How Much Does it Cost to Clean Ducts & Vents?

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While it might not seem obvious, cleaning your ducts and vents benefits your home and health. By removing debris, you improve the efficiency of your HVAC system as well as remove possible allergens and mold.
Do you need them cleaned?
In most modern homes with up-to-date heating and air conditioning systems, filters are changed regularly, so you may not even need to have your ducts and vents cleaned. However, keep your eyes open for the accumulation of dust, dirt and mold. If you see accumulation despite regularly changing your filters it could be an indication you need your ducts cleaned.
Can you do it yourself?
A do-it-yourself approach will only really scratch the surface. Although it may help in clearing some of the dust and debris, you really need a professional cleaning to guarantee your system is truly clear.
A proper duct cleaning procedure uses a powerful vacuum system with multi-brush attachments designed to loosen debris and feed it into the suction. Particles are then blown outside of the house or passed through a HEPA filter inside.
Your duct system can be treated with a sealant. These sealants prevent dirt and dust from getting sent back into the air. Sanitizer chemicals can also be added to prevent the growth of mold and other allergens. This is a possible solution for saving on fewer duct cleanings in the future.