Air ducts are a major component of the HVAC system, which need to be regularly cleaned and maintained to ensure clean and healthy air is supplied through the system. Regular maintenance also helps in optimizing a system’s efficiency in terms of cooling performance and a reduction in energy consumption.
What are some of the current trends in duct maintenance?
We are witnessing a positive trend in the uptake of air duct cleaning services from both the commercial and residential sectors. This is due to the increasing health concerns and greater awareness from customers. The local municipalities’ stricter public health regulations and monitoring have helped commercial customers to seek our services more often.
ell us about some of the challenges in the market.
As a pioneer in providing indoor air quality services, we have tried to foster a culture of awareness with regard to unclean HVAC systems. However, we feel more needs to be done on this front as there are still a huge number of people who are unaware of the health hazards related to unmaintained air ducts.
Give an insight into the malpractices witnessed in the market.
Low-cost service providers engage in various malpractices. A few companies clean only a part of the system while claiming to provide integrated service to all components. They also use standard pre-clean survey reports citing the suspected presence of poisonous mold to fool unsuspecting customers.