Are there any health benefits that come from HVAC system cleaning?
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to collect a variety of contaminants such as mold, fungi, bacteria and very small particles of dust that have the potential to affect overall health, The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system and home should be considered one component in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality.
How much does air duct cleaning cost?
The average cost for air duct cleaning ranges from $350-$1000. Many companies offer tiered pricing to help you choose what you need, or a flat rate for a specific group of services with years of experience we find flat rate pricing depending on square footage is the best option as it cleans your entire HVAC system not just the air ducts as when one thing is dirty it’s all dirty.
Do my air ducts need to be cleaned?
Every home is different, but air duct cleaning should take place every couple of years maximum of four years. Keep your eyes open for the accumulation of dust, dirt, dander and mold. If you see it despite regularly changing your filters it could be an indication you need to clean your air ducts.
One of the best ways to know if your ducts or vents need to be cleaned is to just check them. Your eyes will be able to check for indications of mold, dust or pollen buildup. You might also be able to smell the presence of mold, which would be a clear indicator. The best location to check is the return line, pull the grill and check with a flashlight as that’s the very beginning of the system so that will always be the dirtiest.
If you do have children or spouses who suffer from allergies or reactions to the air turning on, it might also be an indication there is something in there making them react. So, air duct cleaning should be topic to discuss about having done.
Will HVAC system cleaning reduce our home energy bills?
Research by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may allow systems to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean, efficient systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span and generally operate more effectively than dirty systems.
Air duct cleaning scams can cost you!
I’ve talked to many homeowners who have been victimized by these scams. Even the ones who don’t fall to the high-pressure techniques are still frequently wronged, as these low-ball companies often use inadequate tools and equipment, such as handheld vacuums and drills to do the work. They quickly go through the house, vacuuming out a few vents, and are gone in less than 30 minutes.
A legitimate air duct cleaning should take one to three hours to complete, and definitely cost more than $150 to do, ask your self this do you really think a professional company with proper licenses and equipment can send two technicians to a clients home for one to three hours not counting drive time and be profitable at $150 definitely not in 2019. A duct cleaner who uses inferior equipment can cause more harm by agitating and releasing more dust into your home, or worse, damaging your duct work so just ask a lot of questions when researching different companies.