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Is Duct Cleaning Worth the Cost?

September 16, 2016

There seems to be no end to the services offered by contractors in the HVAC industry. The question is: Is every service worth it? Duct cleaning, for example, brings promises of cleaner air and greater air conditioner efficiency, but is it worth spending your hard-earned money for this service? For many households in Jacksonville, Florida, duct cleaning will make up for its cost in greater efficiency and greater comfort.

Why Clean Air Ducts?

Why should you have your ducts cleaned in the first place? Over time, dust, dirt, and other particles collect in ducts. In a humid place like Florida, there is also potential for mold growth within air ducts. If a small animal gets into your ducts, it may make a home there without you knowing. With all of that being said, HVAC duct cleaning should not be the highest priority on your list of HVAC maintenance. Other preventive maintenance should come first. However, if you are concerned that any of the issues mentioned may be taking place within your system, it’s not a bad idea to have your ducts cleaned.

Note, however, that if you live in a particularly dusty environment or someone in your home suffers from chronic respiratory problems, then duct cleaning is necessary. Clean ducts will lead to greater indoor air quality, that benefits everyone, and a clean HVAC system always makes for a more efficient home.

Is Cleaning Worth the Cost?

Whether or not HVAC duct cleaning is worth your money will be largely dependent on your circumstances. If you are experiencing any of the issues mentioned above, like an animal infestation in your ductwork, then you should have them cleaned. If not, it still isn’t a bad idea to have your ducts cleaned every few years. A duct inspection will reveal whether or not duct cleaning is necessary. After all, it is guaranteed to increase efficiency, and that will save you more money than you spend on the cleaning.

Duct cleaning is well worth the cost since it will contribute to a more efficient and clean home. To have your ducts cleaned, give Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating a call at (904) 574-5619.

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