When it comes to your home, keeping your family healthy and happy is of the utmost importance. A healthy family begins with ensuring that the indoor air your family is breathing in is only the cleanest and most free-flowing air possible. Clean air starts with an air duct cleaning in your home, one that that Charlotte NC heating experts at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning can provide for you in a timely and efficient manner.
We know how important the health and comfort of your family is. This is why our in-depth duct cleaning aims to alleviate any potential issues the air in your home may cause, leaving your family breathing easily for a long time to come. In winter, cold air is kept out of your home, which is a great thing, but this can unfortunately sometimes trap dirty, stale air inside your home. This air can become a breeding ground for pollutants and bacteria, harming your family and raising the potential threat of harmful respiratory disorders, including asthma. The EPA has reported that your indoor air is typically 2-5, and can be up to 100 times, more polluted than the air outside of your home. This startling statistic is one of the main reasons why a thorough cleaning of your air ducts is so important. Excess material and debris can easily add up in your air ducts, lasting for months and building bacteria before it even enters your air. A professional air duct cleaning can stop it before it does.
For all your heating needs this time of year, our Charlotte NC heating technicians are here to help. For additional information regarding air duct cleaning in Charlotte and the surrounding area, give us a call at 704-323-8004 or contact us online today.
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Are members of your family getting inexplicably sick, even outside of cold and flu seasons? The culprit may be mold, and it may be living inside your air conditioning ducts. However, our Charlotte air conditioning company can help.
Mold is often challenging to detect and, apart from illness, it is otherwise detected by smell. However, relying on smell to detect mold is usually not recommended; many types of mold are odorless and if your infestation has spread to the point where odors are noticeable, the problem is already too serious. It doesn’t take much mold to cause noticeable problems within an office or household. If you wait long enough, people in the vicinity will have been exposed for an extended period of time, which can result in permanent health problems – which often show up years later.
Air ducts are, on average, one of the most neglected parts of the average home. Due to their lack of visibility, many homeowners often do not clean their air ducts until a problem arises. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that air ducts should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent environmental situations from impacting the air quality in your home.
Cleaning your Charlotte air ducts on an “as-needed” basis is only a good idea only if cleaning is done proactively in response to a certain scenario. Instances of having your air ducts cleaned as a preventative measure on an as needed basis include: cleaning them after discovering a leaking roof, a leaky pipe, flood, a nearby fire, pest infestation, home remodeling, or after moving into a new home. It is not unusual for mold to grow as a result of the ordinary deterioration of your air conditioning unit either – a roof leak and a leaking pipe can exist for years before they’re detected. Rodents and insects can also be in your air ducts for long periods of time without them ever being brought to your attention.
For more information on air duct cleaning in Charlotte NC, please contact our professional air conditioning company in Charlotte NC.
Studies show that one of the most common causes of allergies and asthma is related to indoor air quality…the quality of the air inside your home. In fact, one of the most strongly allergenic materials found in the air you breathe when you’re inside is common house dust.
You may not realize it but house dust can be heavily contaminated with dust mite fecal pellets and cast skins. About 40,000 dust mites can thrive in just one ounce of dust. That means even the cleanest house probably has plenty of these allergy-causing microscopic critters. Yuck.
Plus, it’s estimated that dust mites factor into 50 to 80 percent of asthmatics, as well as countless cases of eczema, hay fever and other allergy-related ailments. Before you or someone in your family starts taking allergy shots, try a “whole house” approach.
We recommend air duct cleaning and installing an HEPA filter for controlling the source of the problem.
“Cure” BLACK MOLD danger
Black mold, a slimy greenish-black substance, is a type of mold that has been linked with serious health risks including infant death caused by respiratory bleeding, and illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis
Virtually every home has mold of some type, somewhere. Invisible mold spores are floating in the air both inside and out looking for a wet place to land and reproduce.
Although all types of mold are not toxic, it’s difficult to distinguish between the toxic and non-toxic without lab testing. That’s why it’s important to treat all molds as if they were potentially harmful.
How can you virtually “cure” the potential for mold-related problems?
We recommend air duct cleaning often and installing an ultraviolet germicidal light as part of your existing heating system to kill and control the live mold spores.
This will control black mold so that you have clean air throughout your home.
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