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Why Indoor Air Quality is Important in Utah

 

Air Quality in Utah

When it comes to polluted cities, Salt Lake City, Utah, is high on the list for poor air quality.  Utah’s air pollution problem comes from inversion and mountain bowl particle pollutants.  You might think the air looks bad outside, but if your HVAC system isn’t cleaned properly and regularly, you may be in more danger inside your home or office.

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in Utah

It is very important to have clean indoor air, considering the average American spends 90% of their time indoors.  Unlike the causes of outdoor pollution from vehicles, fires, inversion, etc., the sources of indoor pollutants are often much less obvious.  According to the EPA, indoor air quality can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outside air.  Everyday activities can contribute to poor indoor air.  Air pollutants and allergens such as dirt, dust, pet hair, cleaning products, hairspray, and even candles can pollute your indoor air.

When these pollutants have nowhere to go, they enter the HVAC system where they can be recirculated and spread throughout your home or office several times per day.  Over time, this causes dirt and harmful chemicals to build on the ductwork, continuing to reduce the indoor air quality.  You can eliminate these contaminants and refresh your indoor air quality with an annual air duct cleaning.

Air Duct Cleaning in Utah

The air ducts in your home or office are part of the HVAC system.  The HVAC system includes coils, an air filter, blower motor and assembly, grills, and heat exchanger.  Certified professionals start by placing the system under negative pressure to prevent the release of debris from spreading around your home or office.  The professional will then use specially designed devices to loosen and remove contaminants.

If you have concerns about your indoor air quality, Green Home is happy to assist you in inspecting your HVAC system.  Don’t get trapped inside your Utah home with poor air quality.   Give us a call today for a free estimate.

 

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