How Are ducts and ventilation important to your home?

Indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks facing Americans,  according to the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. In fact, often, indoor air is two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors.  While Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, the homes they live in are becoming more airtight and insular.  Therefore, carbon monoxide that a household generates from activities such as cooking are not leaving the home.  Insufficient clean air in homes is also facilitating conditions for mold and fungal spores to grow to toxic levels. These indoor pollutants, as EPA informs, at low levels can cause or worsen headaches dizziness disorientation., nausea, and fatigue. At high doses, the toxins can cause or exacerbate respiratory diseases such as asthma, heart disease, and cancer.  The absence of a ventilation system, i.e., a system that drives clean air in and unclean air out of your home,  harbors indoor air pollutants and enhances the associated health risks. If you already have a ventilation system installed in your home,  the ductwork associated with the ventilation system also impacts the indoor air quality.  Apart from mold and fungus, allergens such as dust, pet dander, pollen, insect debris and smoke accumulate inside the ductwork. Leakage of toxins and allergens via the air ducts also compromises indoor air quality which is why ducts and ventilation are important to your home.


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You deserve trained and certified professionals with over 24 years of experience,  expertise and reputation to install, service and repair your ventilation systems and clean the air ducts. Installation of a ventilation system and regular air duct cleaning improves the air quality in your home making it cleaner and healthier for you and your family.  Our high-power blower and heavy filter vacuum completely pull dirt, dust, and allergens from your home and into our truck. We also use other state of the art tools to remove the mold and fungus that is collecting in your ducts and is exposing you to indoor pollutant related health risks. We will show the video footage of the insides of your ducts as part of our free in-home inspection service so that you can make an informed decision on whether you want us to clean your ducts. We install and clean the entire ventilation system including the HVAC unit, blower motor, evaporator coil and other components leading up to the main trunk line. We also clean and replace vent covers.  We promise low price and high efficiency.  We’re satisfied when you’re satisfied.  Call us now at (815) 459-8700 for a free inspection, same-day cleaning, and a six-month service warranty. Visit our website to know more or to chat with our representative.


Importance of Right Ventilation and Clean Ducts

Ventilation is a process wherein clean air flows in and unclean air flows out of an indoor space.  Sometimes all you need to do is open a window or a door to invite clean air into your home and drive out unclean air.  This process is referred to as natural ventilation. It is a simple, low cost and effective method to reduce indoor air pollution. However, it isn’t always feasible to utilize natural ventilation.  It may be it’s unsafe or too cold to keep your windows or doors open. Maybe you live in an area or a building that limits the use of natural ventilation. In such cases, you can opt for mechanical ventilation.  As the name suggests, it is a method wherein mechanical apparatuses such as vents, mortars and ducts are used to introduce and circulate clean air indoors. Why is a clean ducted ventilation system important?

  • A ventilation system is a health and safety tool that fights indoor air pollution.
  • In the absence of ventilation, moisture solidifies into mold and fungus and airborne pollutants build up inside your home. A good ventilation system dries the moisture and significantly limits the growth of related infestations.
  • The system pushes carbon monoxide and other toxic gases out and invites fresh air into the home. So you’re breathing cleaner air and reducing the risk of respiratory and other aforementioned illnesses that are triggered by indoor air pollutants.
  • A collateral benefit of a ventilation system is that it keeps the indoors cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
  • A clean ventilation system without dust or debris clogging or leaking through the air ducts also lowers indoor allergy index.


Clean air in your own home shouldn’t be a luxury. You and your family spend most of your time at home and deserve to breathe fresher, cleaner, healthier air.  Call us now at (815) 459-8700 for free in-home evaluation of your ventilation needs and for free ductwork cleaning assessment.  We offer limited period no interest low monthly payment options for eligible customers.

Call Approved Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning today for more information on the importance of ducts and ventilation to your home!