According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is one of the most significant causes of illness in the United States. Indoor air can often have more pollution, bacteria and viruses than the air outside which can be damaging to your health. The idea of spending hours and hours every day breathing in excess pollution is not very appealing, and neither is the idea that your ductwork could be circulating those contaminants throughout your home. Gilman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is ready to help you improve your indoor environment with our duct cleaning services and air quality products.
What Can I Do to Improve Indoor Air Quality?
There are several low-to-no-cost steps you can take to improve the indoor air quality in your home based on four best practice strategies of
- Controlling the sources of pollution
- Insuring there is adequate ventilation
- Using supplemental air cleaning and filtration
- Control moisture and keep humidity below 60% (ideally, between 30-50%)
With the professional, NATE-certified technicians at Gilman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, you don’t have to worry about the quality of any service being performed. In fact, our expertise means that we can recognize and take care of other problems during a tune-up or repair visit.
One common problem is loose or broken ductwork. Our techs are fully qualified to properly repair damaged or leaky ductwork. Sealing loose ducts helps minimize the risk of future infiltration of rodents and water. Energy Star estimates that leaky, poorly connected ducts can result in a 20 percent air loss, so sealing carries the added benefit of improving your heating and cooling system’s overall energy efficiency.
Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?
There are several situations in which additional air purification steps makes good sense, particularly if someone in the home is suffering from severe respiratory symptoms associated with allergies or asthma. Though statistics about the health benefits are not available, many people report good results after cleaning visibly dirty ductwork. You may want to consider having your ductwork cleaned or adding an air purifier if:
- You want to remove residue from smoking or pet dander
- You recently finished a dusty remodeling project
- You know that water or rodents infiltrated the ducts
Choosing Gilman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing
Don’t trust your indoor air quality and HVAC system to just anyone. Stick to a respected, trustworthy company that has a reputation for providing quality service and has the expertise to do the job right. Gilman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing’s professional technicians have your family’s health and safety in mind. We want you to be able to breathe easy and rest comfortably in your home or place of business. Let us show you how our products and services can refresh your indoor air quality.