Why Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?
Air Ducts get dirty overtime; they can harbor construction debris, dust, insects, rodents, and mold. Proper cleaning by a certified professional can rid your heating and air conditioning system of contaminants while increasing your unit’s operating efficiency.
How often should I have my Ducts cleaned?
Once a certified professional cleans a System it should remain clean for 2-5 years, as long as the system is maintained and a high efficiency filter is installed and changed regularly.
How much should I Pay to have my Ducts Cleaned?
You have probably seen an advertisement, received a coupon in the mail, or been approached directly by a company offering to clean your air ducts as a means of improving your home's indoor air quality. These 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.
How Do I Choose a Duct Cleaning Service Provider?
To find companies that provide duct-cleaning services, check your Yellow Pages under "duct cleaning" or contact the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). Do not assume that all duct cleaning service providers are equally knowledgeable and responsible. Talk to at least three different service providers and get written estimates before deciding whether to have your ducts cleaned. When the service providers come to your home, ask them to show you the contamination that would justify having your ducts cleaned.
(Source: EPA.GOV, http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html#what_to_expect)
(Source: EPA.GOV, http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html#how_to_determine)
(Source: EPA.GOV, http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html#how_to_prevent)