« David Aguilar built his own prosthetic forearm using Lego — when he was 9 years old | Home | Clingstone »

February 9, 2019

Duct Cleaning: Scam City

Screen Shot 2019-02-02 at 8.51.39 AM

Long story short: don't fall for the touts who beat on you about your never-cleaned heating and cooling ducts, warning you of all the bad things they house that you inhale day and night.

Because if you cave and let them into your house to remedy what isn't in fact a problem, 

1) You will give them a nice chunk of your hard-earned change

2) You will lose use of your home for a day while they do what they do

3) After they leave, the air in your home will be worse, not better

4) Worst of all, even after air quality settles down, you will be stuck with a plethora of new noises resulting from metal-on-metal banging and rubbing that formerly was masked by many years of edge-to-edge adaptation sealed by the detritus of decades. Remember: if dirt and dust are solidified and locked in place, you're not breathing it in.

You couldn't pay me to have my ducts cleaned again: lesson learned about twenty years ago.

It took about a decade before the cleaning-induced noise resolved to baseline.

Don't take my word for it: read what experts say.

The best thing you can do for your indoor air quality is buy top-of-the-line air filters and change them as recommended by the manufacturer.

Screen Shot 2019-02-02 at 8.57.23 AM

I use these, pictured above.

Yes, they're a lot more expensive than others, but 

1) They're the very best you can buy at removing the smallest particles 

2) You only need to change them every three months

February 9, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

Yes, read the article, thanks---- it makes me feel a better of my condo which 19 years no duct cleaning. I wish I had radiator heat though!

Posted by: friskypainter | Feb 10, 2019 12:49:34 AM

Post a comment