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Air Quality

Air Solutions | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Let’s start with the unfortunate news, which is that the air quality of your home may be more impure than what you breathe outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added indoor air quality as one of the most urgent environmental hazards with which society is confronted. Some of these contaminants can come from household items like fumes and odors from appliances and cleaning products, and there could be pollutants like hair shed, moisture, and skin cells that can build up over time. While some of these issues may seem minor, the combination of these factors can lead to unsafe conditions in your home.

Bad air quality can cause more allergens and mold to move throughout your home, but other side effects can include the following:

  • Itchy or watery eyes

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

  • More severe allergy or asthma symptoms

  • While some of these reactions may seem small, they can lead to more severe respiratory illnesses.

The Good News About Air Quality

Now that the bad news is out of the way, let’s move on to the good news. As bad as these problems may sound, you can remove most of these contaminants from circulating throughout your home. Professional duct cleaners use special blowers, vacuums, and brushes to clean out the entire system, and doing this on a regular basis can improve the air quality of your home. However, you need to be wary of any duct cleaning scams that try to convince you that your ducts need to be cleaned when they really don’t.

While indoor air quality is a growing concern for many people, your ducts don’t need to be cleaned unless they’re really dirty. And the EPA recommends that you only clean your ducts if they have become contaminated.

Here are some situations where you might want to consider cleaning your ducts:

Renovation – If your home has been recently remodeled, your air ducts might have been contaminated with asbestos, lead paint, or dust.

Animals – If you think that there’s an infestation in your home, get them removed, and clean both your ducts and your HVAC unit so no contaminants circulate through the air.
Mold – If there’s visible mold inside your air ducts, they need to be cleaned.

Contaminants – If various contaminants (such as debris, pet hair, and odors) are being blown throughout the house, the ducts need to be cleaned.

Illness – If you or your family members are getting unexplained allergy-related illnesses and you’ve done everything to decontaminate your home, you should consider getting your air ducts cleaned.

If you take the necessary steps to remove pollutants from your HVAC system and duct work, you’ll be able to breathe better and improve your health.

Professional Heating and Cooling Services in the Coastal Bend!

Air Solutions of Corpus Christi has all the essential tools to make sure you live in a healthy environment. By allowing our technicians to check your air filtration system on a regular basis, you’re taking steps toward the improvement of your own health, and you’re increasing the lifespan of your heating and cooling system. We can help you decrease the amount of air pollution inside your home by cleaning, repairing, and replacing your air ducts, filters, and coils whenever it’s needed or desired. And if anything in your system needs service, we can take care of it.

When you work with Air Solutions of Corpus Christi, you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing that you’re breathing in clean air. If you want to make sure that your indoor air quality is at optimal levels, call us today at (361)855-COOL!

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