This blog dedicated to help the millions of homeowner and business facilities fight the constant problem of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Why Worry About IAQ

Amistee Air Duct Cleanings main focus is indoor air quality. Every employee of Amistee strives to improve the IAQ of each customers home or business. Some individuals do not believe that air duct cleaning will help IAQ. This thought is because they have not done the required research before making a decision about air duct cleaning.

When done right air duct cleaning will reduce the amount of dust and debris coming from your heating and cooling system. This is the air you breath. The key words in all of this is done right. Air duct cleaning must be done right to achive any kind of result.

The EPA's biggest health threat today is IAQ because they see the direct relationship between what people breath and their health. The average person takes 5.6 million breaths each year. If you are exposed to bad air then you are pulling in toxins 5.6 million times a year.

60,000 deaths are related to the exposure to particules in the air and 20,000 deaths are related to Radon.

80% of the pollutants that the EPA are worried about are airborne. This means that they are getting transported throughout your air duct system. Can you see the importance of cleaning you air ducts?

Recent studies have shown that indoor air in America is much worse than outdoor air. This constant exposure will damage anyones immune system. Is your family always sick? Who do you know that Amistee can help?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Postal Worker Saves Man From Fire

Postal Workers Save Man From Fire

No One Was Injured In Fire

POSTED: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
UPDATED: 4:11 pm EDT June 10, 2009
A local postal worker came across a house in flames as she was delivering mail.Lori Boljesic has made mail deliveries on the 2900 block of Clayton Avenue in Westland for years. She knows many of the residents by name. She received a call from a co-worker on a nearby route.Postal Workers Save Man From Fire "My friend Sharon called and asked if I saw a house on fire, which I hadn't. She saw the smoke billowing out of the house,” said Boljesic. Boljesic and her friend went inside the home on fire and began opening windows for the pets inside. They said they did not know there was a young man inside sleeping.“We opened the window and he popped his head out and I remembered his name and I told him, 'Brandon, your house is on fire. Get out,'” said Boljesic.Brandon Champion, who was inside the burning home, said, ”I don’t know what would have happened. I would have died because my room was filled with smoke. I couldn't even see in from of me.”Fire investigators said lint from the dryer connection started the blaze.Brandon’s mother threw in a load before heading to the store. She’s thankful for this special delivery.“They’re my heroes. They saved my son’s life. He wouldn’t be here right now,” said Rita Sudia.No one was injured, but the family lost everything and didn’t have renter’s insurance.The Westland post office is accepting donations to help the family.

Friday, June 5, 2009

How Long Does Air Duct Cleaning Take??

Recently Amistee Air Duct Cleaning has gotten a lot of customers asking a very common question. The question is "How long will it take to clean my air ducts" At Amistee we use a very systematic approach to cleaning your homes air ducts. This allows us to get a great idea of the length of time to clean your air ducts without even seeing your home.

We will ask you some very basic questions like the size of your home in square foot, number of furnaces, location of furnace and if the home has ever been done before.

Our standard air duct cleaning will run anywhere between 2-3.5 hours. Keep in mind that this is for a single furnace home that is roughly under 3,000 sq ft. A single furnace home over 3,000 sq ft may be anywhere between 3-4 hours.

If your home contains two furnaces and they are both in your basement side by side then the estimated length of time to clean your air ducts should be anywhere between 3-5 hours.

We always like to tell customers that this is an estimated length of time and the cleaning might take a small amount of time longer depending of your homes situation or sometimes even less. No matter the situation Amistee will never cut any corners and the job will always be done right.

One of the best things about using Amistee to clean your homes air ducts in Michigan is that if for some reason you do not feel we did the proper job or you feel corners we cut to speed up the process, we will be back out to your location within 24 hours. We guarentee all of our work and will do whatever it takes to make sure you feel comfortable in your home. No questions asked, your happiness with our services is our number one goal.