Duct Cleaning 101: Is It Worth It?
Unlike furnace or air conditioner tuneups, duct cleanings aren’t always recommended or performed by comfort providers. Homeowners often ask if they need to have their ducts cleaned and if it’s really worth it. The answer is yes and Tom’s Heating is happy to explain why. Below, our team clears up any confusion about duct cleaning.
Why We Perform Duct Cleaning
The average six-room home collects about 40 pounds of dust per year. Add in pet dander, mold, bacteria, viruses, and airborne toxins, and your ductwork can become a breeding ground for some very real health concerns. And because your system cycles air through your ducts five to seven times per day, your family could be breathing these irritants in each time it runs. As a result, you may notice more sinus congestion, allergy or asthma symptoms, eye irritation, coughing, and uncomfortable dryness.
Dirty ductwork can also affect your overall comfort because it’ll make your system work harder to keep up with your thermostat setting. Added duct cleaning benefits include:
- Improved home air quality
- Smoother airflow throughout your home
- Reduced energy costs because your furnace and A/C operate more efficiently
- Fewer unpleasant odors that begin in dirty ductwork
- Less dust accumulation in your home
- Reduced airborne illnesses because contaminants are removed
To help you avoid these health problems and comfort issues, we use special equipment to clear out your ductwork, similar to a vacuum. We’ll clean vents, diffusers, registers, and main trunks, and offer the option of sanitizing spray to get your family breathing easy again.
Schedule Your Duct Cleaning Today
If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in the last five to eight years, give us a call at 262-548-1300 for an estimate. Upon arrival, we can inspect your ducts and if we don’t think you need a cleaning, we’ll skip it. But if you do have a lot of dust and buildup that needs to be removed, we’ll do a thorough cleaning and explain how a Carrier® air purifier can help filter these contaminants out before they even get into your ductwork. That’s what honest service from Tom’s Heating is all about.