You may be wondering how often HVAC air duct cleaning should be done. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends HVAC duct cleaning:
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association says the proper frequency of HVAC air duct cleaning depends on a number of factors, including:
If you’re not sure if you need HVAC duct cleaning or not, you can have a professional examine your HVAC system for you and let you know. Of course, you might be wondering how you’ll know if he’s telling you the truth. Couldn’t he just say your HVAC ducts were in need of cleaning, even if they weren’t, in order to get your money? Ask the professional examining your HVAC system to show you why it needs to be cleaned. He will have tools, including special mirrors, that allow you to see far inside the HVAC ducts and can point out dirt, debris, mold and other issues to you. The picture above shows ducts that are extremely dirty and in need of cleaning.
By the way, the National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends you ask the professional that cleans your air ducts to show you the insides of your ductwork after he’s completed the job, as well. He can point out all the areas he cleaned. There should be no visible dirt or debris inside the air ducts after they’ve been cleaned.
If you need HVAC duct cleaning, it’s important to hire a qualified professional. You might want to have a couple different professionals come in and give you a cost estimate, but be careful not to just go with the cheapest one. You need somebody that knows what he is doing; otherwise, your ducts could be damaged by the instruments or techniques used to clean them, or bacteria or mold could be spread to other parts of your home, making matters worse.
To make sure you’re getting a qualified HVAC air duct cleaning professional, we recommend:
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