Healthy Home

Baby Safety Zone has teamed up with the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) to help educate parents on the importance of creating a healthy, safe environment at home through heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance.

Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system takes air in and breathes air out. Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average.

Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. For example, young children tend to be more susceptible to these types of poor indoor air quality. Air duct cleaning can help address these issues.

Having your air ducts cleaned can improve your indoor air quality and reduce health problems. HVAC systems have been shown to collect a variety of contaminants such as mold, fungi, bacteria and very small particles of dust that have the potential to affect overall health.  Clean air ducts can also improve your home’s energy efficiency. When an HVAC system is cleaned, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used and cost-effectiveness is improved.

For more information on indoor air quality and HVAC maintenance, visit BreathingClean.com.