Why You Should Only Hire an HVAC Provider for Your Duct Cleaning

Monday, September 13th, 2021

ductwork-running-into-furnaceIf you’re like the average Joliet area homeowner, you probably do not think about your HVAC systems’ ductwork a whole lot, right? That is until something goes wrong with it. This makes sense. After all, ductwork is mostly hidden from your view for a reason. It’s not exactly aesthetically pleasing. You really shouldn’t need to think about your ductwork a whole lot, but it is important that they get attention every now and then.

This includes proper duct cleaning. Duct cleaning is a service that not many people consider, but it’s one that is important to have a qualified HVAC provider for. Trying to attempt duct cleaning on your own may damage the ducts, and may not even be effective while hiring an amateur can have a similar result.

Our professional duct cleaning services are a sure way to clear out your air ducts, helping to improve your home comfort and help your air conditioner and furnace (or heat pump) work more efficiently. Read on to learn more about professional, HVAC professional provided, duct cleaning.

Professional Duct Cleaning Improves Indoor Air Quality

The main reason most homeowners decide to schedule professional duct cleaning is to improve their indoor air quality (IAQ). Sure, your HVAC systems have an air filter. But this air filter, while designed to keep debris out from the inside of your HVAC system, has its limitation. You might also have additional IAQ products and services in place, and that’s great! However, air filters and other IAQ systems are placed at the return ducts and don’t really account for the rest of the ductwork snaking its way through your home.

Dirt, allergens, dust, and other irritants and germs can get into your air ducts through cracks and small pinhole leaks in the ductwork itself, or through the vents and from years of sitting untouched. Professional duct cleaning means that our trained technicians use special tools to completely suck out this debris, eliminating allergens and germs that could otherwise make their way back into your living space.

Help Your HVAC Equipment Work Better Too

All the dirt and debris that lives in HVAC ductwork can interfere with the performance of your forced-air HVAC systems. The most efficient air conditioners and heaters cool or heat the air, then effectively blow it back out to the rooms of your household via your air ducts. So if that ductwork is dirty, it can create friction and resistance, lowering airflow.

When airflow is lowered, you may not feel as comfortable as you think you should. As a result, you might adjust your thermostat to try to compensate. But all this does is make your HVAC systems run longer to try to reach that desired temperature. This exacerbates equipment wear and tear which means it won’t last as long, and you’ll need repairs more often. Plus, it will increase your monthly utility bills.

Contact our team today to get in touch with a quality Joliet, IL HVAC company for your professional duct cleaning! Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc., where we put your comfort first!


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