We often hear this question from our customers, and we understand why people may feel hesitant about scheduling duct cleaning work. The unfortunate truth is that there are a number of disreputable companies and individuals that claim to offer duct cleaning, but are actually only looking to upsell homeowners on other products while providing the most minimal job possible when it comes to the actual cleaning. They’ll only clean what you see, pretending they’ve done a complete cleaning when they’re really done your HVAC system no good at all. (Basically, they just push the dust back farther into the ductwork.)
But just because there are inferior duct cleaning services out there who try to lure customers with extremely low prices doesn’t mean that duct cleaning isn’t an important service. In the hands of honest professionals who use the best equipment, it’s one of the most valuable regular services you can regularly schedule for your home.
The principle benefit of professional, thorough duct cleaning is that it makes your HVAC system more energy efficient. Dust starts to develop along the walls of ducts after only a year, and even this narrow layer will place restrictions on the flow of air through the ventilation system. After 3 to 5 years, this build-up will become enough that the HVAC system will work significantly harder to do the normal job expected of it, and that means an increase in your bills—which you can stop with duct cleaning.
Cleaning can also keep your AC and heater in top condition. Heavily clogged ducts will threaten to damage your comfort systems: all that dust and debris can find its way into the cabinets, ruining motors and blocking refrigerant coils.
Finally, when the ducts are congested with dust, dirt, pollen, and other contaminants, it may have a negative effect on your home’s air quality. Each time the heater or air conditioner fan turns on, it will send out a concentration of unhealthy pollutants into your home. Regular duct cleaning will mean a healthier house for everyone.
Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers high quality ductwork services in Palm Springs, CA. For exceptional customer service, please give our office a call.