- Of ridiculously low prices. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Some companies promise the world (free or low priced sanitizer, dryer vent cleaning, coil cleaning, etc.) and don’t deliver
- Be aware of the bait and switch. Some companies offer lower prices to start and then have hidden charges for access panels or more than one main duct.
- Work only with a company that you can trust completely. Your family’s health depends on it.
CLICK HERE to watch an MSNBC video report on duct cleaning scams and what to watch out for.
Why should I clean my ducts?
Dirty air ducts have been identified as a major source of indoor air pollution. Your air duct system is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, and other health threatening organisms.
Will my house be less dusty?
YES. The inside of your duct work is the equivalent of an extra room in your home that never gets dusted or vacuumed. When the furnace or A/C fan turns on, dust from the duct work gets churned up and blown into the rooms of your home.
Will this help my allergies?
Perhaps. Most people are allergic to dust mites waste. Dust mites feed on debris found in duct work. Remove the debris and you remove their food. Also, by greatly reducing particulate debris in your ducts, there are less particles in the air to aggravate people with respiratory illnesses.
I live in a new home, do I still need your service?
Absolutely! Almost half of our work is done in homes that are less than 5 years old. During construction, the duct work is wide open and the air handler is running many times without a filter. During this time, construction debris such as pieces of plaster, drywall, wood, dust, insects and insulation are accumulated in the duct work.
How can T&D Duct Cleaning reduce my energy bills?
The US Department of Energy calculates that one hundredth of an inch accumulation of material on your evaporative coil can reduce energy efficiency by 20%. The DOE recommends it gets checked at least once per year. Industry surveys such as Wisconsin Public Service put the additional energy costs of a dirty condenser coil at an average $250 per year.
If you have not had your coil cleaned not only are you wasting energy, you are adding pressure on your whole air conditioning system. This additional pressure will lead to premature breakdowns and costly repairs.
How often should I get ducts cleaned?
Ducts should be cleaned every 3-5 years with pets or if someone in the house has allergies. Otherwise every 5-7 years.
How often do Dryer Exhaust Vents need cleaning?
The better a dryer vent blows, the less lint builds up in it. Short vents blow better than long ones. Full size dryers blow better than smaller stack dryers or older dryers. Vents with a lot of turns and elbows blow worse and build up more lint. Very short vents attached to full size dryers may never need cleaning! Most vents, however, need cleaning every two to three years depending on the factors above.
What is NADCA?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association’s mission is to lead the domestic and international HVAC hygiene industry in standard setting, research information dissemination and promotion of ethical practices. In order to ensure the continuing education of the HVAC hygiene industry, NADCA generates standards that are recognized industry wide. In addition NADCA’s certification program and system of continuing education for HVAC hygiene professionals is increasingly receiving recognition around the world.
A company can be considered “NADCA Certified” if a single person in the company is certified. Certification of the individual means that they passed a test demonstrating knowledge of NADCA Standards. In other words, they know how to get a system clean without contaminating the rest of the home and making conditions worse than when they started. Only 60% of all individuals who take the test pass.
Both Tim and Dave are certified ASCS (Air Systems Cleaning Specialists) and VSMR (Ventilation Systems Mold Remediaters).