(NAPSI)—If you work for any of the estimated 32 million business in the U.S., here’s news that might take your breath away: Your office air may need cleaning.
It could come as a surprise to some, but HVAC systems get dirty over time and they have the potential to contain large amounts of dust and particulates. That can be unpleasant, even dangerous for office workers; expensive for their employers; and bad for the planet.
Through normal occupation in a building, contaminants and air pollutants such as dander, dust, and chemicals get into the ductwork and are recirculated several times a day. Breathing in that stuff is not good for your health.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of energy used for heating or cooling is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. A clean HVAC system saves energy and costs less to run.
Getting the system inspected and professionally cleaned if necessary can be the solution. To help, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) lists Certified Ventilation Inspectors and Air Systems Cleaning Specialists who can identify and solve these problems.
For further facts and tips, ask the Breathing Clean experts at www.BreathingClean.com.