While it is still very much summer, fall’s cool weather, gorgeous scenery, and seasonal baked goods are not far away. The autumnal equinox arrives on Tuesday, September 22, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Fall’s impending arrival also creates the perfect opportunity to focus on giving poor indoor air quality (IAQ) the boot.
Professional air duct cleaning services can help you breathe easier; maximize the performance of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit; and reduce heating and cooling costs.
Understanding Indoor Air Quality
As you may be spending more time indoors – whether living, working, or homeschooling – improving indoor air quality can ensure you’re breathing in clean air.
That is especially crucial as indoor air can have, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pollution concentrations up to five times higher than the outdoors.
Of concern are combustion byproducts, volatile organic compounds, and natural substances such as pet dander and mold. Certain building materials, like pressed wood products, can also be a source of pollution.
Air duct cleaning can remove contaminants that may have built up over time, ensuring that only conditioned air is distributed throughout your home. That includes dust, pet dander, and even mold.
Additional Things You Can Do
Replace HVAC Air Filters
A replacement air filter can maximize system performance, subsequently saving you money, while removing fine particulates. Choose a HEPA filter that can trap 99.97 percent of particles between 0.3 and ten microns in size to improve indoor air quality. These can be purchased at most any store and online.
Disinfect Your Home
At a time when people are increasingly conscious of their health – wearing masks and washing hands – keeping frequently touched surfaces clean and disinfected is vital. Having your home professionally disinfected kills germs on hard, non-porous surfaces, preventing them from becoming airborne and impacting the quality of air in your home.
Schedule an Air Duct Cleaning Appointment
Home Services North Carolina is a leading provider of air duct cleaning services, mold remediation, crawl space encapsulation, dryer vent cleaning, and attic radiant barriers.
Our company proudly services residents in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the greater Triangle area. For a complimentary, five-point healthy home inspection, please schedule an appointment today at (919) 872-9088.
Home Services North Carolina’s services are designed to help you create a healthy, germ- and virus-free, and comfortable indoor environment.