Duct Cleaning FAQ

Specialty Heating & Cooling – Duct Cleaning Service

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How do you clean the HVAC system duct work?

With Specialty Heating and Cooling our duct cleaning service is top notch.  Once you schedule an appointment for air duct cleaning, we will likely be there 4-6 hours working on the ducts making sure they are thoroughly clean.  We use powered HEPA filtration machines – a 2000 CFM Free Air machine with dual motor and HEPA level filtration, with brushes that will ensure that no damage is done to the duct work. If you have flexible duct work, we will use nylon brushes. If you have steel ductwork, we have steel brushes that will clean the ducts perfectly. 

How long might duct cleaning service take?

The typical duct cleaning service will only take about half a day. However, the time involved may vary depending on the number of registers and return vents needing to be serviced.

How much would duct cleaning service cost?

The cost depends on how many supply registers (either in your floor and/or your ceiling) and return air registers you have in your home. You can count these and call our office for a firm quote.

Why would I consider duct cleaning service?

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning duct systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health. Contaminants such as mold, fungi, bacteria, and very small particles of dust and dust mites – just to name a few. Having duct cleaning service will ensure the harmful contaminants are kept out!

Pollen, Mold, Bacteria/Viruses and Dust Mites

How often should I have the Duct cleaning service?

Frequency of duct cleaning service depends on several factors, not the least of which is the preference of the home owner. Some of the things that may lead a home owner to consider more frequent duct cleaning service include:

  • Wonderful pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander.
  • Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC System.
  • Family members with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system.
  • After home renovations or remodeling.
  • Prior to occupancy of a new home.


Fact: One out of six people who suffer from allergies do so because of the direct relationship of the fungi and bacteria in the air duct systems. – Total Health & Better Health Magazine

Fact: Indoor air is found to be 70% more polluted than that of outdoor air. – EPA Environmental Protection Agency

Fact: People are spending 60-90% more time indoors. – American Lung Association

Fact: 9 out of 10 breaths we draw are likely drawn indoors. The average person breathes in 50,000 pollution particles a day, and takes 20,000 breaths a day. – Dirty Facts by Five Seasons, the Air Recycling Company

Fact: It is estimated that poor air quality directly results, on an annual basis, to $1 Billion in medical costs and $60 Billion in employee sick leave and lost production.

Fact: Dirty ventilation systems and contaminated duct work combined are a 50.9% contributor to sick building syndrome. – Healthy Buildings International

Fact: Children are more susceptible to indoor air pollution as their small bodies and undeveloped immune systems are less able to effectively cope. Also children’s lungs are still developing. They breathe faster than adults and tend to absorb pollutants more readily.

Duct cleaning service will help. Consideration should be given to adding a good air filtration system to your existing HVAC system.