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Because air duct cleaning is relatively new, there is some pretty widespread suspicion among consumers that it’s merely a gimmick. While there are certainly swindlers out there who will charge their customers for something they’ve purportedly done but haven’t actually done, air duct cleaning, when done by a reputable, licensed company, is a very important and valuable service.

To make sure you’re getting quality work, avoid using companies who offer to clean your entire duct system for a very low rate. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. According to the EPA, air duct cleaning services should cost “from $450 to $1,000 per heating and cooling system, depending on the services offered, the size of the system to be cleaned, system accessibility, climatic region, and level of contamination.”

You’ll also want to hire a company that uses cameras to inspect ductwork. Because Ace Chimney Sweeps also cleans chimneys and dryer ducts, we are used to working with areas of the home that the homeowner can’t necessarily see. The chimney industry, too, has long been dogged by allegations of fraud. We understand the importance of proving our work. That’s one of the reasons we use closed-circuit cameras to show our customers areas of concern and before-and-after looks at the work we’ve done.

The Value of Air Duct Cleaning

Does everyone need to have his air ducts cleaned? No. The EPA recommends this service on an “as-needed” basis. But if your ducts have substantial mold growth, excessive amounts of dust and debris, or are infested with vermin, you are a great candidate for duct cleaning. We also find that many of our customers who suffer allergies—so rampant this time of year—find great relief thanks to our air duct cleaning services. Other clients also just enjoy having their air ducts cleaned for the sake of cleanliness and improved air quality.

Some of the advantages of a professional air duct cleaning include:

  • Remove indoor air pollution
  • Kill bacteria and fungi
  • Remove dust build-up
  • Remove mold
  • Remove vermin and insect infestations
  • Alleviate allergies
  • Extend life of HVAC system and improve its efficiency
  • Potential energy and maintenance savings

Live around the Elkton, Maryland, area, and have questions about air duct cleaning? Call Ace Chimney Sweeps Inc. at 410-392-4596.