Ontario summers are known for their high heat and humidity, so you will probably have your central air conditioner running non-stop until September arrives. That’s when hidden problems can make themselves known, especially to those family members who have allergies.
Although you go to great lengths to keep your home healthy and comfortable, there may be harmful contaminants like dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold lurking in your ductwork. While debris accumulation could mean that there is a leak in your duct system, open windows and people tracking debris through the building can also cause your ducts to become so dirty that indoor air quality is affected.
If you’ve never had your air ducts cleaned before, here are 5 good reasons to get started this summer.
- Better indoor air quality: When your HVAC system is overworked, it can cause dirt and allergens to accumulate and create health issues in your household. Duct cleaning professionals can clear your vents of all harmful build-up, so everyone can breathe easy this summer.
- Save on energy costs: Cleaning your ductwork can increase the efficiency of your HVAC system by up to 20% and save you money on your monthly energy bill.
- Longer system life: Dirt buildup on the fan inside the air handler (which cools the heat exchanger) can reduce the cubic feet of air per minute by as much as half. Regular air duct cleaning can prevent debris from accumulating and leading to system breakdown.
- A cleaner house: Are you constantly dusting the rooms in your house? The source may be your air vents. If too much dust has accumulated, it will be blown out. Once your ducts are cleaner, your home will be too.
To ensure that your HVAC system is working properly and circulating clean air instead of mold and allergens, look online for certified HVAC professionals and duct cleaning specialists who can keep the system and its ductwork in good operating condition.
There are a lot of companies that serve customers in Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, Dundas and the surrounding areas, but how do you determine which one has the skills, equipment, and professionalism to do an outstanding job? Below are some ways that you can assess the reputation of local duct cleaning businesses.
When you Google a company’s name, you will come across its business listing, which includes contact information, business hours, and customer reviews. Scan through these reviews to see what past clients are saying. Does the business do a thorough job? Are its duct cleaning specialists polite and professional? Do people find its prices reasonable?
If a company has a bad review, read between the lines. Some complaints are so aggressively-written that the issue may be an impossible customer instead of bad service. It’s a good sign if the business responds to its negative reviews by explaining the situation and/or offering to make things right.
Visit the company news page
The next step is to visit the company website and check the news page. When was it last updated? If the most recent announcement was made four years ago, how can you be certain that the rest of the site, especially the services offered and pricing information, is correct? All professional businesses should keep their sites up to date with accurate and relevant information.
Give them a call
A professional phone manner is a cornerstone of good customer service. When you call the duct cleaning specialist that you’re thinking about hiring, are they courteous and interested in how they can help you, or do they try to hurry you off the phone?
When you call a duct cleaning specialist company, they should have knowledgeable answers for all of your questions and offer to provide you with a free estimate. They should also be willing to provide you with their licensing and certification details and share testimonials and/or photos of completed work. A company that takes pride in a job well done will want to make sure that you know it.
Let us help you keep your home safe and energy-efficient
Since 1979, Vacu-Man has been providing homes and businesses across Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville with superior quality ductwork cleaning services.
Our duct cleaning specialists use powerful and precise equipment to remove dust, allergens, and other irritants that can cause illness and aggravate allergies. What sets us apart from our competitors is that we hire gas technicians to properly clean and service your ducts and furnaces, so your duct issues are solved immediately. We guarantee a thorough cleaning job that leaves your indoor environment fresh, clean, and healthy, so for a free estimate, call us today at 905.333.5454 or submit a “Get A Free Estimate” form on our website.