What is Air Duct Cleaning?

Most people are now aware that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern and increased visibility. You have probably seen an advertisement, received a coupon in the mail, or been approached directly by a company offering to clean your air ducts as a means of improving your home’s indoor air quality. These services typically — but not always — range in cost from $325 to $1,400 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.

If you decide to have your heating and cooling system cleaned, Comfort Air Heating & Cooling, Inc. can clean all components of the system and is qualified to do so. Duct cleaning generally refers to the cleaning of various air system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, main supply and return trunk line, video inspection of duct work before and after. If not properly installed, maintained, and operated, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the home’s living space. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating any potential benefits. Comfort Air Heating & Cooling, Inc. will use specialized tools to dislodge dirt and other debris in ducts, and then vacuum them out with a high-powered vacuum cleaner. In addition, Comfort Air Heating & Cooling, Inc. will sanitize and deodorize the duct system using commercial grade sanitation equipment and environmentally friendly deodorizers commonly used for hospitals and nursing homes, leaving behind a fresh scent after the system has been properly cleaned of all visible dust or debris.