Air Tight Seal: Great for Energy Savings, Not So Great for Pollutants

Your Tarpon Springs, FL home is probably sealed and insulated much better than the home that you grew up in. And, it is definitely better sealed and insulated than the house that your parents or your grandparents knew as children. This airtight seal is good news in terms of energy efficiency and savings on utility bills. There is a downside, however: Because your home is so well insulated and tightly sealed, the air on the inside of your house can be up to five times dirtier or more polluted than the air outside. One way to help reduce pollutants is with regular duct cleaning of your HVAC system.

When air is continually re-circulated throughout your home, dirt and debris can build up inside duct and venting areas of your heating and air conditioning system. In addition, mold, bacteria, and other germs can also build up inside of a duct. Combine this with the fact that household pests such as insects and rodents often seek refuge in ductwork, and it is a recipe for circulating dirty, contaminated air throughout your home.

When we travel outside and then return to our homes, we can bring in plant spores, bacteria, and pollen. People and pets in the home shed both hair (or fur) and dander. In addition, if moisture has somehow accumulated in a duct, it can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Plus, there is the usual dirt and dust that are present in any home. Just as we dust furniture or wipe down counters to get rid of any accumulated build-up, so too, a thorough duct cleaning gets rid of all of the build-up in the duct systems of our heating and air conditioning units.

The result of duct cleaning is not just cleaner, better smelling air, but the peace of mind in knowing that the air in your home is safer for your family and guests and is free from any harmful contaminants. In addition, you have the added benefit of knowing that excess dust is not being blown onto furniture, draperies, or people from the ducts and vents of your HVAC system.

Maybe you have never had a duct cleaning in your Tarpon Springs, FL home. Or, maybe it is time to do it again. Regardless of your situation, contact your Tarpon Springs heating and air conditioning service company today to arrange for regular maintenance and a duct cleaning of your HVAC system. Your peace of mind and the health of your family may depend on it.

Duct Cleaning Tarpon Springs FL – Providing clean and efficient duct cleaning in Tarpon Springs, FL and the surrounding communities for more than 30 years, Palm Harbor Heating & Air Conditioning can perform all maintenance and cleaning needs for your HVAC system. We are dedicated to offering you the very best service in the industry. When you are in need of duct cleaning in Tarpon Springs, contact Palm Harbor Heating & Air Conditioning at 727.786.3276 or 727.443.6100 or visit You may also reach us at



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