It’s Actually What’s in Your Air

Summer is approaching and soon enough, you will be turning on your air conditioning for the next few months. But do you find yourself sniffling and sneezing once you turn on your air conditioning? You may be asking yourself, “Am I allergic to the AC and is that even possible?”

The truth is, you aren’t allergic to the air conditioner itself. Instead, the quality of air and any of its contaminants that are circulating throughout your home and it is causing you to have an adverse reaction. If this is a continued problem that you or someone in your home is experiencing, regular air duct cleaning and servicing can make a tremendous difference.

Is air duct cleaning necessary? 

Built-up dust, pollen, or bacteria in your air duct system will circulate through your home once you turn on your air conditioning unit. If you are experiencing respiratory problems, coughing, fatigue, or any other allergy-related symptoms, it is probably time to have your air ducts professionally serviced and cleaned.

Many people are unaware of their need for regular air duct cleaning and servicing. Unknown to them is a breeding ground for germs, pollen, dust, and dander that are in their heating and cooling ducts. Sometimes we even see insects and rodents living in ductwork systems. This can lead to much more than just poor airflow. It can result in respiratory conditions from breathing in too much debris, as well as creating a pest control situation if it becomes a haven for bugs or other small critters. 

Having experienced professionals here at FM Services LLC, who are able to provide you with a thorough air duct cleaning, can be of tremendous benefit to your health and your home.

How your AC can be triggering your allergies

Your air conditioner circulates air throughout your home, and with a ducted system, the air is moved along through a system of ductworks. If there is any part of your ductwork that contains a high concentration of allergens, the HVAC unit will transfer it throughout your entire home and make those potential allergens airborne. For ducted systems, it is especially important to carry out routine maintenance and cleaning services to clear out anything that might have settled inside your ductworks.

Several airborne allergens within your air ducts and HVAC systems could be to blame for some unexplained symptoms. In addition, air conditioning units are also the perfect way for bacteria and viruses to easily spread throughout your entire household. 

Some symptoms that indicate its time for an air duct cleaning include: 

  • Sneezing and runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Unexplained fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Watery and itchy eyes
  • Digestive issues
  • Other unexplained health conditions

HVAC duct cleaning with FM Services

There are a number of ways that having an air duct cleaning can help not only you and your family but also your home. Reducing the dirt and dust in your vents helps to keep the entire home environment cleaner. This includes carpet, furniture, and other surfaces. It also allows for a better performance from your furnace by removing particles and debris which may be restricting airflow.

Once your air duct cleaning is scheduled, our trusted team will show up on time and get started right away. In order to ensure we leave your property in top condition, we clean each air duct using our high-powered machinery. When the debris from each duct is blown through to the furnace, we then empty the furnace, leaving all ducts unobstructed.

Other ways to improve indoor air quality with FM Services 

Besides allergens within your air ducts, there may be other factors that could be contributing to your continued and prolonged system. At FM Services, here are some other ways we can help you make sure your home is safe and clean. 

VOC testing in your home

Find out if there are any harmful contaminants in the air you and your family breathe with our quick and accurate volatile organic compound testing services. VOCs are chemicals that lack hydrogen and have carbon, oxygen, and other elements. They evaporate at room temperature, but they also enter our air supply.

Our team performs comprehensive VOC testing using the most sensitive handheld VOC monitor in the world. We will test the air, furniture, paints, inks, and more to determine if the products in your home are polluting the air you and your family breathe.

There are legal limits for specific VOC levels in indoor air. It is important to keep your home safe from high levels of VOCs so you and your family don’t experience health problems. 

Routine maintenance checks

Regular maintenance checks on your HVAC system not only help you avoid air conditioner allergies but also will help keep your system up and running throughout the summer. No matter what type of HVAC system you have, routine maintenance is critical for its proper functioning. Regular maintenance checks with FM Services will help improve your overall indoor air quality, increase the lifespan of your AC unit, and save you money on your energy bill in the long run. 

Ready to schedule your HVAC duct cleaning and clear up your allergies? Here’s what you need to know. 

At FM Services, our priority is to get your schedule for any of our services. In the worst case, we will get your service scheduled within 2 business days. We may be able to accommodate same-day services if you call in the morning. However, please give us a call to confirm this availability.

Preparing for your air duct cleaning service

To access your vents, we need you to move all furniture and belongings at least 3 feet away from any covered vent. We also require that you move all objects from around the furnace, creating free space three feet around.

We leave no mess behind

After your air duct cleaning is completed, we make sure there’s no mess left behind. Our team performs the service with high-quality commercial-grade equipment that operates using certified HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters, leaving your property free of floating dust particles.

How long does an air duct cleaning take?

The air duct cleaning for a 2000sq.ft. home, on average, takes about 3-5 hours to clean. If you need a more concrete answer, we are happy to give you an estimate over the phone.

Put an end to your air conditioning allergies today. Reach out to us here at FM Services LLC today. Let us know how we can help you get your home clean and we will give you a free quote on the specific service you are looking for. 

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