Added efficiency from ductwork cleaning and resealing

I just love it when you think you’re paying for one thing and yet you get a bonus benefit you didn’t see coming.

That is sort of rare for me so when it happened with the HVAC equipment, I was quite surprised. It all started when I had a cold that I just couldn’t seem to get rid of. The cold got better except that I still had a scratchy throat, sinus trouble and a bit of a cough. Finally, my wife made me go to the doctor and I got the strangest diagnosis of my life. It wasn’t so much the cold as it was the air in my house. The doctor suggested I do two thing to see if my ongoing head and chest issues cleared up. First, he told me to replace the cheap HVAC air filter with a HEPA filter. This would improve the indoor air quality by a tremendous amount. A HEPA air filter traps and removes over 99.7 percent of airborne contaminants. Then, I was to get the air ducts cleaned since I had never done that before. We’d only been in that house 15 years or more at that point but I still hadn’t gotten any ductwork cleaning is all that time. I called the HVAC company and they sent out a ductwork cleaning crew. They did a bang up job with the ductwork cleaning. But what I didn’t know was that is followed by ductwork resealing. This is where they reseal the air duct joints to keep the dust and debris out. But ductwork resealing greatly enhances the efficiency of the HVAC unit. So I ended up saving a bunch of money as well.


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