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Have you ever looked at a dirty fishbowl and realized the fish because was breathing in filth? If we could see the pollutants in the air we breathe at home, we would not feel much differently. We routinely breathe in air that is an average of five times more polluted than outdoor air, according to the EPA.

Breathing dirty air leads to myriad health issues, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer. During peak pollution times, it is a struggle to breathe. If yours is like other households, there are a few steps to take to clear the air.

Clean Thoroughly

Deep cleaning will remove dust and allergens throughout the home. Using bleach and soap in warm water is a simple and effective way to kill mold spores on most surfaces. Vacuum and shampoo carpets, wash the dust off walls, and clean dust from the entire home. Make sure allergens are not available to become airborne if a fan blows.

Look for Hidden Dangers

Deep inside your home, your air ducts could be caked in grease, smoke, dust, pet dander, lint, mildew, and mold. Some homes never have an issue with dirty ducts, but others can be so dirty that they can make inhabitants sick. Local HVAC technicians can help us discern if our air ducts need cleaning.

Professional Recommendations

The EPA suggests cleaning air ducts if there is visible mold growth, a pest infestation, vents are very dusty, or the home is occupied by new residents. Other conditions, like smoking in the home, shedding pets, water damage to the HVAC system, or recent remodeling warrant a duct cleaning. Duct sealing will prevent water leakage and contaminants from causing bigger problems later while boosting efficiency. 

Improving indoor air quality takes work, but the results are worth it. Call the trusted HVAC professionals from Samm’s Heating and Air Conditioning at (469) 606-9260 today for a free inspection and quote.

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