When it comes to air duct cleaning services, it's essential to ask the right questions. Professional ventilation cleaners should be able to provide a detailed description of their process, which typically includes inspecting ventilation grilles and collecting lint with a vacuum. If a company refuses to explain their process or if it differs from the standard practices for cleaning ventilation grilles, it may be time to look for another provider. At Green Home Solutions of Naperville, IL, we offer comprehensive duct cleaning services as part of our indoor air quality solutions.
Your HVAC system is used frequently throughout the year, so making sure your ducts are clean can help extend its lifespan and ensure that it's operating at peak performance. Air duct cleaning companies have the training and equipment needed to remove dust, debris, and allergens from your heating and cooling system. It's important to note that if all components of the system are not cleaned, it can re-contaminate the entire system and reduce the benefits of cleaning (National Association of Air Duct Cleaners). If a company suggests routine weekly or monthly cleaning, they may be trying to sell you unnecessary services.
You may consider cleaning your air ducts simply because it seems logical that the air ducts will get dirty over time and should be cleaned from time to time. Finding a reliable dryer vent cleaning service can be difficult if you don't have much experience with service providers. It's recommended to inspect and clean the dryer vents at least once a year, but if you use your dryer frequently, you should do this more often. When it comes to cleaning the dryer vents if they're dirty, ask your company if they make sure to completely remove lint, including lint that may fall out during the process of cleaning the ventilation grilles. Asking a professional dryer ventilation company how long it will take to clean will help you plan the service according to your schedule. Duct cleaning is not considered a necessary part of the annual maintenance of your heating and cooling system, which consists of periodically cleaning drain buckets and heating and cooling coils, periodically changing filters, and annually inspecting heating equipment.
Knowledge about cleaning air ducts is still in its early stages, so there is no general recommendation on whether or not to clean the air ducts in your home. Some professional services companies also use specialized ventilation chambers to help clean stains and identify places that might have gone unnoticed during the initial cleaning. You've probably seen an advertisement, received a coupon in the mail, or a company contacted you directly to offer to clean your air ducts in order to improve your home's indoor air quality. In addition to air duct cleaning services, many companies also offer additional services such as duct cleaning or air quality testing.