The subject of clean air ducts has recently become of importance in residential homes. Millions of Americans suffer from allergies due to a variety of airborne contaminants, many of which are found in the indoor environment. Hazardous allergens and air borne pollutants in some indoor air exceeds that of outdoor air by up to 70% (statistics gathered by EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Division) Contaminants found in duct systems can include mold, fungus, dirt, dust and pollen.
Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.
This picture shows what can happen to a duct system as it ages. Imagine the air leakage, loss of efficiency – and what could be growing inside those ducts!
Having a clean air duct system can have a positive effect on your health. Thus more people are becoming aware of the importance of air duct cleaning and sanitation. If you or a family member at home is suffering from allergy symptoms like headaches, cough, sinus pressure, or nasal congestion, there is a possibility the culprit is the air in your own home. A home which has seen some remodeling, has sustained any water damage, has pets, has older carpeting, or a smoker is most likely in need of air duct cleaning. If you are contemplating having your air ducts cleaned and sanitized but are unsure, Contact Bayside Heating and Air Conditioning by calling (727) 669-4300 or by filling out our secure Contact Bayside AC Form.
Pictured at right, let us introduce “AmgFlex Duct,” a duct system which not only inhibits the growth of fungi, mold, mildew and bacteria, but also uses Johns Manville Formaldehyde-free insulation, for a safer, healthier home!