When to call a profesional air duct cleaner
Can routine professional air duct cleanings can make your home’s air quality significantly better?
That depends on who you ask. Although many home owners swear by proactive air duct cleaning as a way to remove allergens from the air, there’s no scientific evidence one way or the other on whether routine air duct cleaning improves air quality.
Professional air duct cleanings, however, can help improve the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system and prevent built-up debris from affecting the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Because the purpose of professional air duct cleanings is only to remove built-up debris and make your HVAC system more efficient, they should be scheduled on an as-needed basis. Take a peek down a few of your ducts and call a San Antonio air duct cleaner if you see:
- Large clumps of dust and pet hair
- Signs of pest and rodent infestation
- Excessive amounts of other debris
You should also be aware that air duct cleaning scams exist. Make sure you’re getting the real deal: A legitimate professional air duct cleaning will probably run you about $400 and take several hours to complete. For more info on keeping your air ducts clean and what to look for in your system and in a cleaner, check out Angie's List's Duct Tales graphic.