Air Duct Cleaning Augusta, GA
Breathe Easier with Clean Air Ducts
At Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air, we want all of our customers to breathe easier, so we offer affordable air duct cleaning in Augusta GA. Having clean air ducts and vents can make a huge difference in the efficiency of your AC system, and it can even affect your quality of life.
Dust, dirt, allergens, and more can build up within an air duct or vent over time, and if left untreated, these particles circulate through your home or office. Dirty air ducts can affect your breathing, and even cause clogs within your AC system, leading to costly repairs and higher utility bills. In fact, clogged ducts may even result in other dangers, such as fire.
Air Duct Cleaning Cost
You now might be wondering, how much will air duct cleaning cost? Well, depending on the size of your home’s duct work and the amount of buildup present, the cleaning can take a minimum of 3 hours and will cost anywhere from 200 to 600 dollars. This seems like a lot upfront, but it is well worth.
This cleaning cost ensures that other costs don’t occur: like co-pays on doctor’s visits because your breathing air has made you sick or like the cost of replacing appliances due to a house fire. Put simply, air duct cleaning eradicates these problems, so the cost is minimal compared to the immense benefits!
Commercial Air Duct Cleaning
When you own a business, you owe a duty to your customers and your employees to provide a clean and healthy environment. Maintaining that duty starts with the air you breathe. At Duggan’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide effective and efficient commercial air duct cleaning. Many companies don’t have the tools or the know-how to handle big commercial duct systems. That isn’t the case with Duggan’s! If improving the air quality of your business is a top priority (and it should be!) call our office today! We are happy to schedule you for commercial air duct cleaning service right away!
Residential Air Duct Cleaning
Experts across the country agree that residential ductwork should be professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Like most appliances and systems in your home, ductwork accumulates dust and debris over time. This lowers the efficiency of your air system, decreases your indoor air quality, and allows airborne contaminants into your house. These are all things you want to avoid.
At Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, we provide thorough residential ductwork cleaning services. We take these services seriously because we know that our clients may not realize how inefficient a dirty system can be. Not only does your health, but also your wallet, can take a serious hit. We’d like to prevent unnecessary spending on your part, and get fresh air back into your home. You won’t deal with strange odors or dust from an overhead vent once you get in touch with Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning.
Why Choose Duggan’s Air Duct Cleaning?
Many of your friends and neighbors call us to clean their ducts and vents because we’re known for quality and reliability. Our “Always On Time or You Don’t Pay a Dime!” promise means that we’ll be there when scheduled.
We’re a Certified Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier. This means that our air duct cleaning technicians have the knowledge and skill to install, inspect, repair and maintain energy-efficient heating and cooling systems according to quality regulations set forth by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
How long should it take to clean a typical residential HVAC system?
It’s not always easy to tell just how long it will take to clean all the air ducts in a home. There are several factors that can make a cleaning job longer or shorter. When you call Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, we can give you a time estimate, but that may change depending on the work we need to do around your home.
Some of the factors that affect the time length of cleaning a home’s HVAC system include:
- The size of the house: Bigger homes take longer to clean simply because there is more space.
- The layout of the HVAC system: Not all HVAC systems are designed the same way. When a system is more intricate, it takes longer to reach and clean all of the parts.
- The size of the team: Depending on our workload, we may send more than one person out to clean your residential HVAC system.
On average, residential HVAC system cleaning takes anywhere from four to eight hours, depending on the factors listed above.
What are antimicrobial chemicals and why would they need to be used?
Not everyone keeps up with their HVAC cleanings regularly. When these systems go so long without being cleaned and service, bacteria and mold can start growing in the unit. When these harmful materials build up, they can be difficult to remove, even for professionals like the ones at Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning.
If you have some of these harmful substances in your HVAC system, then your technician may use something called an antimicrobial chemical as a last resort. These chemicals clean hard surfaces within the system such as coils, air handlers, fans and duct interiors, and they’re strong enough to take out mold, fungi, algae, yeast and bacteria that may be lurking within your unit.
We know you’re concerned about your family’s health, and we assure all our clients that these chemicals are used as a last resort. Mold and other bacteria can make your family sick, so it is important that we get rid of those substances. Once we’ve exhausted all other options, we will use antimicrobial chemicals.
What is the normal price range for the air duct cleaning service?
When we price clients on our air duct cleaning services, we take a few factors into account. We look at the size of your home, the number of air ducts in it and the configuration of your home’s HVAC system. If your home is large and its HVAC configuration is not as simple as other models, then it will take longer to clean and be charged more to clean.
Most air duct cleaning services are priced between $300 and $500, with larger homes paying up towards the $500 mark. However, y0ur small home may also pay a larger fee if your technician finds something wrong with your HVAC system.
Some companies like to advertise air duct cleaning services at a special rate of $99. Be wary of these deals. Companies often use them to get buyers to commit. Then once the technician gets going, he or she finds something in the HVAC system that must be removed immediately. The price jumps from $99 to sometimes over $1,000.
How to determine if the HVAC system cleaning was effective?
There are countless reasons to schedule HVAC cleaning. Increased efficiency is one of the top. In order to determine whether a cleaning was effective, however, you need to test the system. You may perform a visual inspection of the heating and cooling unit before and after cleaning. You’ll notice a significant lack of grime and build up afterward. You could perform your own inspection, though it’s recommended to allow a professional to handle the task. Someone with a keen eye and experience will catch more issues than the average homeowner. Furthermore, running the system will prove whether your unit is clean or not. Before cleaning, you may experience a lack of air flow or decreased efficiency, both of which lead to increased utility bills. Afterward, you’ll notice your home is colder, and the unit is more efficient.
How often should I have my air duct system cleaned?
We are often asked about the recommended frequency of air duct cleaning. The answer isn’t always straightforward. Ideally for a typical homeowner, once every year or so should be sufficient. However, for a business that deals a lot of debris, dust, or dirt, you may need more frequent air duct cleaning services. To get a specific answer, you should contact our office and discuss your needs. We can recommend the best cleaning schedule for you!
Why is it important to maintain clean air ducts?
There are many benefits to maintaining clean air ducts. Here are just a few of them:
- Improve Your Indoor Air Quality. If you have dirty air ducts, you can bet that your indoor air quality suffers. Poor indoor air quality can lead to serious health problems and even infections.
- Save Energy. Contaminants in your ductwork will cause your HVAC system to work harder…which means that they use more energy! Save energy by regularly cleaning your ducts.
- Prolong Your HVAC System’s Lifespan. It’s pretty simple: air ducts that don’t have to work as hard will last longer.
Do you have questions about how to maintain clean air ducts? Contact Duggan’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning today!
We believe in honest dealings, so ask out technicians how we can help you. To schedule your own air duct cleaning appointment, give Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning a call today at 706-733-8703!