If you’ve been contacted by someone or have seen an ad for duct cleaning with a compelling price, give it some thought before you sign on the bottom line. Some companies, even with business licenses, can use bait-and-switch tactics once they start the process, adding problems to fix where none or few may exist. There’s no question that the dust load in the Tucson area is high, especially with the summer monsoon coming soon, and clean ducts can increase your health and lower your air conditioning bills.
Ducts are an essential part of forced air heating and cooling systems, the most common in the Tucson area. Over time, particles collect in the ducts and can become a health hazard, and in these extreme cases, duct cleaning makes sense. However, choosing a reputable company with expertise and licensing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) provides more benefits than just clearing the dirt out of your system.
Licensed HVAC technicians have the tools and training to inspect your ducts, repair leaks or spot problems. Leaks reduce efficiency by as much as 40 percent — far more than debris in your ducts will. When choosing a company for HVAC maintenance and duct cleaning, look for these certifications:
- NATE: Short for North American Technician Excellence, companies who have NATE certification have passed the most stringent requirements for knowledge and performance in the HVAC industry. When you select a NATE-certified contractor, you’re hiring the best in the business.
- BBB affiliation: The Better Business Bureau awards top-rated companies with accreditation.
Rite Way Ventilating Co. is an HVAC company serving the Tucson metro area since 1959 with NATE certification and accreditation with the BBB. Our team can help you with duct cleaning, along with precise HVAC maintenance. Please contact us to learn how we can help you breathe easier at home and lower your energy bills.
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.