There’s no question that good air quality is vital to health, especially for older adults, children and anyone with any form of health condition. In the Greater Toronto Area, with a population of more than 6.4 million, air quality is an ongoing issue.
As a homeowner, there is only so much you can do about outdoor air pollution, BUT you can significantly improve your indoor air quality with regular HVAC cleaning. This HVAC cleaning is especially important before you start up your system in the spring.
Here are four reasons why you should take advantage of HVAC cleaning services in the GTA:
- Air pollution is not just outdoors.
Although the province has worked hard to lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce pollution, there are times when “fine particulate matter” in the air can still be a big problem. Those fine particulate matter does not only affect the outdoor air pollution, but can also have an impact on your indoor air quality as well.
The dust and particles from vehicle exhaust, boilers, construction and other activities can find their way into your HVAC system. This can clog air ducts and air conditioning filters, causing allergies and worsening asthma and other respiratory problems.
Scheduling regular HVAC cleaning, along with air duct cleaning when needed, helps to remove these unhealthy pollutants from indoor air.
- There is other “stuff” in the air, too.
Besides the particles that can creep into our homes from the outdoors, there are other contaminants that can get trapped in your air ducts and affect your indoor air quality.
Things like pet hair, mold, dust mites and dander can all build up over time, causing allergies and contributing to poor air quality that can make it hard to breathe.
Without proper ventilation, pollutants from cleaning solvents, paints, cigarette smoke and building materials such as pressed wood products and carpeting can cause unhealthy odors to build up.
HVAC cleaning services not only removes mold, hair, dander and dust mites from air ducts, but also help to ensure that the HVAC system is operating effectively — keeping the air safe, breathable and pleasant by filtering out harmful and smelly pollutants.
- HVAC cleaning helps to remove pests.
It’s a pesky fact of city life: we have pests such as spiders and ants — and all of them can make their way into your HVAC ducts.
Using insecticides in air ducts to remove the pests is can be a bit tricky, because it can be difficult or impossible to control where these chemicals have spread and how much chemicals you are using. Duct cleaning offers an alternative — helping to remove pests and prevent them from spreading to other areas of the building.
- Air conditioner cleaning should be part of routine system maintenance.
Your air conditioning system works hard for you and is a major part of your home investment. So, it only makes sense to ensure that system running well with routine maintenance. As part of preventative maintenance, HVAC cleaning companies generally:
- Clean the evaporator and condenser coils
- Change the AC and furnace filters
- Clear clogged AC drain lines and pans
Performed regularly, this maintenance routine effectively removes the contaminants that negatively impact air quality and can also improve the operation of your HVAC system. That means HVAC cleaning not only helps to prevent the buildup of dust, mold and other allergens, but also helps your system run more reliably and efficiently, to:
- Maintain a more comfortable indoor environment
- Prevent breakdowns and avoid the cost and inconvenience of unexpected repairs
- Maintain proper humidity levels to prevent the growth of mold growth
- Reduce energy use, which not only results in cost savings but also reduces emissions
For more information contact one of our friendly Home Comfort Advisors!