Over the years, we're guessing that you've probably told someone or have been told to close the door, the heat is on. When temperatures drop, the last thing anyone wants to feel is a cold draft sweeping across the door. As a result, most homeowners focus on keeping the interior of the home as comfortable as possible by minimizing the period of time that the door is left open and taking care to seal any potential drafty areas. Depending on the age and quality of insulation in your home, this may include covering the windows with plastic and adding sealant around the windows and door frames. While these changes certainly make the inside temperature warmer, they also create an unintentional seal on interior air, setting up the potential for decreased air quality within the home.
Don't Wait until spring
Despite the occasional nice day we've received here and there, no one will be opening a window to let in any fresh air before spring. As a result, fresh air coming into the home will be at a minimum with the exception of the daily opening and closing of the entry doors allowing tiny particulates such as dirt, dust, pollen, bacteria and dander to build up and collect inside the home. With particulates as fine as a powder and almost invisible to the eye, no amount of house cleaning will keep them at bay.
The airborne particulates are attracted to surfaces made of sheet metal such as the air ducts inside your home where they freely float around through the ventilation, AC, and heating systems. The air ducts also are known to attract spiders and fungi, mold, mildew and bacteria, all with the potential to adversely affect the air quality in your home, especially if anyone in the house suffers from allergies, asthma or chronic sinus infections.
Air Ducts, the Respiratory System of the Home
Even if your heating system is equipped with an air filter, traditional fiberglass filters can only remove a fraction of the particulates, leaving the remainder to settle inside the air ducts. Air duct cleaning in Olathe from Davenport Services can offer a dual benefit of not only removing the particulates in the air ducts but also reducing the work for the overall HVAC system. Cleaner ducts translate into lower heating and cooling costs and less system maintenance for the homeowner.
Visible mold growth on the sheet metal ducts or on any other components of the heating and cooling system, an infestation of insects and/or rodents, or large amounts of dust, particulates and debris also necessitate air duct cleaning, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. If you are unsure if your air duct system could benefit from the removal of any of these contaminants, contact one of the certified technicians at Davenport Services or call for a free estimate.
Founded in 1980, Davenport Service Company has provided "Customer First" service in Johnson County, Kansas for over 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!