Spring Cleaning & Duct Sealing: Your Top Seasonal To-DosSamantha Bezich
Warmer weather is approaching and homeowners have spring cleaning on their minds; however, it should not stop at dusting, sweeping, and disinfecting. As duct cleaners gear up for the spring, it’s the perfect time to add duct sealing to your business. Now more than ever, homeowners are concerned about indoor air quality and comfort. Statistics say we spend about 90 percent of time indoors, increasing the importance of quality in the air we breathe.
Your business can be the outlet for homeowner education on why duct sealing and cleaning should be a mandatory task on their cleaning list.
Health Implications of Dirty Ducts
Dirty ducts welcome various air pollutants inside a home, increasing allergies, dust accumulation, dirt, and more. They can also affect temperature changes in a home’s atmosphere, interfering with comfort levels.
Members of a home with dirty ducts are at an increased risk of getting sick more than normal and can lead to symptoms of
- sore throats
- runny noses
- nasal congestions
- headaches, fevers
- upper respiratory infections.
Cleaning a duct system alone is only “fixing the symptom”. Along with duct cleaning, experts agree that duct sealing is a logical addition to the service. A duct cleaning project isn’t finished until the duct system has been sealed. Sealing ductwork ensures the system can operate at peak performance and helps prevent dust from getting back into the ducts.
On top of the health benefits, energy savings are an immediate response to duct cleaning and sealing. Without these services, the lifespan of HVAC equipment is at risk of shortening, increasing energy costs or replacements and damages. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of energy used for heating and cooling a home is wasted.
The “Clean and Seal” Opportunity
Here are two duct cleaners who have added duct sealing to their businesses. They see the benefits as a win-win opportunity bundle for contractors. They receive potential growth and added revenue while homeowners gain confidence and satisfaction. Aeroseal uses the opportunity for educational purposes to alleviate the learning curve for businesses.
Duct cleaning and duct sealing work in harmony to clean the dirty ducts, and keep them from getting dirty as quickly. NADCA recommends air duct cleaning to take place every three to five years.