Your ducts are what distribute your heated or cooled air from your HVAC system to the rest of your San Antonio homes. When your ducts become dirty, it will become much more difficult for your heater or air conditioner to regulate the temperature in your home. Your AC and heating units are two of the biggest energy consumers in your home, so if you can maintain their efficiency, it can go a long way toward keeping your entire home as energy efficient as possible.
Build-up and clogs within your ducts can also contribute to poor indoor air quality in your home. And since most people wind up spending around 90% of their lives inside their home, it’s very important to make sure that the air you’re breathing in your house is as clean and safe as possible. Having regular duct cleanings performed by the professionals at JB Heating & Air Conditioning can help you ensure that your home’s indoor air quality is consistently kept clean.
Recognizing Poor Indoor Air Quality
Whether it’s pet dander, dust mites, or any other kind of contaminants or pollutants that make their way into your duct work, your indoor air can easily become very polluted. Today’s homes are built with energy efficiency in mind, and they are very successful at trapping in cooled or heated air, but that has the unfortunate side-effect of also trapping in contaminants. You may be able to identify poor indoor air quality based on recurring health symptoms. Some symptoms associated with it include:
- Flu-Like Symptoms
- General Malaise
Depending on what is polluting your air, the symptoms can be much worse, and in the long-term they can even be fatal. If anyone in your home is experiencing these symptoms on a regular basis, it may be the effects of poor indoor air quality. Duct cleaning is an effective way to make sure that your home’s air is a clean and healthy as possible.
If any members of your household have any existing respiratory problems, they can be exacerbated my poor indoor air quality. And if there are children living in your San Antonio home, poor indoor air quality could lead to them developing chronic respiratory problems.
Other Duct Services
Poor indoor air quality can also be caused by other problems with your duct system. Often, if ducts aren’t properly sealed, contaminants can make their way in to your system through cracks, tears, and disconnects. Our professionals can repair your ducts, which will help with both your indoor air quality, and your San Antonio home’s energy efficiency.
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