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Perhaps the more pertinent question is whether air duct cleaning is worth the expense and trouble.
Experts tell our team that consumers should expect to pay $300 to $450 to have all ductwork in a 2,000-square-foot home cleaned. It’s also important to spend some time finding a reliable contractor to clean your ducts. Some unscrupulous companies may offer extremely low prices to get a foot in your door. Beware of any service provider who uses scare tactics and immediately tries to upsell you into having mold removed.
A bad duct-cleaning job is worse than no cleaning at all, because it can raise particles or even break part of an HVAC system. But experts say proper cleaning can boost the quality of your indoor air and may increase your HVAC unit’s efficiency.
Before hiring an air duct cleaner, follow these tips, which our team gathered from highly rated service providers and consumers:
Consider having ducts cleaned once every two to seven years, depending on whether you and your household have severe allergies or lots of pets.