Improving Your Indoor Air Quality
COVID-19 has created a new normal in which we must frequently wash our hands, practice social distancing, wear face masks when in public places, and disinfectant commonly touched surfaces daily to help mitigate spread. Hiring a company, like Green Clean NC, to thoroughly disinfect your home or facilities is an excellent idea, as is having them perform air duct cleaning, which can help improve indoor air quality.
In addition to these best practices, maintaining optimum air quality in homes and businesses is essential since the virus is “thought to spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks” (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Air Duct Cleaning
Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit circulates air through a system of supply and return ducts (the U.S. Department of Energy). That ductwork can, over time, accumulate particulates that may impact your indoor air quality. These include allergens such as dust, debris, and pet dander and hair. Mold spores and other microorganisms are possible in humid environments.
Optimum indoor air quality is vital for ensuring a healthy, comfortable home, especially if some members of the household suffer from allergies or asthma. Ideally, it would be best if you had your air ducts cleaned when they appear dirty, noticeable by a dirt or dust buildup on the vents. A professional can identify dirty ductwork and provide their recommendations for cleaning.
A professional, wearing personal protective equipment and following strict NADCA guidelines, will thoroughly clean all components of your HVAC unit to remove excessive amounts of particles. They will use specialized tools and equipment, such as a compressed air vacuum with HEPA filter, to prevent contaminating other areas of your residence.
An additional benefit to air duct cleaning is increased system performance. Freshly cleaned components can help improve the efficiency of your HVAC unit, reducing your heating and cooling costs and, thus, potentially saving you money on your monthly energy bills. Air duct cleaning typically takes about three to four hours from start to finish.
Don’t Forget to Change Your Filters
Install High-Efficiency Filters: A HEPA air filter can help capture airborne particles ranging in size from 0.3 microns and up. It stands for “high-efficiency particulate air” and can, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, efficiently remove 99.97% of fine particulates from the air. These should be replaced every several months, depending on HVAC usage, and can be purchased at most any retail store.
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Green Clean NC is a leading provider of air duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, and disinfection cleaning services. Our company proudly services residents and business owners in the Raleigh, North Carolina, and greater Triangle area. We have designed these to help you create a healthy, virus-free, and comfortable living environment for your family.