Air Duct Cleaning Helps You
More and more, homeowners are becoming conscious of the pollution, allergens, mold and contaminants that are floating around in the air we breathe. Your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system circulates the air in your home. Many of these air pollutants we want to avoid inevitably end up in the air duct system, thus trapping the air pollutants and irritants inside with us. Every time we take a breath, we are pulling these unhealthy things from the air into our bodies.
Let Courtesy Care help make your home or office a healthier place to be.
Our trained professional staff will clean the air ducts according to the highest level of industry quality standards for air duct cleaning.
Did you know as many as 42,000 dust mites can live in a single ounce of dust? No wonder we should be concerned about keeping our air duct system clean!
The Air Duct Cleaning Process
Common Air Duct Cleaning Questions
A: Depending on the size of the system, system accessibility and the level of contamination and type of duct material, the EPA says that, “Duct Cleaning services typically – but not always – range in the cost from $450.00 to $1,000.00 per heating and cooling system.”
A: There are a variety of factors that could affect the time needed to clean a residential HVAC system, including the type of home, accessibility of the ductwork, and the number of workers on the project. A typical three or four bedroom home will require 4 to 8 hours for cleaning.
A: The most effective way to clean air ducts and the ventilation systems is the employ Source Removal methods of cleaning. This requires a contractor to place the system under negative pressure, through the use of a specialized, powerful vacuum. While the vacuum draws air through the system, devices are inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris can then travel down the ducts to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and the home.
A: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacterial, and very small particles of dust. The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system and the home should be considered as one of the components in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality.
A: NADCA Members have signed a Code of Ethics stating they will do everything possible to protect the consumer, and follow NADCA Standards for cleaning to the best of their ability. Air duct cleaning companies must meet stringent requirements to become a NADCA Member. Among those requirements, all NADCA Members must have certified Air System Cleaning Specialists (ASCS) on staff, who have taken and passed the NADCA Certification Examination. Passing the exam demonstrates extensive knowledge in the HVAC design and cleaning methodologies. ASCSs are also required to further their industry education by attending seminars in order to maintain their NADCA certification status. You may view the NADCA Code of Ethics at
A: The best way to determine if the HVAC system cleaning is effective is to perform a visual inspection of the system before and after cleaning. If any dust of debris can be seen during the visual inspection, the system should not be considered cleaned. While you can perform your own visual inspection using a flashlight and mirror, a professional cleaning contractor should be able to allow you better access to the system components and perhaps the use of specialized inspection tools.
A: Interview as many local contractors as you can, and ask them to come to your home to perform a system inspection and give you a quote. To narrow down your pool of potential contractors, use the following pre-qualifications: