Frequently Asked Questions About Ductwork Cleaning

February 13, 2020 5:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Ductwork cleaning is one of the best ways to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and the air quality in your home. For whatever reason, though, it’s not a type of HVAC maintenance people frequently employ, at least not as often as furnace tune-ups. This is likely because people don’t understand what it involves and why it’s so beneficial.

With this in mind, here’s a quick set of questions we frequently receive about ductwork cleaning in St. George, UT, and some answers to give you more insight into the benefits.

How often do residential HVAC systems and ductwork need to be cleaned?

There isn’t a single universal answer here—the frequency with which you should schedule cleanings depends on several factors, which include personal preference. You should take into consideration factors such as whether or not anyone in your house smokes, if you have any pets, if there’s been a history of water damage anywhere in your home or HVAC system, if you’ve recently remodeled or renovated a part of your home, if you just purchased the home or if anyone in your home has asthma or allergies.

What kinds of health benefits come with ductwork cleaning?

HVAC systems tend to harbor a variety of air contaminants, such as dust particles, bacteria, fungi, pet dander and mold spores. All of these contaminants can be harmful to the respiratory system if breathed in. This means cleaning out the ductwork to remove those contaminants can prevent people from experiencing worsened symptoms of respiratory conditions they already have, or from developing such conditions altogether.

I recently had my ductwork cleaned. How do I know if it worked?

The best way to determine the effectiveness of ductwork cleaning in St. George, UT is to visually inspect the system right before and then right after the cleaning. If you can still see dust, the system, simply put, is not clean.

How much can I expect to pay for ductwork cleaning?

The price of ductwork cleaning varies from contractor to contractor and region to region. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “duct cleaning services typically—but not always—range in cost from $450 to $1,000 per heating and cooling system.” Of course, the price will depend on factors such as the region, the accessibility of the system and the size of the system, not to mention how dirty the ductwork is.

Will cleaning my ducts have any effect on my energy bills?

According to the EPA, there’s a good chance it will! HVAC system cleaning can help the system as a whole to run more efficiently, as debris will be removed from some of the more sensitive components of the system. A cleaner system is much less likely to break down and will require less energy to operate at ideal levels, so you can get back some of your investment in the cleaning through energy savings each month.

For more information about ductwork cleaning in St. George, UT, contact Calaway Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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