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What's in Your Home's Lungs?

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019

What's In Your Home's Lungs?

In the home, your air ducts, heaters and AC together make up the lungs in your home. These systems take air in and breathe air out. Did you know, in a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living? Think of having that much gunk in your lungs! Through normal activity in a home, we generate a great deal of air pollutants, such as dander, pollen, dust and chemicals. However, the air ducts in your home aren't something you can simply vacuum a few times a week and be just fine. Hampton's Chem-Dry is here to help!

Hampton's Chem-Dry's Process

Hampton's Chem-Dry's air duct cleaning process utilizes a Negative Air system that meets the National Air Duct Cleaning Association's high standards for healthy impact. The Negative Air method pressure-seals the system while cleaning is occurring, which means the contaminants being removed have no chance to enter the household's air flow. It offers top performance and is sure to give our customers the feeling of security that Hampton's Chem-Dry has provided excellent service.

What's in Your Air Ducts?

Because the air ducts are the lungs of the home, anything that enters the air in the home is likely in your air ducts. Here are just a few things to consider:

  • Pet hair and dander
  • Pollen and spores
  • Lingering cigarette odors and residue
  • Sawdust
  • Dead skin
  • Mold
  • Dirt and dust
  • Bacteria and fungi
  • Insects and rodents

Benefits of Cleaning Your Air Ducts

When your air ducts are dirty, they aren't performing at their best. Dirty air ducts restrict your HVAC system's heating and cooling. In the winter, dirt-clogged heat exchangers cannot warm the air as efficiently. In the summer, dirt-clogged condensing coils are unable to cool the air as effectively. These both increase the HVAC systems run time, requiring it to use more fuel and energy to heat and cool your home. Dirty ducts also restrict air flow, causing the system to run longer and use more energy to try to circulate air throughout your home.

Dirty ducts can cause problems outside of just inside the ducts. Since the air ducts are your home's lungs, the air that filters through is being spread throughout your entire home. So, dirt and dust spread significantly quicker in a home with dirty ducts. No matter how diligently you may dust and clean your home, fine contaminates quickly flow from room to room to cover tables, carpets, rugs and furniture. Therefore, dirty ducts lead to a dirty home.

If you don't want to deal with this problems anymore, call Hampton's Chem-Dry! Cleaning your air ducts will save your home energy, will lengthen the life of your air ducts, and will greatly improve the overall health and cleanliness of your home. Our goal here at Hampton's Chem-Dry is to help to improve the overall health and happiness of the homes in our wonderful areas of Hannibal & Quincy. So check out our Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning Special, schedule your appointment today, and be on your way to a healthier home!


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