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How do HVAC systems get contaminated?

by | Nov 16, 2016 | Application

The cleanliness of an HVAC system is a frequently ignored component of indoor air quality. But really shouldn’t be.

HVAC syDirty Air Filterstems can get contaminated when something enters into the ductwork after the air has been conditioned. In some cases, even the system itself can be the source of the contaminants.

These contaminants may include:

  • Water
  • Dirt
  • Pollen and other allergens
  • Bacteria
  • Airborne pathogens
  • Other microbes

To prevent contamination from happening, it’s critical to perform proper system assessments and system hygiene – especially with the HVAC system playing such a large role in the air quality of a living/work/study space.



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About The Author

As a Regional Sales Manager for Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Glenn Walter manages the sales force for half the country in the HVAC and Electrical markets. As a product manager for over four years previous to his current role, Glenn was responsible for leading the product development and marketing support for the Building and Construction Tapes category. Glenn started working with Shurtape in 2012. Before that, he owned construction and framing companies with his brothers. The years he spent on the jobsite helped him create a pretty good foundation in the building and construction fields – so he's been there, done that. It gives him a unique perspective when it comes to tape. Glenn is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Consumer Economics and Housing.