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Is Duct Cleaning a Waste of Money?

If you’re anything like the average homeowner, you probably don’t think very much about the air ducts sitting in your home. And this makes sense! After all, ductwork is purposefully hidden out of sight–it’s not very attractive after all. You shouldn’t really need to think about the state of your air ducts too much. However, on occasion, they’re going to need some attention. While it’s not necessary for you to know all the ins and outs of your ductwork (that’s what we’re here for), there are some things you should know about dirty ducts and how it impacts your indoor air quality, comfort, and HVAC efficiency.

When you’re ready to schedule professional duct cleaning, you needn’t look any further than our team–and no, it’s not a waste of money. Read on to learn why.

Your Ducts and Your Indoor Air Quality

The primary reason many of our customers schedule this service is to improve their overall indoor air quality. It’s true, your HVAC systems do come with an air filter. You may even have additional indoor air quality equipment to assist with other indoor air quality challenges. But, your HVAC air filters and air purifiers are installed at the return duct, where air first enters your air conditioner from your home. This means that the rest of your ductwork pretty much goes unprotected.

Therefore, 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 even from years of sitting untouched. Professional duct cleaning requires a professional technician to completely suck out this dirt, meaning that allergens and germs are less likely to make their way back into the home.

Your HVAC Equipment Can Operate Better

All of the dirt and debris that’s likely in your ductwork at the moment may be interfering with the performance of your forced-air cooling and heating systems. The most efficient air conditioning and heating systems cool or heat the air, and then blow the conditioned air back into the rooms of your living space via your air ducts. Therefore, dirty ductwork can create friction and resistance that slows down the air.

If your air ducts get too dirty, you’ll find yourself paying more for heating and air conditioning than you should be. Worse than that, there’s a good chance that your air ducts have 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 session.

Why You Should Hire a Qualified HVAC Technician

There are many “professionals” out there who can and will claim that they can perform duct cleaning. And they probably can! But only a licensed, properly trained, and experienced HVAC technician can do it while guaranteeing no damage will occur during the job, and that the job will be done thoroughly.

Duct cleaning is a job that’s typically only needed every few years when done correctly!

Greenleaf Heating & Cooling is your trusted local resource for Whittier duct cleaning and much more! Contact us today.

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