The Necessity Of Vent Cleaning

There are many who believe that vent cleaning is not a necessary service, it is simply a way through which HVAC contractors tend to make money. However, that is not the case. In reality, vent cleaning largely impacts the quality of air in a household and as a result vent cleaning has direct implications on one’s health conditions. You may not be aware of the amount of debris and moulds that build up within the vents of a household and how these built up dust particles worsen the quality of air circulating within homes. Hence, in order to keep the air within the house clean it is important to clean the vents of the house at regular intervals.

The most important reason as to why vents should be cleaned is to maintain the quality of air which in turn prevents conditions like aggravations of allergies and breathing problems. Secondly, another reason for cleaning the vents in your house regularly is that the process keeps the vents free from dust, debris and various other kinds of pollutants. The benefit is that the heating or the cooling appliance has to work less hard in order to maintain the desired level of temperature which in turn helps in increasing the life span of the appliance. Not only that regular cleaning of vents also makes the appliance work more efficiently. Regular cleaning of vents also helps in reducing the electricity bills of a household. Thus, the investment you make in cleaning the air vents seems a worthwhile investment in the long run.

The next question that comes to mind is when to opt for vent cleaning services. The answer to this would be when one is buying a new home; it is a good idea to have the vents cleaned then so that the build up dust and debris are removed from the vents. Secondly, in case a renovation or some kind of construction work is carried out, it is recommended that vent cleaning be carried out once to remove all dust particles accumulated due to the construction work.

The frequency of vent cleaning is also another factor that ought to be kept in mind. For instance, in some cases the frequency of vent cleaning should be higher than that in other cases. Homes that have smokers or pets that shed large amount of hair or dander needs more cleaning than others. Similarly, if there are people with allergies, in such cases also the frequency of vent cleaning needs to be more. Even if there is water contamination or damage to the home or the HVAC system, there is a need for vent cleaning service.

As an HVAC owner, one might wonder the amount required for vent cleaning services. Generally, it is seen that vent cleaning for most of the homes cost between $300 and $500.

Disclaimer: Although the above rates are typical average rates that can be seen across USA, they can vary in certain areas depending upon city and the variables associated with each individual project.

However, it is recommended that only trusted professionals are called in for the service or else the chances of being charged exorbitantly is higher.

 

 

 

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