The vernal equinox falls on Sunday, March 20, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Its arrival ushers in longer days, temperate weather, blooming flowers, and spring-cleaning checklists. At the top of that checklist should be improving the air you breathe and the efficiency of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit by scheduling professional air duct cleaning services in addition to other home maintenance services like carpet cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. Here’s why.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where pollutants may be up to five times higher than that outdoors. The biggest concern here is that indoor air pollution is a significant risk factor for short- and potentially long-term health problems, as evident in several studies conducted by the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB). That is particularly concerning for homes with family members who suffer with respiratory issues or allergies.
While various factors can affect indoor air quality (IAQ), not to mention an occupant’s comfort and health, a common collection point for pollutants is your air ducts. Although HVAC filters are designed to trap common contaminants from the air up to the filters’ specified microns, for example, HEPA filters can remove pollutants as small as 0.3 microns; your air ducts provide an excellent hiding spot for allergic substances and microbial growth that the filters may have failed to trap due to inadequate maintenance, contaminates smaller than the filter’s capability, or another reason.
What to Expect?
The professionals at Green Clean NC can help promote a healthier, more comfortable living environment by cleaning all components of your HVAC unit for a whole system clean you can count on to circulate clean air throughout your home. We do this by adhering to strict guidelines established by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and using specialized tools, such as a push-pull system under high-velocity negative pressure to drive pollutants to the equipment’s attached high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) filter. Although exact time frames for this service vary, air duct cleaning usually takes between two and four hours depending on the building type and size – you will receive an accurate time estimate after inspection.
Schedule Air Duct Cleaning Today
As you create your spring-cleaning checklist, do not forget to add air duct cleaning, along with the service date, by scheduling an appointment with Green Clean NC today at (919) 872-7247. Our professionally trained technicians will deliver a whole HVAC-system clean using advanced equipment and techniques, often in as little as two to four hours, so you can enjoy your time at home knowing that the air you and your family are breathing is clean.
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