If your HVAC system has leaks, you could be throwing money out the window, month after month, year after year. In fact, some studies have shown that HVAC leaks are to blame for as much as 25% of all lost heat.
Most people are now aware that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern and increased visibility. Many companies are marketing products and services intended to improve the quality of your indoor air. You have probably seen an advertisement, received a coupon in the mail, or been approached directly by a company offering to clean your air ducts as a means of improving your home's indoor air quality. These services typically but not always range in cost from $450 to $1,000 per heating and cooling system, depending on the services offered, the size of the system to be cleaned, system accessibility, climatic region, and level of contamination.
HVAC systems keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. As most of us know, it's a good idea to keep our systems maintained to achieve maximum efficiency and extend the life of our investments. But how many homeowners know how important it is to ensure that the “arteries” which carry warm and cool air throughout your home, should also get regular maintenance?
Whether or not you decide to have the air ducts in your home cleaned, committing to a good preventive maintenance program is essential to minimize duct contamination.
Suggestions for Choosing a Duct Cleaning Service Provider
Do not assume that all duct cleaning service providers are equally knowledgeable and responsible. Talk to at least three different service providers and get written estimates before deciding whether to have your ducts cleaned. When the service providers come to your home, ask them to show you the contamination that would justify having your ducts cleaned.
You should consider having the air ducts in your home cleaned if: