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Who Doesn’t Love a Bargain?

Posted on 06/24/2022

With the inflation and high gas prices, what family doesn’t need to save money wherever they can? But even the best bargain hunters know that there are some instances when you can skimp without guilt and other times when it’s really important to invest a little more. If you’re considering air duct cleaning, we’re here to tell you that cheaper isn’t better!

At NADCA, we put a lot of effort into educating homeowners on everything you need to know about air duct cleaning, like how to spot the signs that it’s time to get those ducts cleaned, cost and time estimates, tips for avoiding scams, why you should hire a NADCA member, and more. But let’s be honest, ads for low-cost HVAC system cleaning are everywhere we turn. And while your gut might tell you those offers are too good to be true, the budget-conscious part might lead you right into temptation! 

We won’t lie; professional air duct cleaning isn’t cheap when it’s done right. But it won’t break the bank either!

Depending on the size of your home and its HVAC system, the average cost of air duct cleaning services ranges from $450 to $1,000. Naturally, several factors influence the cost, like the type of ductwork in the home, the size of the HVAC system, accessibility to the system, the number of technicians needed to do the job, the level of contamination – and the amount of time it takes to clean the HVAC system in a home depends on many of those same variables. For instance, air duct cleaning for a 10,000-square-foot home with three HVAC systems will cost quite a bit more than a more typical 2,000-square-foot home with a single unit.

In some ways, no cost is too high for cleaner, healthier air; but the reality is that budget-conscious families want to get the best bang for their buck! While air duct cleaning certainly isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ service, in the long run, homeowners can recoup some of the cost with lower utility bills, since having your home’s air ducts thoroughly cleaned and removing debris from sensitive mechanical components helps the system run more efficiently. Plus, clean systems typically have a longer lifespan and operate more effectively than dirty systems, which can also lead to lower utility bills.

We all want our families to breathe clean, healthy air, right? But cleaning your home’s air ducts isn’t something you should ever attempt on your own. It’s a complex process that requires advanced knowledge of HVAC systems, as well as highly specialized tools. 

So, when you’re ready to tackle those air ducts, make sure you choose a qualified contractor to ensure the job is done right – one who is certified for the task. NADCA members have technicians on staff with advanced training and certification in HVAC system cleaning. Plus, they follow a higher standard when it comes to customer service and integrity.

NADCA makes it really simple for homeowners to find an air duct cleaning professional. All it takes is a zip code to search our online directory to find a NADCA member in your area.