A Thorough Duct Cleaning: Could Your Home Benefit From One?

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The heating season is well under way, and you may have noticed that your nasal passages aren’t working the way they were last summer. Air heated by a furnace tends to be dry, and this may be part of the problem. But the problem could also be caused by particulates in the air.

If you’ve been vigilant about having your furnace maintained and changing the filter regularly, and you’re still having breathing problems, your home could benefit from a thorough duct cleaning.

Over the years, dirt and dust can accumulate in a home’s duct system. Mold can start growing in there, too. Your ductwork may even be home to rodents or insects. You don’t want to be breathing that stuff, do you? It’s an even bigger issue if someone has a respiratory issue, such as COPD or asthma.

If you suspect that your ducts need to be cleaned, your best course is to choose a reliable HVAC-system contractor who can come in, assess your ductwork and advise you. You may not need a cleaning at all. On the other hand, you could need repairs, as well as a cleaning, because breaches in your ductwork allow pollutants to infiltrate your airstream.

A law passed by the state legislature last summer requires all duct cleaners in Ohio to be registered. But you want more than just someone who’s registered with the state. You want a contractor with deep roots in the community and expertise in duct maintenance.

In Cincinnati, that contractor is Apollo Home Heating and Cooling. We’ve been in business for more than a century, and we take great pride in the service we offer homeowners throughout the area. Contact us if you have any questions about duct cleaning, duct maintenance or any other home-comfort issue. Our goal is keeping you healthy and comfortable — not just in the winter, when you’re using your furnace, but all year long.

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"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.



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