The HVAC system is commonly one of the single largest physical investments a homeowner makes. While the need for regular servicing and maintenance of the mechanical components and the filtration devices is obvious, duct cleaning may be less so.
Ignoring the ductwork can be a mistake. A poorly sealed system can allow treated air to escape, which translates directly into wasted cash. Airborne contaminants, including mold spores and dust mites, can collect in unmaintained systems, aggravating asthma and allergies.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency advises homeowners to take care when selecting an HVAC technician for duct cleaning. Because air duct cleaning vendors are not currently required to register with any state’s Department of Commerce before going into business, the service is wide open to abuse by scammers and fraudsters. The most common rip-offs include quoting unrealistically low prices for services, then using scare tactics to upsell the customer unnecessary services or equipment replacements. Unscrupulous contractors may charge you for work they do not even perform.
The Ohio legislature is currently considering a bill specific to outlawing dishonest air duct cleaning services as an adjunct to the Consumer Sales Practices Act, which the National Air Duct Cleaners Association supports.
Because special skills and dedicated equipment are needed to do a thorough job, it’s important that homeowners select only professional, licensed technicians to determine if duct cleaning is necessary and perform such a service.
Robert R. McGill Air Conditioning has been serving eastern Palm Beach, northern Broward and southern Martin counties since 1979. We are a family-owned and operated business managed by state-registered contractors. We are a member of the Palm Beach Air Conditioning Association and a participating contractor with Florida Power and Light. Contact us today to schedule an on-site consultation with a contractor you know you can trust.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about duct cleaning and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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