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How Much Does it Cost to Clean an Air Duct in San Jose?

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An air duct is a component of the HVAC system that enables the unit to deliver and remove air. Thus, air ducts are considered to be a good method of ensuring that the quality of the air indoors is acceptable and that the thermal comfort will be met. Through time, air ducts accumulate dusts and dirt. This causes serious problems as these substances prevent the duct from doing its work and therefore compromise the quality of air in the house. Air duct cleaning in San Jose is necessary to prevent this from happening. San Jose air duct cleaning comes with many benefits aside from ensuring the quality of the air indoor. Keeping air ducts clean can prevent allergy attacks on people who are allergic to dust and dirt because air ducts help in cleaning the air. It is also reported that cleaning the air ducts can reduce the energy consumption by helping the HVAC system run smoothly and efficiently, requiring less energy consumption. It can also increase the life cycle of the HVAC.

Fair price breakdown

The cost of an air duct cleaning in San Jose varies and normally ranges anywhere from around $300 to over $1000 for an overall cleaning of the central air conditioner. However, there are some that offer to do it for only $75, but be careful. There is no other way to do HVAC cleaning than by doing it right. Keep in mind that anyone who keeps on claiming that they will do the job for less than $300 is either a scammer, will do the job poorly, or will charge hidden fees.

Estimated final cost for air duct cleaning

Item Quantity Fair Price
Duct & Vent Cleaning Labor 2 Hours $412.08
Duct & Vent Cleaning Equipment Allowance $24.02
Totals - Cost to Clean Ducts & Vents - 1200 Square Feet $436.10
Average Cost Per Square Foot $0.36

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In average sized homes, it is estimated that hiring San Jose air duct cleaners can cost between $275 to $350 depending on the size and number of vents. Although there is no guaranteed study that could warrant that duct cleaning in San Jose will increase the quality of air, it is still important to clean the air ducts as they are an important part of the HVAC system. Failure to keep them clean can lead to problems that may affect the whole system.

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Typically, it is recommended that air ducts be cleaned after 8 to 10 years. However, a household where there are children, pets, family member with respiratory issues or compromised immune system needs to have their HVAC duct system cleaned more frequently.

As per The American Lung Association, 90% of people spend most of their time indoors. Having your HVAC's air duct cleaned frequently will remove the accumulated dust, debris such as cobwebs, and rodent droppings that normally block the airflow and decrease the efficiency of the system. Not only that, but a regular air duct cleaning is said to increase the quality of the indoor air.

A regular size home's air duct can take about 2 to 4 hours to clean and that is with at least two technicians present. Big homes and those with pets may take longer hours to clean.

Inside an air system, there are some major components included in a ductwork cleaning. The supply and return grills, the interior surface of the supply and return vent, and the HVAC system air handler. All of these components should be cleaned meticulously. If only a part of the system gets cleaned, there is a high possibility that the uncleaned components can contaminate the cleaned one, rendering the ductwork cleaning useless.

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2019

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    ARS Mechanical

    Rating: 87
    1620 Zanker Rd. 
    San JoseCA  95112
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    APC Appliance Parts Company

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    San JoseCA  95126
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    Air Conditioning Systems

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    1073 Elm St. 
    San JoseCA  95126
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    AAA Furnace & Air Conditioning Co.

    Rating: 93
    1712 Stone Ave #1. 
    San JoseCA  95101
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    Air Fowlks Heating & Coolings

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    San JoseCA  95130
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    Ab-Jdd Plumbing & Heating

    Rating: 86
    390 S White Rd. 
    San JoseCA  95127