Because they get dirty! A clean HVAC system will maximize the lifespan of your equipment and help improve your air quality. Beyond the usual piles of dust and dirt, it’s not uncommon to find scraps of food, pet hair, and even rodent feces in the ductwork.
Tri-Cities Air Ducts
“How often do my HVAC ducts need to be cleaned?”
If you own or rent a home with a ducted HVAC system here in the Tri-Cities, we recommend no longer than 7 years between each ductwork cleaning. However, this depends on a few important factors:
New Home Ductwork
“My home is brand new, do I need a duct cleaning?”
Sheetrock, paint, and insulation all come after your HVAC system has been installed on your new home. For weeks, other sub-contractors will continue to work.
These contractors create a huge mess as your house is being built, and it’s normal to find debris in your ducts. It is very beneficial to your indoor air quality to clear all that debris once you’ve moved in.
Other Common Duct Cleaning Questions
What is the price for duct cleaning?
For $500 we clean up to 12 supply registers and 2 return registers. Each additional register is $25. A dryer vent cleaning is $80. There may be a trip fee depending on how far out of the Tri-Cities we need to drive.
Is your equipment effective?
We locate our powerful, HEPA filtered vacuum near your furnace and use up to 5,000 CFM of suction as needed. 5,000 is well over the needed CFM to suck out debris. We rarely run it at 100% capacity.
We use “agitators” with a powerful air compressor to break off and release stubborn debris. Everything makes its way into a sealed container and is removed from the site.
Do you clean dryer vents?
Yes, we clean dryer vents for $80 each.
How long is the duct cleaning process?
It should take 2-4 hours, depending on the size of your ductwork system.
The best way to avoid dirty air ducts is to prevent it with frequent filter changes and regular maintenance on your HVAC system. If you’re sensitive to polluted air, we recommend upgrading your filter box so it’ll take 4″ filters instead of the 1″ filters.
Ready to schedule a thorough duct cleaning?
Our techs are experienced, courteous and will keep your home clean.