Steam Cleaning Your HVAC System
You breathe in and breathe out and probably give very little thought to the air you are breathing in your home. It is there, and as long as there is no bad odor or other obvious problems you assume it is safe to breath. But, has your HVAC system ever been cleaned? Is the home old or new? Has there ever been any renovation done in the home? There are many factors that can lead to an accumulation of dirt, debris, moisture and more in your HVAC system. And, when those things accumulate, and your HVAC system circulates air into your home, you then end up breathing in all of those things. If you or a family member has asthma or allergies, the problem is amplified even more. For this reason, the best thing you can do for your home’s air quality and the health of your home’s inhabitants is to clean your HVAC system with a steam cleaner.
We are probably all familiar with steam cleaners and how they can be used in the home but most of us have probably never thought about using them on our HVAC system. When you think about how much dust accumulates on a table if left undusted for any length of time, you can see why there is probably a significant accumulation of dirt in your HVAC system. An HVAC system is filled with dark, cool ductwork that provides an ideal environment for mold and bacteria growth. If you have ever noticed an odd smell when your air conditioner turns on you may actually be smelling mold growing your HVAC system. If you are smelling it, that means you are breathing it in and so is the rest of your family or guests. To better improve your health, and the health of your family it is important to ensure that your HVAC system is properly cleaned so that you are not breathing in contaminates on a regular basis. Steam cleaning with a vapor steam cleaner will kill mold spores and bacterial growth as well as loosen, lift and remove dirt and debris in your HVAC system. Once cleaned with a steam cleaner, many homeowners suddenly realize their breathing has eased, asthma triggers have reduced and allergies are no longer plaguing them. Plus, not only will you enjoy breathing in much more healthy and safe air in your home but you will also likely enjoy lower energy bills. All of that dust, debris and growth in your air ducts significantly reduces your HVAC system’s energy efficiency by making it more difficult to propel air through your home. Once steam cleaned, your HVAC system will be able to work more efficiently, lowering energy bills and extending the life of your HVAC system.