Air Duct Cleaning FAQ’s
Air Duct Cleaning is a normal home maintenance that tends to be forgotten. Some may even say cleaning your ducts has no impact on you and your family. Not getting your ducts cleaned due to cost or it slips your mind could be a mistake.
In this blog we list frequently asked questions about air duct cleaning that explain why you should keep your air ducts cleaned.
How often do air ducts need to be cleaned?
Depending on your household, your HVAC system including your air ducts, should be professionally cleaned every 3-5 years. A home with pets that shed often, recent renovations, or has family members with allergies or asthma, should get your ducts cleaned more often. Over time, air ducts collect fungus, dust, bacteria, pollen, pet dander, and other unwanted contaminants. It’s in you and your family’s health’s best interest to have your ducts professionally cleaned within a reasonable time frame.
Will Clean air ducts save me money?
Properly maintaining your HVAC system is important. Having a clean system will allow it to operate more efficiently. Therefore, making it less likely to break down saving you money in the long run. Paying for a new furnace can cost a fortune, by cleaning your air ducts, you would only be paying a fraction of that cost.
How long does it take to clean the air ducts?
Every home and every HVAC system is different and the length of time that it takes to properly clean your ducts will vary depending on how complex the air duct system is. Amber’s Air Duct Cleaning sends 2-3 technicians to perform the cleaning and depending on the size of your home, it can take anywhere from 3-6 hours to clean.
What is the normal price range for the air duct cleaning services?
According to the NADCA, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that “duct cleaning services typically – but not always – range in cost from $450 to $1,000 per heating and cooling system, depending on the services offered, the size of the system to be cleaned, system accessibility, climatic region and level of contamination” and type of duct material. Homeowners should be aware of the possibilities of air duct cleaning scams. Check out our “Scam or Worth it?” blog and read about the red flags you should look out for.