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Author: laura | October 4, 2016

Common Questions About Air Duct Cleaning

When it comes to air duct cleaning services, it’s easy to get mislead by the overload of information out there. What’s a good price? Who should I hire? What will the technicians actually do? When you contact Capital Heating & Cooling, you can trust our our NADCA-certified team to answer all your questions honestly and perform services that surpass your expectations.

Q: How do I know when the air ducts in my home need to be cleaned?Duct Cleaning Waukesha by Capital Heating & Cooling

A: If your air intake vents are coated in an excessive amount of dust and grime, you find your furnace filters are dirty not long after you’ve changed them or dust settles on your furniture not long after you’ve cleaned your vents, then it may be time to consult a professional on whether your air ducts need cleaning or not!


Q: How often should my air ducts be cleaned?

A: NADCA suggests that you have your air ducts thoroughly cleaned at least once every 3 to 5 years, depending on the activity in your home or business, peculiar odors or debris and objects obstructing the air flow from the vents. Even newly constructed buildings need their air ducts cleaned after a few years because the dust and dirt produced while doing construction or remodeling can be recirculated through the air for up to 12 years.


Q: How much does duct cleaning cost?

A: Air duct cleaning costs depend on a number of factors, including: 1) How many HVAC systems you have, 2) The square footage of your building, 3) The type of duct cleaning equipment being used and 4) The pricing model the duct cleaning company uses. Word to the wise: hire local duct cleaners that use flat rate pricing. Duct cleaning companies that advertise a cheap price usually try to charge you for each vent they clean, which is misleading and can ultimately costing you a lot in the end. If you’re unsure of who to hire, find a NADCA certified HVAC company that has signed a code of duct cleaning ethics.


Q: Why is it important for me to get my air ducts cleaned?

A: When your air conditioning or furnace is running, it circulates the particles and debris stuck in your air ducts throughout your home, which makes for less than ideal indoor air quality. Having your air ducts cleaned will reduce pet dander, dust and pollen and improve the living environment for your entire family and reduce problems for people with asthma, allergies, and illnesses, which they could be suffering due to the air pollutants in your home.


Q: Will having my air ducts cleaned result in a lower energy bill?

A: It can, yes. When your air ducts are dirty and filled with debris, it makes your HVAC system work harder than it needs to in order to get the job done! Failure to remove the contaminants from your duct system means your furnace filter can get clogged and prevent the proper amount of air flow necessary for your HVAC system to operate efficiently. So, having your air ducts cleaned regularly will help your HVAC system run more efficiently, ultimately resulting in a reduction of your energy bill and extension on the life expectancy of your HVAC system.


Q: How much time does it take to get my air ducts cleaned?

A: As a general rule of thumb, it’s safe to say that getting your air ducts cleaned will take approximately 1 hour for every bedroom you have in your home.


Q: Can I clean my air ducts without professional help?

A: You can clean spots of your air ducts that are easily seen and reachable, but you won’t be able to do a thorough and complete job. Having your air ducts professionally cleaned means your entire air duct system will be cleaned and sanitized, ensuring cleaner air ducts for a longer period of time.


Q: What’s the best company for air duct cleaning in the Milwaukee area?

A: Capital Heating & Cooling of course! When you’re ready to contact a professional regarding air duct cleaning services, then give us a call and trust us with the cleanliness and health of the air ducts in your home.


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