Is it worth paying the cost to have A/C ducts cleaned?
There is a bit of a controversy on its merits.
Wavering opinions on the value of air duct cleaning go all the way back to a 1997 study done by the Environmental Protection Agency. The report indicates the lack of evidence that duct cleaning improves air quality. Even though the study is sixteen years old, a senior scientist in the EPA Indoor Environments Division says the science hasn’t changed on this and the agency still stands by its recommendations.
Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) with a Whole-House Ventilation System
Once upon a time, people relied on natural ventilation to keep fresh air moving through their home. This means they opened windows and doors and relied on small cracks and “leaks” in the walls of their homes. Newer homes, however, especially in South Florida, are intentionally built with less air leaks to minimize heating and cooling costs and improve energy efficiency. Mechanical ventilation is a necessity to bring fresh air into the home and remove stale, toxic air.
The Most Frequent Air Conditioner Breakdowns and Their Causes
South Floridians know the importance of a well-running air conditioner better than most. Our average high temperatures can be unbearable--and in many cases, unhealthy--without the relief a cool A/C provides. A complete air conditioning system is a complex interworking of electronic components, gasses, fans, motors and more. With so many parts working together, it is clear to see how many things could go wrong and cause an A/C to break down.
The Importance of Controlling Mold with Indoor Air Quality Services
Molds and mildew are fungi that serve as the earth’s natural recycling service, feeding on dead or decaying organic matter. Molds, while essential to the cleanup of the planet, can pose serious health risks, especially here in South Florida, where warm temperatures provide a comfortable home in which mold can thrive.