Your home’s heating and air conditioning system uses a network of ducts to deliver warmed or cooled air to the various rooms in your house. With regular use, these ducts can become clogged with dirt, dust and debris, and the registers can become blocked. This can lead to heating and air conditioning system inefficiencies as you’ll have to run your heater or air conditioner harder to get your rooms to the desired temperature. As a result, you’ll spend more money on energy costs and increase wear and tear on your system.
Regular duct cleaning is the solution. For an affordable price, professional cleaners will visit your home when needed and remove the dirt and debris that may be causing backups in your ductwork. They’ll also clean your registers and perform a thorough preventive maintenance check to see if any major system components need repair or replacement.
- Gather referrals from neighbors, friends and family members. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to find a reputable duct maintenance service.
- Make a list of questions to ask any contractors you’re considering. Find out how long they’ve been in business, whether duct cleaning is the sole focus of their company, and if their employees are bonded and insured.
- Make sure that the company conducts thorough background checks of all the workers they employ.
- Call the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if there are any active complaints against the duct cleaning service you’re considering. One or two complaints isn’t a big deal, but if there are a lot, you may want to consider someone else.
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