The Benefits of Having Your Ducts Cleaned Regularly
Having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis seems like an excessive chore. Is duct cleaning really important anyway? Because of the way most air systems that use ducts operate it is important to have them cleaned and managed regularly. Your ducts are the passageways of airflow. If they become full of dust particles and hair they can cause your whole system to fail. So is it worth it? Think about the costs.
The Average Cost of Duct Cleaning
The average cost of a duct cleaning service can vary between $265 and $370. Of course, this is an average cost. Depending on the size of your home and your system, it could be more or less. However, even if we bump the cost to $400 for a professional to come to your home and clean your ducts it is easy to see that it does not cost a lot of money compared to the problems that dirty ducts can cause. If you have your ducts cleaned once a year it would cost you 400 bucks per year.
The Average Cost of HVAC Replacement
Here again, this is only an average cost, but to replace your HVAC system it would cost you between $4,800 and $9,300. $4,800 is a pretty fair deal because most replacements are never any lower than $5,000. Depending on the size of your home and the type of system that you install as a replacement you could spend upwards of $10,000 to replace your system. If you allow your ducts to stay full of debris and particles you make your system work that much harder to keep your home cool or warm. When your system works harder, parts get weak and wear out. Good airflow helps to keep the system healthy and strong.
Duct Cleaning Stops Air Pollutants
Over the years your system will collect quite a bit of pet dander, people dander, dust particles, and other airborne material. Some of these particles can be bacteria, pollen, mold, and other toxic nuisances. These particles can build up in the ducts and get redistributed into the air over and over again. This causes an unhealthy atmosphere in the home. Pollen and dust can cause allergies in sensitive people, and bacteria can cause illnesses. If you keep your ducts cleaned you cut out a large number of harmful particles that could cause problems for the people that live in the home.
Dirty Ducts Can Cause Odors
If you haven’t taken care of your ducts in a while there is a good chance that they could be emitting an offensive odor. If there are dander and other biological material such as mold present, mixed with a little bit of moisture, whew. You can get a musty smell that will fill your home with funk. Regular duct cleaning will prevent excessive dander and mold buildup insde of the system and will help reduce foul odors.
Bottom Line: It is Worth it
So, yes. It is definitely worth it to practice regular duct cleaning. If you think it is far past due for you to get your ducts clean, schedule a service appointment with Atchley Air today and allow one of our professionals to give you thorough cleaning.