Have you stumbled across an article or heard from a friend that poor air quality in your home can lead to a range of health issues for your family? It’s true, and that’s why getting a home air duct cleaning from a professional is so important.
In fact, your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is responsible for the overall flow and quality of air in your home. A clean unit will ensure great air quality, and make sure your family avoids falling ill or suffering from exacerbated allergy or respiratory conditions.
Over time your home’s air ducts will experience a buildup, from a variety of sources such as bacteria, mould, blockages from objects or dust. That’s why regular air duct cleanings are crucial for the health of your family.
But, how exactly do you find a home duct cleaning company that’s not only cost effective but also gets the job done. Georgian Duct Cleaning has listed four tips here:
1 - Identify the companies in your local area
Home duct cleaning companies generally only take on jobs within a certain area from the location that they are based. Georgian Duct Cleaning, for example, has been operating in the Simcoe, Muskoka, Haliburton, Grey/Bruce, Dufferin and North York areas since 1991.
The first step to finding a reputable duct cleaning company is to look for companies that operate within your area, and then make a list of those companies. This will help you to narrow down your search.
2 - Find out the cost
The cost of duct cleaning can vary significantly depending on the size of your property, what needs to be done and how long it will take to clean your air ducts. However, most companies should be able to give you an approximation of what it might cost to clean the ducts in your home, whether it’s on their website or via phone.
Once you’ve narrowed your list of companies to a small handful, you can then ask them to come out to your home to give you an official quote. This will include them showing you exactly what work they’ll need to do with your air ducts and how long it will take them.
Most duct cleaning companies will offer a free inspection or estimate of how much it will cost you.
3 - Ask for references
Some companies will be willing to provide references from the previous residential duct cleaning work they have done. This will give you a better idea of which companies are doing a good job and will give you peace of mind that your HVAC unit is in good hands.
4 - Make sure you really need your ducts cleaned
As a homeowner it can be hard to know when your air ducts need cleaning, it all depends on the quality of your filters and how long they have been used for. The average duct system needs cleaning between every two to five years depending on where you live, so if your air ducts are new then you may not need a cleaning
More frequent cleanings, however, can help your HVAC system to be even more efficient. Either way, the duct cleaning company you choose should be able to inspect your ducts and make sure you actually need the service before undertaken the cleaning.