Is your family breathing clean air inside your home?
Throughout the winter months, dust accumulates in your air duct and air conditioning system.
And if you're like me, when the weather cools down and gets to a nice temperature like 70 degrees, I open up my windows and let the house fill up with fresh air.
But this allows outside pollen into your air conditioning system and into your air ducts on top of the dust that's been racking up.
Both of these makes for pretty dirty air ducts.
What Are Air Ducts?
Air ducts are associated with your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and are the pathways for heated or cooled air to travel throughout a home. (Source: AdvantaClean)
As the warmer weather arrives and you start using your air conditioner, that dust and pollen gets circulated through your home.
In order to ensure you and your family are breathing clean air, you can get your air ducts cleaned.
Professional Air Duct Cleaning Services
The process of cleaning your air ducts requires professionals to run a hose with a special brush attachment that acts as a vacuum.
Through each vent in a home, the vacuum is pushed through as far as possible in order to suck up any dust and other particles that are in the ducts.
When to Clean Air Ducts
A home actually only needs professional air duct cleaning every 4-5 years.
It takes time for dust and pollen to actually meet a dangerous limit. But if you haven't gotten your air ducts inspected or cleaned, you should call a professional to determine whether it is needed.
How Much Does Air Duct Cleaning Cost?
Now for the biggest question: cost. Air duct cleaning runs per vent and ranges from $20-$40 per vent depending on the company.
Pegasus Carpet Care offers air duct cleaning for $25/vent. Check out our Bundled Service special that takes $10 off air duct cleaning.
Companies charge per vent because it requires the technician to inspect and remove each vent, insert their vacuum hose and scrub the duct thoroughly.
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