4 Tips for Choosing an Air Duct Cleaning Company in Ontario
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, flakes of skin, pet hair and 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 professionally. 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 for a quotation. Georgian Duct Cleaning will provide you with a quote either over the phone or by email. Once their crew arrives on site, before they start any work, they will walk through your home and confirm the price quoted, in writing.
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 depends on the quality of your filters and how long they have been used for, the age of the house, recent renovations and the number of pets. The air duct system in a typical home, needs to be cleaned on average, every two to three years. Georgian Duct Cleaning, also recommends that your ducts should be cleaned when the house is brand new, to remove construction debris. Also, if you move, the system should be cleaned so that you are not exposed to the dirt and dust left by the previous occupants.
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.
Have any questions about HVAC air duct cleaning in Ontario? Contact the Georgian Duct Cleaning team of experts today and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you have.