Add air ducts to your spring-cleaning need-to-do list. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—If your home is like most, it's got a dirty little secret:
your air ducts.
Through normal occupation, houses pick up an awful lot of contaminants and
air pollutants, such as dander, dust and chemicals. These get pulled into the
HVAC system and recirculated five to seven times a day, on average. Over
time, this causes a buildup of contaminants in the ductwork.
While dirty ducts don't necessarily mean unhealthy air, they can
contribute to health issues, especially for people with respiratory health
conditions, autoimmune disorders or allergies.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) has a rule of thumb:
"If your air ducts look dirty, they probably are," and that dirty
HVAC systems should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional.
That can not only help you breathe easier, it could save you money. When
an HVAC system is clean, it doesn't have to work as hard to maintain the
temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved
You can get further information from NADCA's free "Homeowner's Guide
to Air Duct Cleaning" at www.BreathingClean.com.
“If your air ducts look dirty, they
probably are, and should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC