Few interesting & important facts about Indoor Air Quality

According to reports by well known health care organizations indoor air quality is the numero uno environmental health care concern. The indoor air we breathe is up to 70% more polluted than outdoor air hence Indoor Air Quality is a major concern because we spend majority of our time roughly 90% of it indoors. Just because you can’t see it or smell it does not mean it isn’t posing a potential danger to your health. Indoor air pollution is wide spread and we are more likely to get sick from it than from the pollution in the air outside.

Considering the biological fact that adults inhale 23,000 times a day (Children breath almost twice as fast as adults),Each day we breath 32 pounds of oxygen plus whatever is in the air, the average 6 room [1500 sq ft] apartment collects 40 pounds of dust a year, which means an average person breathes in 2 teaspoons of pollutants at home & work per day.

It is estimated that poor air quality directly results, on an annual basis in $1 billion in medical costs and $60 billion in employee sick leave and lost work each day.1/6 people who suffer from allergies do so because of the direct relationship of the fungi and bacteria in the air duct systems.

A build up of 0.42 of an inch of duct on a heating or cooling coil can result in a 21% decrease in efficiency,9/10 heating, ventilating, air conditioning system failure are caused by dust and dirt. Dirty ventilation systems and contaminated ductwork combined is a 50.9% contributor to sick building syndrome.

80% of dust is made up of dead skin cells from people, we loose about 10,000 dead skin cells an hour, and we loose our outer layer of skin every 29 days, all this enters indo the duct settles there and then the circulating air is gradually polluted.

After reading through these facts you would have realized how essential it is to have clean ducts.

What is Duct Cleaning?

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. If not properly installed, maintained, and operated, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the home's living space. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them.

Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

AC cleaning services have been available since the early 1900s. However, it was not until the 1980s that growing public concern for better IAQ led to an understanding of the importance of cleaning AC system components. Public awareness has increased ever since. Greater demand for AC cleaning resulted in dramatic growth for the AC system cleaning industry both for firms offering service, as well as those providing research and knowledge of AC system cleaning and its impact on indoor air quality and system performance.


AC Duct Cleaning Procedure