6 Common Contaminants Found in HVAC Ducts

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HVAC systems play a vital role in maintaining indoor air quality and comfort. However, these systems can accumulate a variety of contaminants over time that compromise air quality and system efficiency. Below, we take a look at some of the most common contaminants that can be found in HVAC ducts.

  • Dust and Particulate Matter – Dust, dirt and other airborne particles are among the most common contaminants found in HVAC ducts. These particles can enter the system through intake vents and settle within the ductwork, reducing airflow.
  • Mould and Mildew – Damp and dark environments within ducts provide ideal conditions for mould and mildew to grow. Mould spores can become airborne when the HVAC system operates, leading to indoor air quality issues and potential health problems for occupants.
  • Bacteria and Viruses – HVAC systems can become breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, especially if maintenance is neglected. These microorganisms can be recirculated throughout a building, increasing the risk of illness.
  • Allergens – Pollen and other allergens can enter HVAC systems and become trapped in ducts. When the system is running, these allergens are dispersed into the indoor air, causing discomfort for allergy sufferers.
  • Volatile Organic Compounds – VOCs are emitted by various household products such as paints, cleaning agents and furniture. These compounds can enter HVAC systems and linger within ducts, leading to poor indoor air quality and potential health concerns.
  • Pest Droppings and Debris – Insects and rodents can find their way into HVAC ducts, leaving behind droppings, nests and debris. These contaminants not only compromise indoor air quality, but can also cause damage to the system.

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At Duct Masters, we can identify and remove various contaminants from your HVAC ducts. From cleaning and disinfecting ducts through to changing filters, we can help ensure better indoor air quality, energy efficiency and overall comfort. Contact us today to make a booking.

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