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Duct Cleaning Cost

Air Duct cleaning price is based on the square footage of your home.

1,500 sq. ft. and under = $399
1,501 – 2,500 sq. ft. = $499
2,501 – 3,500 sq. ft. = $599
3,501 – 4,500 sq. ft. = $699

(price includes 1 HVAC system, pricing varies for multiple)

How Do I Know If I Need a Duct Cleaning?

Determining whether you need a duct cleaning can depend on several factors. While it’s generally recommended to have your air ducts inspected and cleaned by a professional every 3 to 5 years, there are certain situations when it may be necessary to clean them more frequently. Here are some signs that indicate you might need a duct cleaning:

Dust and debris buildup: Excessive dust, debris, or pet hair accumulating around the vents or being released into your living space can be a sign that your ducts need cleaning. If you notice a sudden increase in dust despite regular cleaning, it may be due to dirty air ducts.

Pest infestation: If you’ve had issues with rodents, insects, or other pests in your home, they may find their way into your air ducts. Pest droppings, nests, or a strong odor coming from the ducts indicate the need for cleaning.

Allergy or respiratory problems: If you or your family members experience unexplained allergies, asthma symptoms, or respiratory issues when indoors, it could be a sign of contaminated air ducts. Dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens can accumulate in the ducts and circulate throughout your home, exacerbating respiratory conditions.

Home renovations or remodeling: Construction activities generate a significant amount of dust and debris that can find its way into your air ducts. If you’ve recently completed renovations, cleaning your ducts afterward can help remove any accumulated particles.

Foul odors: Persistent unpleasant odors coming from your HVAC system can indicate mold growth, pest infestation, or the presence of other contaminants in your ductwork. Cleaning the ducts can help eliminate these odors.

How Long Does Duct Cleaning Take?

Our typical air duct cleaning process takes approximately 3-4 hours depending on the size of the home and the number of duct cleaning technicians on the particular job. There are some other factors involved including the ability to remove the vent covers, the number of vents in the home and the amount of dirt and debris in the ductwork so this time can vary.

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4 Benefits of Duct Cleaning

  1. Healthier Air
    The air in your home is recirculated through you HVAC system over and over again. That includes any pet hair, skin cells, etc. that make it into the vents. Quality Comfort Home Services cleans and sanitizes all your ductwork. This will help clean anything that your filters may have missed or anything that went directly down into your vents and help to ensure the air in your home is fresher. It will also help deter any mold growth in the ducts. Keep in mind, though, it will not treat pre-existing mold.
  2. Removes Unpleasant Odors
    The buildup of bacteria, mold, dust and other particulates in your air ducts can lead to a stale smell in your home that isn’t actually coming from the fridge like you thought! Furnace duct cleaning helps remove contaminants that produce this smell.
  3. Reduces Dust
    The dust and debris we generate in our home gets recirculated into your HVAC system 5-7 times per day. Did you know that a lot of the dust you see is actually skin cells? Yuck!  A lot of this resides in your ductwork. Cleaning out the largest source of dust in the home will allow you to dust less and breathe cleaner air in the months to come.
  4. Improves HVAC System Performance
    According to the US Department of Energy, 24 to 40% of the energy using for heating and cooling a home is wasted. Dust and dirt buildup will lessen the operating efficiency of your HVAC system, causing it to work harder and shorten its life span. Removing this buildup will increase its efficiency, allowing your system to run longer and more affordably.

How Often Should I Clean My Ducts?

At Quality Comfort, we recommend duct cleaning annually if you suffer from any respiratory ailments. If you have pets, every 2 years is a good schedule for air duct cleaning. For those with no pets and low foot traffic in the home, every 3-5 years is recommended for an AC duct clean. Finally, we always recommend a vent cleaning after any water damage, home renovation projects or upon moving into a new home because nobody wants to live other people’s dust and debris in their air, right?

According to the NADCA, these factors can increase the need for regular air duct cleaning:

  •  Having pets
  •  Occupants with respiratory ailments such as asthma
  •  Occupants that suffer from allergies
  •  Cigarette or cigar smoke
  •  Water damage to the home or HVAC system
  •  Home renovation or remodeling

If you suffer from severe respiratory or allergy issues, have numerous pets, or have other serious concerns about the quality of your air, we recommend learning more about our air quality products.

Please note that duct cleaning does not include dryer vent cleaning or bathroom exhausts, but either of those can be added to your service! You’ll receive a discount on your dryer vent cleaning when scheduling with a duct cleaning.

“I used Quality Comfort to clean my HVAC duct work (I prefer to use independent businesses when I can) and was very pleased with their professionalism and service. The technician took his time and did a thorough job, providing before and after photos. The final cost was exactly what I was quoted, no added surprises. I would recommend them for this service.”

Ann P., Google

After Your Duct Cleaning FAQ

  • Q: Is a slight burning smell after a cleaning normal?

    A: Yes! Especially in the heating season you may notice a slight burning smell for a short time after your vent cleaning has been completed. This is just a small amount of remaining dust that was broken loose during cleaning and is being burned off by the HVAC system. This is the same type of smell you may notice when turning on the furnace for the first time in the heating season and it completely normal.

  • Q: Will I need to change my filter after my air duct cleaning?

    A: Yes, we recommend checking the filter 2-3 days after your cleaning. With all the dust and debris that was moved through the system the filter typically needs to be changed afterward.