why contractors cover your furniture and other valuables with plastic sheets. This dust can also get into your ducts and circulate.
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Call Adams Heating & Cooling today for excellent HVAC services in Milford, OH. We’re nearby and ready to assist! Give us a call at 513-474-1600 or request service online to learn more about your air ducts and the services we offer.