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High Winds Across The United States Affecting Indoor Air Quality

Young woman struggling to walk against wind, eyes closed, close-upHomeowner’s all across the country have been experiencing the effects of high winds. Unfortunately, these winds are not only wreaking havoc with dust, dirt and debris being strewn across your yard, patio and outdoor surfaces, but these winds are also forcing particles into your HVAC system and home. This can cause problems for anyone, especially those who suffer from allergies or respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD. After all, when indoor air quality is compromised by the buildup of dust, mold, pollen and other irritants, it can have a devastating effect on the health of your family.

High winds not only bring more dust and pollen into your home, they can also be a major culprit in diminishing the effectiveness of your HVAC equipment. Many particles will be picked up by your HVAC filter, but many more will pass through untrapped. Of course, the amount of debris and contaminants that are trapped by your filter will depend on the type of filter you have and the level of filtration it offers.

As particles pass through your filtration system, they enter the ductwork of your home. From the duct system, particles can either be passed back into the air your family breathes or they can become lodged in the duct itself. Over time, the pollen, pet dander and other particles will accumulate; however, at some point, these particles will eventually be released to recirculate through your home again. This continuous cycle of reintroducing harmful particles and debris into your home can significantly reduce home air quality.

Fortunately, professional HVAC vent cleaning offers an excellent solution to the damaging effects of high winds and accumulated debris and contaminants in your duct work. There isn’t much homeowners can do about the weather, but when it comes to the safety of your home and the quality of the air your family breathes, contacting a professional HVAC technician offers the best way to provide high quality indoor air for your home. Additionally, by removing dirt and dust, your HVAC system will function more efficiently while also ensuring your equipment is protected from the damaging effects of grit and debris. Protect your HVAC equipment and increase indoor air quality with a professional HVAC vent cleaning.

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