What is Duct Cleaning?
A majority of homeowners across the United States utilize central air to heat and cool their homes. Dust, debris and other airborne particles pass through your ductwork constantly. While your filter prevents some of these particles from circulating in the air, the filters only go so far. Over time, dust, debris, and other nastiness like mold can start to grow and accumulate inside your ductwork. Not only can this cause the air you breathe to be unhealthy, but can also lead to blockages in your blower wheel and evaporator coil and restrict airflow.
When should your ducts be cleaned?
Having your duct work cleaned every two to five years is one of the best ways to ensure your system will continue to perform and keep the air you breathe healthy inside your home. Other reasons to have your ducts cleaned regularly are when you notice dusty or dirty air, someone in your family suffers from bad allergies, you’ve recently moved into a new home, or if there’s any presence of odors, pet hair, smoke, or other contaminants.
Why is it important?
It’s important because your health and comfort are important. Dust can enter your ductwork via the vents, holes in the ductwork, or the furnace itself. Or maybe you recently took on some home remodeling. Drywall dust is notorious for getting EVERYWHERE. Including your ductwork.
In fact, according to the EPA, indoor air pollution is often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. In some cases, these levels can exceed 100 times that of outdoor levels. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies or has breathing problems, they may not even know the air inside their homes could be contributing to their discomfort.
Aside from cleaner and healthier air, OUR cleanings can help improve airflow, remove smells and odors associated with cooking, pets, and even mold. It can also help your HVAC equipment last longer since it won’t have to work as hard due to a dirty air system that is constricting airflow.
How much does it cost?
To have your ductwork cleaned in your home, expect to pay between $595 to $1,100. These prices are based on homes up to 3,600 square feet. For anything larger, give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide more accurate pricing for your home. And within that range, prices will vary based on the size of your home, additional cleaning steps, and any disinfectants that may be added.