If you are worried about the indoor air quality in your home, then you’ll know just how important it is to undergo regular residential duct cleaning for your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
However, did you know that you can improve your home’s air quality even further through air duct sanitizing?
So what actually is air duct sanitizing, how is it different to duct cleaning and how can it benefit both your health and your HVAC system? Georgian Duct Cleaning explains all in this blog.
What is duct sanitizing?
Duct sanitizing is the process in which a non-harmful sanitizer is applied to the inside of your ductwork to eliminate germs, mold, bacteria and any other unwanted bacteria that may be inside your HVAC unit.
How is duct sanitizing different to duct cleaning?
Residential duct cleaning is necessary to ensure your ductwork is completely free from debris and harmful bacteria that can be circulated around your house - it’s also incredibly important for the efficiency of your HVAC unit and saving money.
However, unlike duct sanitizing, duct cleaning does not completely destroy harmful pollutants or prevent the new growth of bacteria. Duct sanitizers, on the other hand, remove contaminants and help to stop new bacteria forming instantly.
What are the benefits of duct sanitizing?
Sanitizing the ducts in your residential property will have a wide range of benefits for your health and HVAC system, including:
Help save you money on repairs: HVAC units that are cleaned and sanitized regularly will be protected from dust and other particulates causing expensive damage. Frequent cleanings will help save you money in the future.
Healthy air: All of the air in your house will travel through your ductwork at some point. By making sure your ductwork is clean and sanitized, you’ll be ensuring your entire family has access to clean and healthy air.
Allergy prevention: Allergies can be terrible in Ontario’s spring and autumn seasons, but it doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Sanitizing your home’s ducts will eradicate any allergy-inducing particles that have collected in your ductwork, reducing the number of allergic reaction you have at home.
Improved HVAC efficiency: A clean and sanitized ductwork will run more efficiently and that means you’ll save significant amounts of money on your energy bills in the long run.
How can Georgian Duct Cleaning help?
If you are concerned about the presence of mold or bacteria in your air duct system, Georgian Duct Cleaning offers an optional herbal based sanitizer by Benefect.
The Benefect Botanical Disinfection Technology uses the active ingredient of Thyme oil as an effective germ-killing ingredient. The disinfectant is proven to kill over 99.99% bacteria and surpasses Health Canada's efficacy requirements for a broad range of disinfectants.
Benefact helps remove mold and bacteria off the surface of your air ventilation system, without the use of harsh or toxic chemicals. In fact, it's used by hospitals, schools, municipalities, and other institutions where sanitary conditions are desired without introducing harmful chemicals.