Heating Duct Repair for Seniors

Breathing can often be more difficult for seniors with declining or poor health.  Often times the cause is dust in their own home, which is being circulated by the heating system or air conditioner.  Heating duct repair for seniors may be avoided if simple air duct cleaning is conducted every two or three years for a healthier home. Since the worst indoor air contamination occurs in the winter time when the house gets closed up and very little fresh air enters for three to six months, the time to clean your air and heating ducts and change filters is now.

For a senior, one’s home indoor air quality is important, and having a clean, properly functioning heating and air conditioning system is vital to maintaining a clean healthy and comfortable living environment. A working or freshly cleaned air ducts allows your home heating system to run more efficiently than a dirty one, resulting in lower utility bills and a cleaner, healthier home.

Heating duct repair technicians can remove the dust, dirt, pollen, animal dander and other airborne contaminants that are pulled into a senior’s home heating system every time the furnace or air conditioner runs. When these particulates build up inside the ductwork, the duct system becomes a breeding ground for mold spores, bacteria, fungus, mildew and other microbes. Because they get re-circulated through a senior’s home, they impact the health and comfort of the entire family.

Those who suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory ailments, especially children and the elderly, are vulnerable to the effects of indoor air pollution. As a result, most health experts agree: There are great health benefits when a proper and regular air duct cleaning program is followed.   You may want to consider the installation of HEPA filters and innovative compressor systems to trap air duct pollutants so efficiently that debris 1/300th the diameter of a human hair is removed!

Maintaining the house is a motivating factor for everyone, now days. In order to make that happen, one need to keep it looking neat, make sure that the environment around the house is especially healthy for elderly senior members, preserving the value of the home and preventing costly repairs and replacements. Out of all of these reasons, health of the family is undoubtedly the most significant. So air duct cleaning or repair is considered one of the most important steps to include in the routine maintenance of the home.

Besides improving the environment for seniors, one of the biggest advantages of air duct cleaning methods is a very obvious one. It is energy savings. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of U.S. estimates, that removing even four-tenths of an inch of dust from cooling system coils reduces energy usage up to a staggering 21%. This repair or cleaning method can easily save a considerable amount of your electricity bill.

In order to clean the air ducts properly, one needs to use a good vacuum system.  Although, using a vacuum system with a small hose may cause improper cleaning and the internal dust and debris to scatter and spread through out the whole air duct, eventually causing the dust to enter the household. To ensure proper cleaning, one must use a vacuum system with a hose, bigger in radius. Even if an air duct cleaning company comes to do the job, make sure they have an efficient vacuum system.

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