Cost and Time Estimates
How much does air duct cleaning cost?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average cost for properly cleaning an entire air duct system in an average-sized home ranges from $450 to $1,000. However, there are several factors that affect the cost and time estimates of air duct cleaning:
- the type of ductwork
- HVAC system size
- ductwork and system accessibility
- number of crew members required
- level of contamination
- environmental factors
Beware of advertisements that have “whole house specials” for very low prices. Many of these scams only include only the main ducts and then charge extra for the air handler, blower fans, coils, registers, and cutting access. A NADCA Certified professional should be upfront on all air duct cleaning costs.
How long does it take to clean air ducts?
The amount of time it takes to clean a residential HVAC system depends on many variables such as the size of the home, the number of systems, the extent of the contamination, and the number of HVAC cleaners performing the job. Ask at least two contractors to inspect your air duct system and give you a time estimate for your particular system. This will give you a general idea of how long the job should take as well as an idea of how thoroughly the contractor plans to do the job.
Find a Professional
When you’re ready to have your air ducts cleaned, make sure you choose a qualified contractor to ensure the job is done right. NADCA makes it really simple for homeowners to find a certified air duct cleaning professional. All it takes is a zip code to search our online directory to find a NADCA member in your area.