Indoor Air Quality Testing & Solutions
For Slidell, Mandeville, Covington & Metro New Orleans
Air quality is often overlooked when we make the effort to live a healthy life. Considering that the majority of each day is spent indoors, however, indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your overall health as the air in your home carries more than just dust particles. Bacteria, allergens and other harmful organisms, such as mold can circulate in your home and, consequently, right through your lungs.
Benfatti Air Conditioning & Heating offers indoor air quality testing & solutions throughout our service area including Slidell, Mandeville, Covington & metro New Orleans. Call for a free inspection.
With our regular maintenance programs we are able to help you keep your air conditioning unit running at its best so that your home is healthy, safe and comfortable.
Dangers of Unclean Air in Your Home
Your indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air as allergens, bacteria, viruses and living organisms can be circulated throughout your home each time your air conditioning unit kicks on. While accumulation and circulation of the same poor air quality does not cause health risks on their own, they do exacerbate many already present health issues. Especially harmful to your health are bacteria and viruses that can potentially lead to unpleasant illness.
Signs You Need a Duct Cleaning
Air ducts have the responsibility of carrying the conditioned air from one point in the home to the other. As such, a little dust is not the main concern, much like it is in air filter maintenance. Instead, major problems with dirty air ducts involve mold growth, infestation of insects or rodents, and excessive dirt or dust.
If any of these prove to be true or if large particles are being released from the vents due to excessive dirt or an obstruction then it is time that you have your air ducts cleaned.
What is Air Duct Cleaning?
When air ducts are cleaned it is actually a comprehensive service that is done with a lot of care. The service depends on the size of the system, the climate and the level of contamination. If mold is involved, for example, it is incredibly important that the entire system is carefully cleaned so that no loose particles are released into your home. The surrounding areas should also be checked, as well, as the conditions of the area are likely to cause the same issues in the future.
Another Layer of Protection: Antimicrobial Flexible Ductwork
We understand that having your air ducts clean can become a large task. Instead of scheduling the cleanings as your ducts inevitably become dirty over time, many building and home designers are now turning to antimicrobial flexible ducts. The materials in these ducts are non-toxic and eco-friendly aluminum ion coated, promising a long lasting antimicrobial and anti-fungal effect. By installing the antimicrobial flexible ductwork, you are helping maintain clean air ducts for even longer than before.
Call Benfatti A/C for Air Quality Assurance
Clean ducts are incredibly important to indoor air quality but they also require careful expertise during the cleaning process, making them a task that should only be handled by trusted professionals. At Benfatti, we are well equipped and trained to clean air ducts. We are also trained and stocked in antimicrobial flexible ductwork and would be happy to help you make the transition to this new ductwork if needed.
Regular duct maintenance and the best equipment for your needs helps prevent future problems and potential health risks. Give us a call today to set up an appointment to talk about your indoor air quality anywhere in Slidell, Mandeville, Covington or metro New Orleans!
Another layer of protection: Antimicrobial Flexible Ductwork