It’s winter, and many homeowners have their heating systems blowing full-blast for much of the day and night. With all that air moving around, you may wonder how clean it really is and how it is affecting your home and your health. The fact is that dirty ducts can affect the cleanliness of your home, the health of its occupants, and the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. So if you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while, now would be a good time to contact a TrustDALE certified duct cleaning company to inspect your ducts and give them the cleaning they deserve.
One of the primary purposes of duct cleaning is to improve the air in your home. Like any part of your home, ducts can collect dust, dander, and even mold. However, unlike the rest of your home, the average homeowner can’t get to their ducts to clean and dust. That leaves contaminants to pile up and collect on the inside of your ducts without any relief. And when air flows through dirty ducts, it can pick up that debris and spread it throughout your home.
The best way to get cleaner air in your home is to go to the source and clean out the ducts that are carrying air throughout your house. Your ducts blow air into every room of your hours for hours every day. So it makes sense to keep that air as clean as possible. Keeping your air clean has several benefits.
One benefit of duct cleaning is better health for you and your family. Many people suffer from airborne particles and don’t even know it. The air in your home is full of dust (including dust mites), pollen from outdoors, particulate matter from cooking or smoking, pet dander (if you have pets), and even mold. As you breathe on those contaminants, they can affect your health. Some people know that they are allergic to certain substances, like pet dander and pollen. But many more people have no idea that the particles floating around in the air are actually making them feel sick.
If anyone in your home suffers from respiratory issues, such as asthma or bronchitis, particulate matter can aggravate their conditions. According to WebMD, over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and 17 million Americans have asthma. The best way to relieve those conditions is to improve the air quality in your home. Professional duct cleaning can contribute to fresher, cleaner air in your home by reducing particulate matter, and the cleaner air can ease the effects of respiratory problems.
A Cleaner Home
Let’s face it; dusting is no one’s favorite pastime. It’s a chore that we do because we want a clean home, but the less we have to do it, the better. Many homeowners don’t realize that as they are dusting their homes, new dust is being deposited by their heating and cooling system, erasing their hard work. If your HVAC system is blowing around dust and debris, that dust will inevitably settle on your furniture, light fixtures, molding, and all those other spots that seem to require endless dusting. It may be that a simple duct cleaning is all you need to cut down on hours of dusting each week.
The dust and debris in your duct also have an odor. Many homeowners get used to the smells in their homes and don’t realize just how foul their homes actually smell. But after a duct cleaning, you’ll notice the difference. Odors caused by dust and mold will vanish, and your home will feel fresher and cleaner.
According to the HVAC Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Association and the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Some of that waste comes from air leaks around doors and windows, while some is the result of old equipment or poor insulation. But some of that waste comes from pushing air through filthy ducts. If your ducts are dirty, your HVAC system is working overtime to move air, which puts a strain on your equipment and your wallet. A clean, well-functioning HVAC system is an efficient system, and that can make all the difference in your energy bills.
Finding the Right Duct Cleaning Service
Duct cleaning requires the right tools, skills, and experience. Unfortunately, not all duct cleaning companies have those things, and some also lack basic customer service and competitive pricing. Most homeowners don’t know much about duct cleaning, and it’s hard to actually see the results. That leaves room for unscrupulous workers calling themselves duct cleaners to take advantage of consumers. So if you want your ducts cleaning, you have two choices. The first choice is to begin an investigative review of the available companies. You can research them with the Better Business Bureau, call their references, ask for their business licenses and other documentation, etc. The second much simpler option is to let TrustDALE do the work for you.
Every TrustDALE certified business must undergo a detailed 7-point investigative review to become a member of the TrustDALE community of trust. We regularly investigate and re-investigate our member businesses to ensure that they are doing quality work for competitive prices with excellent customer service. So you can rest assured that a TrustDALE certified duct cleaning company will do the job right. And every TrustDALE certified business is back by Dale’s trademark $10,000 Make-It-Right™ Guarantee.