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Is Professional Duct Cleaning Worth It?

Male hands setting up ventilation system indoorsThe average homeowner doesn’t know much about the ductwork running through their home—and that makes sense. After all, air ducts are hidden form a view for a reason. You shouldn’t really need to think about the condition of your ductwork too often, but from time to time they will need some attention. You don’t need to know all the ins and outs of your ducts, but there a few things we’d like to share with you about how dirty ducts impact your indoor air quality.

Hendersonville, TN duct cleaning is a way to clear out your ductwork, which air moves through each and every day you use either your air conditioner or your heater. This is important for a number of reasons, which we’ll get to below. All in all, if you’re wondering if professional duct cleaning is worth it, we’re going to say yes, and here’s why!

Professional Duct Cleaning Helps Your Indoor Air Quality

The main reason many homeowners schedule this service is to improve their indoor air quality. Yes, your HVAC systems do have an air filter. You might even have additional indoor air quality equipment to help with any air quality problems. However, these are placed at the return duct, where air first enters the system. The rest of your air ducts remain largely unprotected.

Allergens, dirt and debris, irritants, and germs can infiltrate your air ducts by other means—through cracks in the ductwork itself, through the vents, or just from years of sitting untouched. Professional duct cleaning requires a professional technician to completely suck out this dirt, which means allergens and germs are less likely to make their way back into your home.

Your HVAC Equipment Will Likely Work Better

All of this dirt and debris that’s probably in your ductwork right now could be interfering with the performance of your forced-air AC system and heater. The most efficient AC and heating systems cool or heat the air, and then blow it back out to the rooms of the home via the most direct route—your air ducts. So dirty ductwork can create friction and resistance that will slow down the air.

If your ductwork is too dirty, you can be paying more for heating and air conditioning than you should be. Worse than that, there’s a good chance that your ductwork has major leaks, and you could use a professional to assess whether any part of your air ducts actually need replacement—which can be conducted during your cleaning appointment.

One More Thing You Should Know

We feel that it’s pertinent our customers know there are a number of scams out there, unfortunately. Dishonest companies will sometimes charge very little for duct cleaning, but only because they are giving the appearance of working, without actually doing so.

Once on the job, you may find that they continuously raise their prices, convincing you that you have urgent ductwork problems that need prompt repair. Always ask for details and make sure that you are working with a reputable brand for your ductwork needs.

Covenant Heating and Cooling is the company to turn to for all of your indoor air quality needs throughout the year. Contact us today!

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