The number one reason people get their air ducts cleaned is that they're dirty! In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system takes air in and breathes air out. Dust, dander, hair and other stuff accumulate in the duct work over time.
Other reasons people get their ducts cleaned:
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn't have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
That $49 offer you got in the mail should be a red flag. When that company arrives at your house they will point out that the offer includes only your "supply" ducts and not your "returns", or they will try to sell you a bunch of other products and services to "improve" the air quality inside your home.
Duct cleaning done properly takes two people, 3-5 hours, and the right equipment.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that "duct cleaning services typically - but not always - range in cost from $450 to $1000 per heating and cooling system, depending on the services offered, the size of the system to be cleaned, system accessibility, climactic region, and level of contamination" and type of duct material.
Call Jeremiah for a price on duct cleaning for your home.