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Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned After a Wildfire?

Wildfire smoke has traveled many miles to impact your home and family. And even once the smoke is gone, it leaves behind the signs that it was there. Your family may feel negative impacts from wildfire smoke for months to come.

But there is something you can do about it. You can schedule duct cleaning in Hagerstown, MD, to improve your indoor air quality following the recent wildfires. If you’re wondering why a duct cleaning service is so important at this time, you can keep reading to learn more.

Cleaning Air Ducts

If you’ve experienced smoke and ash around your home from nearby wildfires, you may be concerned about your indoor air quality, and rightfully so. Even if you cannot see the pollution inside of your home from wildfire smoke, it can have a huge impact on your family’s health. Ultimately, the particles into your home get sucked into your HVAC system, eventually landing in the attached ductwork.

Particles continue to gather and settle there, stirring back up when airflow begins blowing through. These particles then mix with the cooled air and blow back into your home in an endless cycle. Sure, you have an air filter in your air conditioner. But these particles are so small that many of them squeeze through the air filter fibers without being captured and the air filter’s primary job is to keep debris out of the HVAC system itself.

When we clean your ducts, we wipe down the surfaces to eliminate all of the pollution. Your ductwork captures dust and dirt every single day, but the pollution from wildfires is exacerbating the problem. Duct cleaning is an opportunity to start over fresh and breathe easily.

Testing and Sealing Air Ducts

The next step to improving indoor air quality is testing your ducts for any holes, and sealing them to prevent dust and dirt from getting in. Holes in your ductwork allow cool air to escape, but it’s also an opportunity for harmful particles and pollution to enter your ductwork and mix in with clean air. 

Visually identifying holes can be a tedious process. Instead, we pressurize your entire network of ducts and identify holes that way. After repairing holes and replacing broken seals, your air conditioner should be completely airtight again. This can save you on energy costs in addition to improving your indoor air quality.

Improving Indoor Air Quality

If you want to improve your indoor air quality even more, we recommend investing in a whole-house air purifier. You can pick up a smaller, portable air purifier from your local hardware store, but it’s not going to be as effective as a unit that works for your entire home. After the first 24 hours, a whole-house air purifier can get more than 99% of the harmful particles removed from your air. 

Then it continues maintaining this high level of clean air for your home. The only maintenance you have to complete is scheduling our team to replace the HEPA filter or UV light once per year. Even when wildfire smoke is affecting your area, you can breathe the cleanest air inside your home comfortably without any worries. 

To schedule your indoor air quality service, contact Premier HVAC Services today!

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