Duct Cleaning by AAA Furnace & Air Conditioning San Jose Ca
Your home’s central heating and cooling system requires routine maintenance this includes duct cleaning. The duct work that distributes the air around your home is usually overlooked when the equipment is cleaned. When dirt, pet dander, dust mites and waste builds up in the duct system it can trigger allergy symptoms and reduce the effectiveness and efficiency of the HVAC (heating, ventilation, & air conditioning) systems operation. When these contaminates build up over time the use of a rotor brush and compressed air is recommended to clean the ducts thoroughly.
Heating and Cooling System Maintenance
Air quality studies have shown that the air inside the average home is 5 times worse than the air outside. AAA Furnace & Air Conditioning Co. uses high pressure air, rotating brushes and a truck mounted vacuum to clean your duct work. We sanitize all registers and cooling coil during this quality service. In most cases we are able to remove many years of built up dirt from the duct work. Heating and cooling equipment manufacturers recommend you have your system cleaned annually. If it’s been a while since you have had your ducts cleaned we can schedule your duct cleaning service at the same time as your seasonal system maintenance.
How much does Duct Cleaning cost to do?
At AAA Furnace & Air Conditioning Co. we never give a quote over the phone for duct cleaning. Be cautious of any duct cleaning business advertising a low price to clean your whole duct system. We always have a qualified technician come out to inspect your ducts and provide a written proposal. You should know that it is recommended not to clean certain types of flexible duct material because of the high risk of damaging the system. Fiberboard ducts should also not be cleaned because of danger of fiberglass particles being broken down and left in the air stream. Having a professional asses your duct system will make you aware of the trouble spots and make recommendations to improve energy efficiency and air quality in your home.
Tips for hiring the right duct cleaning company
- A typical whole house duct cleaning service takes four to eight hours. For example, if the company you call gives you a $99 price to clean your entire duct system, be aware that they will find other things to make up the difference. The EPA says that “duct cleaning services range from $450 – $1,000 per system. Depending on the size and accessibility of the system, the type of ducting material, and the level of contamination.”
- Have the company come out to inspect your duct system for leaks. The average home’s duct system leaks 35% of the air you are heating or cooling. A professional HVAC inspection will verify trouble spots with leaky joints or disconnected ducts in the attic or crawlspace.
- Make sure the company you hire has been in business long enough to have the proper experience to perform the duct cleaning service.
- Visit the Better Business Bureau website to see if the company is in good standing.