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A Bad Duct System Can Lead to Poor Indoor Air Quality

Posted on December 08, 2014
by Susana Escamilla

Broken, dirty, and bad duct systems can lead to poor indoor air quality which is a problem for many homeowners and property owners.  Indoor air quality (IAQ) should be one of the highest priorities for anyone charged with maintaining a home and for those who own or manage commercial properties.

Poor air quality can lead to poor health. Many problems sometimes begin with the HVAC system. A duct system that is not working properly can lead to poor indoor air quality.

We will discuss why it is important to monitor and seek a professional technician to service your system, so that your system won’t fail and cause poor indoor air quality.

Inspect Your Duct System:

1. Leaky Ducts

A bad duct system can cause many problems and it can start with leaky ducts. Leaky ducts will pull in bad stuff and distribute it throughout the home. A disconnected duct that is connected in a crawlspace or basement can be very bad. Worst case scenario, a dead animal can be in the crawlspace and even the best filtration system can delay the system to purify the air.

2. Unbalanced Ducts

Unbalanced ducts can also result in causing the air quality to be poor in a home. An unbalanced duct system will make the system work harder because of missing units of supply air that infiltrates from outside the house. The system can supply air from other places like the crawlspace or basement and it is air that you do not want to breathe.

3. Poor Humidity Control

A poor duct system can reduce moisture control. Leading mold to grow by the air vents and even throughout a system. When mold and mildew is present, it can cause multiple health issues.Poor humidity can create an uncomfortable indoor environment in your home or business.

The duct system in your home is a critical component in your indoor air quality. AirTek has helped many homes and businesses create healthier, cleaner and more energy efficient environments for 25 years. Contact your local AirTek office to set up an appointment with us.

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