I recently noticed that cooking odors not only traveled throughout the whole apartment however lingeredâ€¦ While the odor of a meat loaf baking is mouth-watering in the bedroom, it’s severely unpleasant in the bedrooms.
I realized that stinks were getting pulled into the air duct and spread to every room, then as I paid closer attention, I found that there was a lot more dust floating around in the air and accumulating on surfaces.
I got suspicious that there was a problem with the duct system. We’ve lived in the apartment for nearly 10 years and never had any type of professional duct services performed. I hired a local HVAC supplier to send a worker to inspect and test the operation of the ventilation system! The tech concluded that there was a significant amount of debris buildup within the pipes. The excessive amounts of dust, pollen, dander, mold and even bugs and webs were blocking essential airflow. Since the maximum amount of air wasn’t reaching the intended endpoint, the furnace and cooling system were forced to run longer and labor harder. The proposal was consuming a lot more energy and experiencing greater wear and tear, plus, every time the heating system or cooling system started up, the contaminants within the ducts were becoming airborne and getting spread into our breathing air. This accumulation of dirt and grim was absorbing stinks and carrying them to every room as well. The worker spent a little over an hour completing a thorough duct cleaning process, however he used a component that looked undoubtedly similar to an industrial sized vacuum cleaner to discottage mold and bacteria and suck up all of the pollutants.