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Spring Cleaning Means Clean Indoor Air

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 General News J E 4
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ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 25 The long winter months withclosed up homes and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systemsworking over-time can result in an optimal breeding ground for contaminants.Come spring, many homeowners are eager to throw open the windows, scrub thefloors and breathe fresh air, but what many fail to realize is that theirindoor air may be preventing optimal cleanliness. In fact, indoor air qualityis ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health, accordingto the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals,which was featured on the Telly Award winning program Designing Spaces inJanuary, advises homeowners that spring is an excellent time to improve theirindoor air quality.

According to DUCTZ, the following are steps that can be taken to improveindoor air quality during spring cleaning:

"There's no better time than spring to have your HVAC system inspected andcleaned," said John Rotche, President of DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals."Clean indoor air provides for a cleaner home, and goes hand-in-hand with thespring cleaning initiatives that families already take annually."

To schedule DUCTZ service please visit www.ductz.com or call877.DUCTZ.USA.

About DUCTZ:

DUCTZ was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the number one duct-cleaningfranchise, and 13th top new franchise for 2008. The expertise of DUCTZreaches beyond simply cleaning air ducts to maximizing overall indoor airquality and providing for a healthier living environment. DUCTZ isheadquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan with franchise locations nationwide, andis a member of the National Air Duct Cleaner's Association. To improve theindoor air quality of your home or business and create a healthier livingenvironment, please call 1-877-DUCTZ-USA (1-877-382-8987) or visit online atwww.ductz.com .1. Change the air filter. According to American Lung Association maintenance is key when it comes to air filters, though many homeowners disregard the importance of this type of maintenance. DUCTZ strongly recommends strictly adhering to the manufacturer's guidelines regarding the frequency of changing or cleaning the air filter. If you can't remember the last time the filter was changed... then it's time to replace it. 2. Have your entire HVAC system inspected and, if necessary, cleaned. Multiple components of your HVAC system, including the ductwork, can trap contaminants and contribute to poor indoor air quality if not kept in proper working order. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), if there is visible dust, dirt or debris within the ductwork, your HVAC system likely needs to be cleaned. 3. Hire a professional. Not all duct cleaning companies can or should be trusted. An HVAC system cleaning that is not done correctly can actually make a home's indoor air quality worse. DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals, unlike many competitors, guarantees its work and adheres strictly to NADCA's rigid service standards.

SOURCE DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals
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