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How Much Does it Cost to Clean Air Ducts and Drying Vents?

Over time, the ducts and vents at your home or business can easily become filled with dust, fungi, bacteria and other airborne particles. This can lead to poor air quality and potentially even starting a fire. This is especially dangerous if you have a dryer vent that is filled with dust and other debris. Fortunately, you can always hire a professional air duct and drying vent cleaning company to take care of the problem. In fact, it is generally recommended that you have such professional services done at least once a year. Doing so will help to ensure that you have a clean air supply, have a more efficient HVAC system with a longer lifespan and also reduce the cost of future energy bills.

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National Clean Ducts & Vents Costs
Average reported cost $321
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Minimum reported cost $53
Maximum reported cost $600
Most homeowners spent between: $275 to $356

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Cost of Air Duct and Vent Cleaning Services

Many home owners think that they can clean out their own vents and ducts, but this is a lot easier said than done. In fact, it is not recommended that home owners attempt such cleaning on their own, as vents and ducts can be difficult to reach, and you need specialized tools in order to get the job done right. Fortunately, hiring a professional cleaning service is much more affordable than you might think. While the specific cost will vary depending on how many vents and ducts you have in addition to their size, most home and business owners can have these services performed for about $150 to $400.

Moreover, the majority of duct and vent cleaning services charge by the hour, so it is a good idea to call around and find out about different companies' hourly rates in addition to requesting an estimate for the total cost of the services. By doing this, you can ensure that you get the best possible deal.

What to Expect from Duct and Vent Cleaning Services

In general, it should not take more than 3 to 5 hours for the cleaners to get the job done. During this time, they will use a series of tools to clean out all the ducts and vents within your home or place of business.

By having this type of work done, you can notice an immediate improvement in your home's air quality. This is especially true of home's where people with allergies and sensitivities to dust live. Since the ducts and vents of your home will be clean, there will no longer be harmful or irritating particles blown out through the vents and into the air in your home. Furthermore, you can enjoy peace of mind each and every time you do laundry, as you will not have to worry about the possibility of a clogged dryer vent starting a fire as this is a rather common cause of house fires in the United States.

Last updated on May 17, 2016

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