Frequently Asked Questions
1. IS AIR DUCT CLEANING REALLY NECESSARY?
At home and at the office, clean air makes a difference. We spend a large part of our time indoors, exposed to many potential pollutants. Statistics show that indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than outside air. Air duct cleaning is an essential part of home maintenance that should not be overlook as an important part of improving indoor air quality and your health.
Parents are concerned about the health of their kids. A week doesn’t seem to pass without a TV special or talk show presenting medical facts about dangers of pollutants in the air we breathe. As more research on Indoor Air Quality is completed, the list of health benefits from a clean air duct system grows. More and more families are viewing this service as a “must-do” part of their clean air management practice.
2. WHAT’S IN YOUR AIR?
Skin cells, mold, dust, dirt, mildew, pet dander, aerosol sprays, glue, paints, cooking oil, spices and insecticides are just a few of the contaminates that float in the air inside our homes. But, there’s another problem, it doesn’t stay in the air. These particles settle and find a hiding place to collect and build into a real mess.
An article in a Time magazine dated December 21, 1998 titled “This place makes me sick” states, “Sick Building Syndrome is a disease of modern architecture, where sealed, energy-conserving buildings continually recycle contaminated air.”
3. CAN IT AFFECT YOUR HEALTH?
Every time the blower fan comes on, a cloud of dirty particle-laden dust blows back into the indoor spaces of your home, completing the dusty cycle. Some studies have found the air we’re breathing inside our homes is far more contaminated than the air outdoors.
More and more evidence links childhood asthma with indoor air pollution. A report from the Center For Disease Control titled “Indoor Environmental Quality”, dated March 1995, reads, “A typical spectrum of symptoms includes headaches, unusual fatigue, varying degrees of itching or burning eyes, skin irritation, nasal congestion, dry or irritated throats, and nausea.”
4. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HAVE YOUR AIR DUCTS CLEANED?
The price of getting your air ducts cleaned will vary. Many factors affect how much the service cost. The average home usually cost between $350 to $600. To get an exact price, please call our office.
6. HOW OFTEN DO YOU RECOMMEND AIR DUCT CLEANING?
We usually recommend having air ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years. You might want to consider cleaning more often if you have pets, remodeled your home, have allergies or asthma, have children, live near a busy street, freeway or farm field. You can protect your investment in air duct cleaning by purchasing quality furnace filters and changing them on a regular basis.