Allergies

 
 

How Can I perform an Air Quality Test?

This helpful guide should help determine if indoor air quality testing is really needed. There are many things that may cause you to become concerned about your indoor air quality (IAQ). Most people take IAQ for granted most of the time, until something noticeable happens. Common problems of poor IAQ can include: Too much dust in the air Too much moisture Not enough fresh air Mold Bacteria Radon Sewer gases CO, CO2 Chemical off gassing (VOC) These problems may cause symptoms such as: Repeated headaches Breathing difficulties, asthma, or respiratory infections Excessive coughing or the feeling of not getting enough...Read More

What is so GREAT about an electrostatic air filter?

Permanent – This filter is designed to last a lifetime. You should never have to replace it. High Efficiency – Designed to “eat” 95% of the dust and debris in your system. Washable – Easy to maintain. Wash or vacuum. Feel free to put this filter in your dishwasher to clean it. It can be cleaned 100's of times without damaging any of the media inside. Resistance – Your HVAC system is able to draw air through this filter much easier than a disposable filter. Cost –This filter will easily pay for itself over and over. It will save you...Read More

Why Is It Important That the Air Stream Side of the Furnace is Cleaned

At City Duct Cleaning we always clean the air stream side of the furnace with each and every duct cleaning. We will clean out the filters, fan, fan compartments, heat exchangers, the air side of the plenums and the coils. This service is included in our base cost, as we find it one of the most important jobs to complete in a home.Anyone can just clean the duct system in your home. Great, the inside of the ducts may be cleaned, but once your system becomes active again, your ducts are just as dirty when you started. The key is...Read More

Dust – How Does It Contaminate Your Home?

Dust is sneaky. Without even looking for it, it forms so you can see it. Dust is everywhere, and it is unavoidable. We allow dust to freely enter our homes on a day to day basis. Having windows open, opening doors to go in and outside, sneezing, animals, walking across carpeting, unrolling paper towels or toilet paper, folding laundry, shaking mats or scratching our skin all creates day to day dust. Your duct system recycles this contaminated air throughout your home every day all day. How does this affect you?  When these contaminants find a hiding place in/on any of...Read More

Should We Get Our Ducts Cleaned Before or After We Move Into Our New House?

Congratulations on your new purchase. Purchasing a new home can be overwhelming at times, but is a major accomplishment in life. If your new or used home has a furnace with ductwork attached, we recommend that the ductwork gets cleaned first before you move in. To help your family’s health, an air duct cleaning is the most important cleaning for your home. Airborne allergens and pollutants enter into your home, creating dirty air. This dirty air is then cycled through your HVAC system catching other dust and debris and spreading it everywhere. At home you should always have “peace of...Read More
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