The Big Picture: Indoor Air Quality

The interior of an air duct doesn’t always look like the clean crawl space shown in action flicks and horror movies. These essential pathways for warm and cool air are often coated in a thick layer of dust, grime, and allergens from years of constant use.

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association claims that the average American home produces 40 pounds of dust per year, and much of that dust gets trapped in HVAC air ducts then redistributed throughout the house. If those are the numbers for a single American household, imagine what an office building or commercial environment might accumulate.

Besides dust, there are also other contaminants in the air around you. In fact according to the Environment Protection Agency, scientific evidence has recently indicated that interior air pollution can be more serious than in outdoor air, even in highly populated and industrialized cities. This is concerning for people spending extended periods of time indoors in, say, an office environment.

Luckily, there are many steps you can take to improve the Indoor Air Quality of your building. While getting the air ducts cleaned can be helpful, the first and most important step towards cleaner air is to attain regular maintenance of your HVAC system. This can ensure filters are functioning optimally and pollutants are not being redistributed throughout the building. This also prevents a broken system from leaking contaminates into the air it is meant to heat or cool.

By reaching out to City Wide, you will be sure to speak with a team of knowledgeable and experienced experts that can manage all your HVAC needs. Don’t risk your health or your employees. Contact us today.

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