Frequently Asked Questions

SAI Air Duct Cleaning answers your frequently asked questions below about air duct and dryer vent cleaning, indoor air quality, and duct treatment.

You air ducts are just like the filter on your dryer machine - they get dirty overtime. Not only do they collect dirt, air ducts can harbor debris, dust, insects rodents, and mold. Having air ducts properly cleaned by a professional service provider does two things: rids the unit of troublesome contaminants and ensures it continues operating efficiently.
Ideally, as long as the system its maintained and has a high efficiency filter, HVAC systems and air ducts should be cleaned every 2 years, depending on the year the system was installed and the air quality of your location.
You may have seen advertisements, received a coupon in the mail, or have been approached directly by a company offering to clean your air ducts for a low, low price. Don't be fooled by $79.95 or $149.95 "Whole House Specials", which at least gets you poor work by poorly trained and unlicensed/uncertified people and at most bait and switch. However, the reality is that these services typically cost anywhere from $400 to $1000 per heating and cooling system. The size of the system being cleaned, accessibility to the system climatic region, and level of contamination all factor into pricing.
There are a variety of factors that could affect the time needed to clean a residential HVAC system, including the type of home, accessibility of the ductwork, and the number of workers on the project. A typical three or four bedroom home typically requires 2 to 3 hours for cleaning using SAI Air Duct's state-of the-art source removal techniques.