Air quality in your home is crucial to the health of your home and family. With duct cleaning, air conditioning services are able to clear out any bacteria or mold that may be blowing through your vents. However, choosing a company to do this work can be the hardest decision you make because it’s hard to tell who is reliable and who will charge you a fair amount.
First, it’s important to know if you truly need an air duct cleaning. Typically, air ducts should be cleaned every three to five years. This is not an exact estimation because there are many other factors that could change whether or not you need a cleaning. In Florida, it may be more often because of the humidity that raises the mold potential in your home. Other reasons would include a pest infestation or debris and dust in your system. A quick hint, if your vent looks like the left side of the photo above, then it’s probably time for a clean!
An air duct cleaning cost varies depending on the size of your home because a larger sized home would have more ducts to clear. A good cleaning job should cost a few hundred dollars when a certified contractor or company does it. Some companies will have coupons for such a low price that they will have many terms and conditions, which will include a larger number of fees. Keep in mind that most homes have more than ten vents throughout the home, when having a duct cleaned a company would need to clear each of them.
Lastly, if you’re ever unsure about a company, simply ask for their certifications or even proof of liability insurance. Trustworthy companies are more likely to have this coverage, while if a company doesn’t have it they may not be the best choice. In addition, how long the company has been around is important to look into because it means they’ve been around awhile and are less likely to disappear or cheat you if something does happen to go wrong.