The scorching Las Vegas heat means air conditioners work full-time which, in turn, means your house is sealed up for months on end. This results in a host of indoor air pollutants like animal dander, dust mites and pollen being trapped inside. These pollutants can exacerbate allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments for people with such conditions. Children, in particular, can be seriously affected by indoor irritants.
The top offenders of poor indoor air quality are chemicals, particulates and mold. The EPA offers a bunch of suggestions on improving your home’s indoor air quality. Top recommendations include updating your home’s ventilation, purifying the inside air and controlling the source of pollutants.
Eco-Friendly Ways to Combat Indoor Air Pollution
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but these DIY measures will go a long way toward easier breathing for everyone:
- Replacing or Cleaning Your HVAC Consider replacing a standard filter with one designed to remove more contaminants. Filters that have deep pleats or are electrostatic are better at trapping more particles, but should also be cleaned regularly.
- Use Green Cleaning Products. Use environmentally-friendly cleaners in place of those with abrasive chemicals. There are plenty of natural alternatives for cleaning your home, so ditch those that contain bleach and ammonia whenever possible.
- Allergy-Proof Bedrooms. Encase mattresses, box springs, and pillows in covers designed to keep dust mites and animal dander at bay. Use hot water when washing bedclothes weekly and set to high heat when drying.
- Vacuum Regularly. Vacuums are great for sucking up dust and dander that settles on carpets, furniture and other household surfaces. If you have carpeting, a full-sized model is ideal for deep cleaning and typically comes with HEPA filters.
- Ventilate and Clean Air Ducts. All indoor pollutants can be exacerbated by poor home ventilation, so it’s a good idea to regularly have your home’s ducts cleaned by a professional. You can also improve ventilation by equipping kitchens and baths with ventilation fans to remove moisture which can lead to mold growth. To avoid structural damage, all ventilation fans should be vented to the outside, not to the attic or crawl space.
Remove Indoor Air Pollution with an Air Duct Cleaning
The steps above are great ways to combat indoor air pollution, but sometimes you need a professional to take your DIY tactics to the next level. In particular, air duct cleaning requires special equipment and trained technicians to do a thorough job for optimal results. Instant Air is here to help. Contact us today by calling (702) 385-2665 to learn more about our air duct cleaning services, book your appointment and get one step closer to breathing easier!
Are summer “allergies” troubling your family? The summer heat means more time indoors and for many, it means allergies despite the fact they’re not venturing outside much. So where are those allergens coming from? For many Las Vegas residents, those allergens can be found in their ducts and pushing into their home from their air conditioning unit. Learn how you can reduce irritation and improve your indoor air quality with a Las Vegas duct cleaning service.
The Dirty Truth about Ducts
You keep your home clean, making sure the floors are mopped, the bathrooms are scrubbed and the fans are dusted, but what about your air ducts? While your heating and cooling system may seem like a closed system, it’s surprisingly easy for dust, dirt, mold and vermin to make their way into your ducts and make it their home. Then, when it’s the heat of summer and the air conditioner is on full blast, that dirt, bacteria and mold gets dislodged and makes its way into your home, entering your airway and potentially causing irritation. While air ducts are often out of sight, out of mind, hiring a duct cleaning service can help ensure you maintain excellent air quality year-round.
How Our Las Vegas Duct Cleaning Service Works
Air duct cleaning should always be performed by trained technicians who understand the proper way to effectively clean air ducts. Our technicians start by removing your registers and sanitizing them. This removes any built-up grime and hair from the exterior of the system. Then, using a HEPA source, the technician will seal your duct system and create a negative pressure environment to pull all the hair, dirt and debris out. Once the ducts are clean, an antimicrobial treatment is applied to prevent future buildup of bacteria. Our technician will then clean the coils and blower which not only keeps your air clean but can reduce your electric bill. Finally, the technician will replace all parts and clean any mess that was made in the process.
Maintaining a Clean Air Duct System
While our Las Vegas air duct cleaning service can boost your air quality, you need to maintain minimize debris entering your ducts regularly. The best way to maintain clean ducts in between service appointments is to change your filters regularly and keep your home dusted and vacuumed to prevent dirt from entering the ducts. While humidity isn’t a problem in the desert, keeping air ducts dry is imperative to maintaining your air quality, so make sure your bathroom fans work efficiently and are used dutifully.
If you’re ready to have your air ducts pumping out only clean, high quality air, call Instant Air at (702) 385-2665 for an appointment today.
Air ducts are an important part of any home. Not only do they help to keep you comfortable, they offer a source of much needed ventilation that keeps the air inside your house fresh and healthy. However, getting the air ducts cleaned is routine maintenance that is often overlooked by homeowners…
The typically hot conditions in Las Vegas mean that air ducts and ventilation systems are often forced to work overtime in order to constantly purify the atmosphere of homes in the area. Regular air duct maintenance is necessary in order to ensure that AC systems function correctly and that any unclean air is swiftly removed and replaced by an atmosphere that is safe and healthy to inhale. Las Vegas is an area where HVAC units can suffer an accumulation of slime, mold, dust, dirt and debris rather quickly, and without frequent inspections of the air ducts in this area, polluted air has the potential to spread…
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For homeowners in Las Vegas, air duct cleaning can be a confusing issue.
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Because today’s homes and buildings are insulated better than ever, the cleanliness of indoor air is a major health issue. Dirt and dust can accumulate in just a short time in the ductwork of your heating and cooling system.
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Air pollutants, pollen, dust and other contaminants are the root cause of most indoor air quality problems. Instant Air duct cleaning in Las Vegas services help improve the quality of the air you breathe and extend the life of your HVAC system. You’ll notice the results immediately. Schedule an appointment by calling (702) 385-2665 today….