Maintenance can prevent allergies when it comes to duct and vent repair.
Sometimes the one thing we can overlook in our home is one of the most important things and that being the ducting that brings in the air we breathe. We spend a good amount of time in our homes and businesses and if you think about it we spend a good 8 hours a night sleeping breathing in whatever oxygen is getting pumped out of our vents in to our bedrooms. If you have been coughing and spluttering lately it could be an indication your air quality is not that great. And sometimes it’s a very simple solution that can help fix this issue.
One simple task you can perform to see how your vents are performing is put the system on and walk around the home and put your hand up near each vent if you can safely to see if you feel a draft coming through. Some rooms you might notice a stronger air flow than others and you might find some vents not even working at all. If this is the case it might be time to have your vents checked to see if you have any blockages or maybe the filters might need changing. It’s a pretty easy process for a professional and they will have the knowledge to identify the issue and amend it for you.
Ducts can easily become damaged and while it can cause issues with a loss of air flow in to your home it can also pose a possible danger. We not long ago visited a home that had a great deal of asbestos and dust in the attic. Normally this is not a problem if it’s been left undisturbed and the owner has not been up there buy this particular person also had a rodent problem in the attic which meant the asbestos had been stirred up and vents had become loose and unsealed. For the longest time asbestos dust had been finding its way in to the ventilation system and once the system was in use it was getting blown through the vents. Luckily the home was a holiday house so the owner was not there much but had this person and his family been living in this home full time it might have caused some serious health issues further on down the line. This goes to show the importance of having an inspection from time to time to make sure your vents are free of this kind of scenario. It does not hurt and if you have never had them inspected at all well we suggest you get it down for peace of mind and to make sure everything is ok.
Call us here at UAC Energy Efficiency and we will send our duct replacement team out to inspect and fix any ducting issues you might have. We look forward to taking your call.