In Chicago, harsh winter weather forces home heating systems throughout the city to work longer to keep households comfortably warm. Every time that your forced-air Chicago heating system cycles on, air flows through the system’s ductwork, delivering heated air and recycling household air. During this air exchange, dust, bacteria, and other particulates can get sucked into the ductwork and then blown out again into your home’s living areas. To help your family breathe easier and healthier, American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning invites you to treat yourself to quality duct cleaning this new year.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air quality is many times more polluted than outdoor air. Long-term exposure to indoor pollution has an adverse affect on healthy populations. For those who suffer from allergies, asthma, and respiratory conditions, indoor air pollution presents even more serious health issues. When humidity becomes a problem in household ductwork, health consequences are further exacerbated through the growth of allergens like mold and mildew. When this is the case, cleaning the ductwork can help alleviate allergy symptoms.
Improperly maintained fuel-burning heating systems can also negatively affect your home’s indoor air quality. During the fuel combustion process, harmful byproducts are generated that must be properly vented outside your home. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the EPA recommend that fuel-burning furnace systems be inspected and serviced each heating season to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Regular heating system maintenance and inspections of your heating system’s ductwork by the HVAC experts at American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is the most cost-effective way to ensure proper performance. An inspection of your ducts is the only way to determine if allergens like mold, mildew, and bacteria are present in your ductwork.
At American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re committed to keeping your family safe and comfortable in every season. We invite you to start the new year right by calling us today at 773-496-4005 to schedule quality air duct cleaning.