Air ducts do more than distribute cooled or Ductless Air  heated air. They’re designed to minimize the amount of dust and other pollutants that enter your living spaces and work their way into your lungs. But ducts can do only so much on their own, even if they’re properly sealed.

  • Indoor air quality is one of the EPA’s top five Ductless Air  environmental risks to public health.
  • Common indoor air pollutants include dust mites, pollen, mold, radon, carbon monoxide, excessive carbon dioxide, and other chemical fumes.
  • On average, indoor air pollution is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
  • Indoor air pollution is a problem for all types of homes, whether in a dense urban city or rural town.
  • Indoor air pollution usually isn’t obvious. You can easily recognize pollutants like fumes from paint strippers, but most often the pollutants can’t be seen or smelled. Often you don’t get clued in until you start developing symptoms that you might otherwise attribute to a cold.

Dirty Ducts Can Make You Sick

There’s quite a bit you can do on your own to clean up your air. These steps include:

  • Purchase and care for plants known for their air cleaning qualities.  These include spider plants, Boston Ferns, peace lilies, and several other varieties.
  • Ask family members and guests to leave shoes at the door so pollutants stuck to the bottom of their soles can’t be dragged through your house.
  • Switch from chemical to all-natural cleaning supplies.
  • Don’t allow smoking in your home.
  • Purchase a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA air filter.

As indoor air quality specialists, we can help, too. By installing a whole-house air filtration system, for example, 99%+ of pollutants inside your ducts will be trapped as they attempt to reach your living spaces.

Contact PC Plumbing, Heating, AC & Remodeling today for more information or a free in-home air quality proposal.