If you want a cleaner, healthier, and more energy-efficient home, consider the last time your air ducts were cleaned. Can’t remember how long it’s been? Aren’t sure if it’s ever been done? To help you make an informed and confident decision, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions concerning professional air duct cleaning.
Q: How often should my air ducts be cleaned?
A: The frequency of cleanings depends on several different factors. For example, you should consider more frequent air duct cleanings if you have pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander or have family members who suffer from regular indoor allergies or asthma attacks. Air duct cleaning is also recommended after home renovations or remodeling projects, and also after moving into a new home.
Q: How much does professional air duct cleaning cost?
A: Again, the cost of air duct cleaning depends on several factors. Among the different factors that can affect the price include the size of the system being cleaned, system accessibility, level of contamination inside the air ducts, and the cleaning service you select.
Q: What should I look for in a duct cleaning company?
A: First and foremost, look for an air duct cleaning company that is recognized by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. NADCA Members follow NADCA standards for professional air duct cleaning and adhere to a Code of Ethics stating they will do everything possible to deliver the best results for consumers. Also look for a company that offers free estimates, and be wary of any air duct cleaning company that is unwilling or unable to provide you with a quote.