6 Reasons for Air Duct Cleaning in Milwaukee
Wisconsin winters aren’t just tough from a weather perspective, they can also turn your heating system into a dirty air machine. The constant flow of warm/cool air might keep you comfortable, but it also picks up dust, contaminants and allergens trapped in your air ducts, and, if you’re an allergy sufferer, that could make winter even more miserable.
That’s why air duct cleaning from Iron Fireman makes great sense, and the results can be significant as shown in the photo below.
What are the Hidden Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning?
1) Improved Indoor Air Quality
We spend 90% of our lives indoors, and each day we’re exposed to countless sources of indoor air pollution. Microscopic or fine sources of indoor air pollution like asbestos, insulation, carpet fibers, dust and dust mites naturally gather in ducts and make their way into your home each time air moves through your system.
While many of the sources shown above are benign, others can cause significant health effects. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
“Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants, symptoms of some diseases such as asthma may show up, be aggravated or worsened.”
2) Removal of Odors
Dirty ducts can be the source for strange smells in a home. Cleaning debris and mold from your ducts, and then following up with chemical sanitizing, more often than not, can remove lingering foul odors.
Did you know that scientific research reports that six out of 10 people are exposed to cat or dog dander? Even if you regularly vacuum and dust, pet dander and hair gets trapped in your ducts, becoming a ready source for continued exposure.
Because most heating units are located in basements, the natural dampness of the environment puts moisture into your HVAC system, which can lead to mold and mildew growing inside ducts and around vents.
5) Improved Fire Safety
Removing dust and debris from air ducts is one of your best line of defense against fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, one in five home-fire deaths involved heating equipment, and 30% of those fires resulted from a failure to clean existing equipment.
6) Improved Efficiency and Cost Savings
Cleaner ducts = improved efficiency and costs savings, because your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard or use as much electricity to push air through the system.
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