We receive a ton of questions about air duct cleaning. With so much confusion and conflicting information online regarding air duct cleaning, we thought we would “clear the air” on the subject. (Yes, we can be funny sometimes.)
Why get air ducts cleaned?
Having your air ducts cleaned will help improve air quality and keep your air free of airborne particles. Boost energy efficiency. Dust and debris restricts the flow of air to and from the components of your HVAC system. … Keeping ducts clear will ensure your units can perform at peak efficiency.
Are there any health benefits that come from air duct 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.
Will duct 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. Can I clean flexible air ducts? Yes, but not everyone can clean flex ductwork. It takes the proper equipment and trained technicians to know how much pressure and velocity should be used. Paramount has both the skilled technicians and equipment to thoroughly clean flexible air ducts.
How often should I have my ducts cleaned?
A good rule of thumb for homeowners is to clean your ducts every three to five years. This is the minimum, as this is the length of time that it can take for the ducts to fill back up with grit and grime after a thorough cleaning. However, some homeowners are going to need more frequent cleanings. Some of the things that may lead a homeowner to consider more frequent cleaning include: smokers in the household, pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander, water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system after home renovations or remodeling prior to occupancy of a new home.
How do I find a reputable company to do it?
Use the following pre-qualifications:
- Check if the company has been in business long enough to have adequate experience.
- Get proof that the company is properly licensed and adequately insured.
- Make sure that the company is going to clean and visually inspect all of the air ducts and related system components.
- Avoid advertisements for “$99 whole house specials” and other sales gimmicks.
- Ask if the company has the right equipment to effectively perform cleaning, and if the company has done work in homes similar to yours.
- Get references from neighbors if possible.
What is the duct cleaning process like?
Portable equipment is brought directly into the home, allowing the vacuum source to be located closer to the ductwork. The machine is attached to a collection device for safe containment prior to disposal. The vacuum collection device is HEPA filtered. The skilled technicians will agitate debris adhered to the surfaces within the system, in conjunction with the use of the vacuum collection device to clean the entire duct systems.
I’ve seen other companies offer prices like $49, $59, $99 for the whole home – why don’t you offer pricing like this?
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.
As buyers, we’re big fasn of transparency in pricing. We have always despised the bait & switch method where you receive a quote for a service that appears to meet your expectations, only to find out that the real service costs much more. We believe that you should be informed of that price in the first place, and not waste time.
We just cannot possibly see where you could have a company that meets customer expectations at those prices. You can see that we offer all of our duct cleaning service pricing with 100% no surprises. You just pick the package that best meets your needs!
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