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April 14, 2017
Whether or not someone in your household suffers from asthma or allergies, poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can contribute to health issues. Fortunately, with the right home performance contractor, you can take several simple steps towards improving your home’s IAQ this spring and into the future.
Cleaning and sealing your home’s ducts will help to improve your health. It will also make your home more energy efficient, help increase comfort, and work towards reducing your energy costs throughout the entire year.
How Your Home’s Ductwork Influences IAQ
Poor indoor air quality results from high levels of allergens and pollutants. When your ducts are dirty or improperly sealed, contaminated air is constantly circulated throughout your home, into every room. Common air pollutants that can build up in ductwork include:
- Dust and debris
- Pet dander
- Small pests
Unhealthy levels of indoor air pollution can exacerbate various respiratory illnesses, including asthma and allergies. Sealing and cleaning your home’s ducts will improve indoor air quality whenever your HVAC systems are in use.
Duct Sealing for Increased Health & Energy Efficiency
Gaps and cracks in your ducts may not seem like a big deal, but when they add up, they’re a serious problem. Combined, these seemingly small gaps can account for a 20% loss in your HVAC system’s efficiency. This means that the air you’re paying to cool or heat isn’t entirely making it to your living space.
With the warmer weather finally returning, you’re likely not using your heater very often. Since the temperatures aren’t high enough to constantly use air conditioning yet either, it’s the perfect time to have your ducts cleaned and sealed.
Sealing gaps in your home’s ductwork won’t just help improve indoor air quality to keep you and your family healthier; it will also increase comfort and decrease energy bills whenever you’re cooling or heating your home.
Start Saving & Stay Healthy with Greiner
Our team at Greiner can identify any issues with your home’s ductwork that need to be resolved. We will then implement solutions to improve indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and savings. Avoid asthma, allergies, and other illnesses from poor IAQ, while also ensuring your home is more comfortable and energy efficient this summer with duct cleaning and sealing.