The changes in the season are all around us from the blooming of the flowers and trees to the daily allergen counts for pollen and mold that accompany the weather report. For those who suffer from the hassle of seasonal allergies, getting through the spring can be a significant challenge. While many choose to ride out the season by remaining indoors, there can be similar allergen issues existing indoors if the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system within your home is dirty or congested.
After a season of running the heater and the occasional open window during the warmer days earlier in the season, there’s a good chance that the HVAC system contains the build-up of airborne particulates in the form of pollen, dirt and dust. These tiny, dust-like particulates drift through the home and cling to your clothes. Dislodging them into the air within the home only takes the smallest puff of air. Because of their small size, these particulates often blow around unseen before eventually settling unnoticed in the HVAC system of your home.
The sheet metal that constructs the air ducts in the home acts like a magnet for these small particulates. Over time, the particulates build up causing sniffing and sneezing along with the potential to compromise the effectiveness of the HVAC system. Unfortunately, standard fiberglass filters only remove around 7 percent of the particulates, leaving the rest to drift around before resettling in the areas of the HVAC unit.
Beyond gathering fine particulates, the air ducts in the home can also house other unwanted additions such as spiders, fungi, mold, mildew, and bacteria. All having the potential to adversely affect the air quality in your home, particularly if you or your family suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma. The following being a reasonable assumption considering up to 11 million children have allergies.
Air Duct Cleaning from Davenport Services:
- 1. Clean and sanitize air duct registers by a certified Davenport technician
- 2. Deep cleaning at the air supply and return air supply sources
- 3. Removal of particulate matter through application of steady pressurized air
- 4. Sweep out any existing particulates with a vacuum
Air duct cleaning is also recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency if there is visible growth of mold within the air duct or on any other parts or components of the HVAC heating and cooling system. Cleaning is also recommended on air ducts compromised by an infestation of insects and/or rodents.
Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning within the Home
- HVAC system can “breathe” easier and work more efficiently
- Reduces heating and cooling and maintenance costs
- Removes the build-up of mold, dust and pollen
- Provides relief from allergies and asthma
- Eliminates odors
- Reduces the need for dusting
Founded in 1980, Davenport Service Company has provided “Customer First” service in Johnson County, Kansas for more than three decades. We provide 24/7 emergency service, preventive maintenance service, and seasonal tune-ups for commercial and residential heating and air conditioning systems. If you’re looking for a furnace tune-up in Olathe, call 913-441-2222 for hassle-free scheduling today!