Summer is still going strong. But with Back-to-School time upon us, fall isn’t far off.
That means it’s a great time to get your furnace and air ducts cleaned.
Lots of people have the intention to get their cleaning scheduled in the spring, after a buildup of airborne materials and contaminants throughout the winter. But life happens, we get busy, and these things get postponed.
With a bit more time until school starts and/or your fall schedule intensifies, why not get on the schedule now for an HVAC cleaning?
Why Cleaning Your Air Ducts Matters
In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all homes with air ducts, there are several other factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning:
- occupants with allergies or asthma
- cigarette or cigar smoke
- water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
- home renovation or remodeling projects
Some people are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly, tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.
Beyond air quality for breathing purposes, there’s also the energy savings associated.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
How to Pick the Right Company for Your Duct Cleaning
Unfortunately, there are a lot of fly-by-night operators in this space. Trusting someone to come into your home take a lot. It’s enough with all these calls and emails, in fact, that some people give up altogether and don’t have this important service performed.
But don’t give up! Just make sure to check out the credentials of any person or company that’s coming into your home.
Ask questions, such as the following:
- Is the company able to show proof of NADCA membership and certification?
- Is the contractor willing to conduct a thorough inspection of the HVAC system prior to performing any work and disclose any problems discovered?
- Will the contractor clean the supply and return air ductwork, the airstream side of the heat exchanger and the secondary heat exchanger?
As an industry leader, Modern PURAIR® is NADCA certified and takes great pride in developing and training our employees professionally and skillfully. That translates to a smooth and seamless experience when they’re at your home.
We offer a full range of services related to Indoor Air Quality, all performed by our highly skilled tech teams. We take pride in and stand by our work, evidenced by the many positive reviews and testimonials that we regularly receive.
Now’s a great time to get in touch with us, and schedule a visit by one of our friendly and experienced teams to provide a thorough cleaning of your furnace and ducts.